Some Fun Toon Trivia From The Movie ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ [VIDEO]
It’s been quite awhile since I have watched ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ so last night I curled up in bed and revisited this classic movie from 1988.
The movie was based on the book by Gary K. Wolf, ‘Who Censored Roger Rabbit?’
Let’s take a trip back to 1947 Los Angeles and check out some ‘cool toon’ facts from the movie.
Do you know which Voice Actor spent screen time with John Travolta in the 1970’s?
- The only way that Cartoon characters from Warner Brothers were allowed in the movie was if they got equal screen time with the Disney characters.
- This was the most expensive film made in the 1980s.
- Actors who were considered for the role of Eddie Valiant included; Eddie Murphy (he turned down the role), Wallace Shawn, Chevy Chase (turned down the role) and Ed Harris.
- The producers first choice for Eddie Valiant was Bill Murray, but they could never get a hold of him. Murray, after finding out about this years later, said he would have done the role.
- Tim Curry auditioned for the role of Judge Doom, but the execs and producers felt his portrayal was ‘too terrifying.’
- Even though Christopher Lloyd got the role of Judge Doom, another Christopher was approached first and turned it down. Christopher Lee.
- There were over 40 drafts of the script including ones that had Baby Herman and Jessica Rabbit as the villains.
- Even though they were not created until 1949, both Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner show up and the conclusion of the film (set in 1947).
- Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) auditioned for the role of Roger Rabbit.
- In a very early version of the script it was discovered that Judge Doom killed Bambi’s Mother.
Here’s Roger and Baby Herman in their toon-short ‘Tummy Trouble.’
Actor Charles Fleischer (the voice of Roger Rabbit and Benny the Cab) appeared with John Travolta on ‘Welcome Back, Kotter.’ Fleischer’s character was Carvelli.