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"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" is not only one of the best movies of 1988, but it a breakthough in the combination of animation and live action. It's not anything new, back in the 1930's Warner Brothers and it's animation department, have combine live action and amination. Check out a Porky Pig,(in ammination) when he talks with the head of the Warner Amination department who's is live action. The 1943 movie "Anchors Aweight" in which Gene Kelly dances with Jerry the mouse. "Mary Poppins" also combined live action and amination.
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" is a movie that got memorable characters and very funny aminated characters. Most of the cartoon characters come from Walt disney and Warner Brothers, among other stuidios. This is probaby the only time that Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse on the same screen together. Bob Hoskins played a private eye who is undercover trouble in toontown. He comes to the aid of Roger Rabbit who just been framed. Jessica Rabbit is voiced by Kathleen Turner. Not only she did a brilliant job of voiceing Jessica Rabbit, but she add sex appeal to her character. Christopher Lloyd is the perfect villian as Judge Doom. There are plenty of sight gags.
My favorite part of the movie is Toomtown itself, which it has taken a life of it's own. The chemistry between Hoskins and Roger Rabbit is incredible. there's plenty of fun in every scene of that movie. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" is one of the best movies by Robert Zemeckis, who four years earlier did "Back to the Future." It's too bad that "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" didn't get nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. But for me, the same thing could be said for "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" which beat "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" as my favorite film of 1988. If that film comes to TV again, I urged you to see it.
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