…I mean, it will be if you don’t cheat by Googling. Anyway, Robert Zemeckis’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit is quickly becoming one of my favorite films. Every time I watch it, I find something new to admire about it.
The technology used to create the intersected human-and-cartoon worlds of the movie was groundbreaking…and expensive. Fortunately, it all paid off as the project exploded at the box office and won four Academy Awards. Many have even credited it as kicking off the “Disney Renaissance” in the 1990s.
But how much do YOU know about this very important film? See how many of these questions you can answer; for some of them, you’ll need the eagle eye of Private Investigator Valiant!
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit was released in 1988, but (technically speaking) it is a period piece. In what year does the story take place?
- Who is the only Disney princess to appear in the movie?
- Can you name at least three actors who were considered for the role of Eddie Valiant before Bob Hoskins was cast?
- What are the three ingredients of Judge Doom’s “Dip?” (Bonus: Why were these particular chemicals selected?)
- In the final sequence, Eddie whips out a weapon known as the “Singing Sword.” What jazz standard does it perform?
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit became the second-highest grossing film of 1988. What movie took the top spot?
- Who is the very last Toon we see onscreen before the credits roll?
- What was so noteworthy about the moment when Eddie is falling from the top floor of a Toontown building?
- When Eddie is telling Roger about his brother’s death, he mentions two distinct traits that the murderer had. What were they?
- When Judge Doom is searching for Roger in the bar, what common ditty does he recite to lure him out?