Ahhh…do you remember the old cartoons of the 20’s. Not me. I wasn’t alive then. But I have at least seen some old cartoons such as the classic Warner Brothers and Disney cartoons, Popeye, Felix the Cat, and a lot more. What if there were a film that brought all those classic characters together on the big screen? There is! This is “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”.
Story: Eddie Valient is an old detective. He’s been an alcoholic ever since the death of his brother. But when cartoon star Roger Rabbit is accused of murder, Eddie is back in the detective business.
Does this story work? Yes. It is a creative concept and has its shining moments. But sometimes it can get a bit cliche and predictable.
Other than its few flaws, the story holds up well.
Animation: The animation in this film was amazing then and it’s still amazing now. The way they integrated the animation with the live-action is still mind boggling. Though I do think that they went a little overboard with the squash and stretch on Roger by having him literally bouncing off the walls sometimes. It can be a tad annoying. But it was still impressive.
Characters: Eddie is the typical depressed detective. He turned to alcohol after his brother was murdered, but was sprung back into action by Roger Rabbit. Roger is one of the biggest stars in ToonTown. He was accused of the murder of Marvin Acme.
These characters are very enjoyable. Again, they have their flaws with them being a bit too cliche. But it’s saved by the amount of character they have to them. I know Roger isn’t there, but he’s seems too real.
In conclusion, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was an enjoyable film with a few flaws, but it doesn’t overshadow the amount of character and fun the rest of the film has to offer.
See you later, Animators!