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Who Framed Roger Rabbit visits the seedier side of cartoon land where a hard drinking gumshoe (Bob Hoskins) reluctantly tries to help Roger Rabbit (voice by Charles Fleischer) clear his name of a murder charge. The movie is best known for its innovated mix of animation and live action characters.
Why Is Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Rated PG?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is rated PG
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Violence: The film’s opening scene involves a baby and older character exposed to numerous dangers in a kitchen including knives, fire, electrocution, hot water and a stove. Characters hitch a ride on a trolley car without paying the fare. A character is flattened by a steamroller. The chalk outline of a man is seen along with a huge safe that smashed him to death. A man is choked when his tie is caught in a machine. He is then shot in the back twice. A cartoon character is killed by being dipped into a deadly solvent. After his death, the character’s red paint looks like blood dripping to the ground. Other characters narrowly miss being covered with the solvent. Guns and other weapons are used. Characters threaten others with harm or death. Several scenes include frenetic action and terrified characters that may disturb young viewers.
Sexual Content: The sound of sexual activity implies characters are involved in sex. It turns out to be something else. A male cartoon kisses a man on the mouth. A voluptuous woman is the subject of numerous sight gags. Characters engage in crude sexual jokes, oogling women, spanking them and leering at them. A man appears to have a huge erection. A character misunderstands the words “prostate” and “probate”. A man pulls a woman behind the bar by grabbing the low cut neckline of her dress. After a man reaches down a woman’s shirt his hand is caught in a bear trap referred to as a “booby trap”. A man is seen with his pants down. Other crude jokes include references to male and female anatomy. The script has a derogatory tone in relation to the female protagonist.
Language: The script contains moderate and mild profanities, epithets, crude terms for anatomy, brief terms of Deity and crass name-calling.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A man gets a cigarette from a group of young boys. The main character drinks frequently, has a known drinking problem and is portrayed as drunk at times. A man who looks like a baby smokes cigars often. Another character is seen with a mouthful of cigarettes. Other characters either drink or are offered drinks.
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Other films that combine live action with animation include the basketball movie Space Jam, which also features Looney Tunes characters. Animated penguins and farm animals in Mary Poppins interact with live characters in this musical adventure. Disney also mixed animation and live action in Pete’s Dragon.
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Home Video Notes: Who Framed Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 12 March 2013
Who Framed Roger Rabbit releases to home video in a 25th Anniversary Edition (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo). Bonus extras include:
- Digitally Restored Roger Rabbit Shorts: Tummy Trouble, Roller-Coaster Rabbit and Trail Mix-Up
- Before & After Split-Screen
- Toon Stand-Ins
- Deleted Scene: Pig’s Head
- Toontown Confidential Feature Trivia Track
- The Valiant Files: Interactive Set-Top Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
- Feature Audio Commentary
- Behind the Ears: The True Story
- Who Made Roger Rabbit?
- On Set! Benny the Cab