Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Corrected entry: In the Ink and Paint club, you can tell the hand Jessica uses to grab Eddie's tie is a real one, since it's lighting is so much different to the cartoon body beside it.

Correction: While true that an actor was used for much of Jessica's dance routine, the actor was painted over so there would be no lighting difference.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In various shots throughout the movie, you can actually see lit backgrounds right through the toons.

Correction: So? They may be alive, but they are still are painted on transparent celluloid film (that's why 'dip' kills them). It's only natural they would be slightly transparent.

Corrected entry: When you're in the Benny the Taxi, picking where you want go, go to the Acme Movie Theater. In Special Features it shows a splat on a box, you can press a direction and you should see eyes, then you click Enter and special things will happen. (Found on disk 1.)


Correction: On the 20th Anniversary DVDs, these things happen in the Acme Warehouse, not the Movie Theater.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Hoskins and Roger pull up to Maroon's office in the car look at Hoskins' pants, they're a much lighter color. But when he gets out and talks to Roger they're now much darker.

Joe Campbell

Correction: Bob Hoskin's light khaki-coloured trenchcoat covers his dark trouser legs while he is seated in the car. You can see how long the trenchcoat is when he climbs the stairs.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Roger and Hoskins get away in the cab watch the weasels get into their van. As they pull away quickly look at the side of the van to see a reflection of a boom mic. (00:55:55)

Joe Campbell

Correction: What we actually see is a reflection of a lamp post.


Corrected entry: When Jessica is done singing her song at the Ink 'N Paint Club, if you look closely at her left hand while she is walking toward the curtains (away from the camera) you can see that she has her middle finger stuck out, as if flipping everyone off.

Correction: Is that really an error? No. There are other instances of "improper behavior" in the movie as well.

Corrected entry: Toons can only be killed by 'Dip', but the weasel operating the 'Dip' cannon is killed when he falls into the machinery.

Dan Moat

Correction: They can be killed by other means as well. Remember the other weasels laughing themselves to death?


Corrected entry: If you go frame by frame on the DVD (because this happens rather fast) at the part when the Weasel's shoot off the lock and knob to Eddie's apartment, you can see that the wood where the bullets come through (before they actually do) is a slightly blacker colour. This means they're actually mini-explosives being set off on a track in the wood. More to the point, the bullets are not only shot in a perfect square from a 1930's Tommy gun, but when the knob and lock fall off when the weasel's enter, the space where it falls out of is a pre-cut perfect square. Not likely if it has been taken off with a machine gun. (00:41:10)

Correction: If you have to go frame-by-frame or slow motion to see this, it is not a movie mistake.


Corrected entry: When Eddie, Benny and Roger are being chased by the weasels, Benny drives into an alley backwards. If you freeze as the shot changes, Eddie is not in Benny - it's a CGI model of Eddie.

Correction: If you have to use freeze-frame or slow motion to see something, it is not a movie mistake.


Factual error: The picture of Eddie and Teddy on the road with dad, supposedly taken in 1906, shows a Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus poster. In 1906, the Ringling Brothers circus and the Barnum & Bailey circus were two separate circuses playing in different parts of the country. They did not combine the two shows until 1919. (00:27:00)

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Roger Rabbit: No! Not my Jessica! Not pattycake! It can't be! It just can't be! Jessica's my wife! It's absolutely impossible! Jessica's the love of my life. The apple of my eye. The cream in my coffee.
Eddie Valiant: Well you better start drinking it black, Acme's taking the cream now.

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Trivia: When the filmmakers sought permission to use the Looney Tunes characters in the film, Warner Brothers only agreed on the condition that Bugs Bunny receive equal screen time with Mickey Mouse.

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Question: Does "pattycake" also mean something sexual? We were obviously at first supposed to think Jessica and Acme had sex, but if they were, why would she say "pattycake" and why does Maroon say "You're not the first guy whose wife went pattycake on him"? Am I missing out on something?


Chosen answer: According to the director, Pattycake is the toon equivalent to sex.

Greg Dwyer

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