Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Directed byRobert Zemeckis
Produced byFrank Marshall
Robert Watts
Screenplay byJeffrey Price
Peter S. Seaman
Based onWho Censored Roger Rabbit?
by Gary K. Wolf
StarringBob Hoskins
Christopher Lloyd
Charles Fleischer
Stubby Kaye
Joanna Cassidy
Music byAlan Silvestri
CinematographyCotton Warburton
Edited byArthur Schmidt
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • June 1, 1988 (1988-06-01)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$70 million[1]
Box office$329,803,958[2]

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-noir movie. It is set in 1947 in Los Angeles. The movie is based on Gary K. Wolf's novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis. The movie was released by Touchstone Pictures. The movie has both animation and live action parts. The cartoon characters interact directly with human beings.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 22 June 1988
 France 18 October 1988
 West Germany 27 October 1988
 Netherlands 17 November 1988
 Australia 24 November 1988
 Portugal 24 November 1988
 Spain 25 November 1988
 United Kingdom 2 December 1988
 Ireland 2 December 1988
 Italy 2 December 1988
 Sweden 2 December 1988
 Japan 3 December 1988
 Colombia 7 December 1988
 Norway 15 December 1988
 Denmark 16 December 1988
 Finland 16 December 1988
 Iceland 16 December 1988
 Greece 21 December 1988
 Argentina 22 December 1988
 Brazil 22 December 1988
 Peru 22 December 1988
 El Salvador 25 December 1988
 Hong Kong 28 January 1989
 Taiwan 6 February 1989
American Samoa American Samoa 23 June 1989
 Hungary 5 October 1989
 Turkey 8 December 1989
 South Korea 17 August 1990

Awards[change | change source]

Who Framed Roger Rabbit won Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing. Nominations included Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Sound.[3] Richard Williams received a Special Achievement Award.[4]

Roger Rabbit won the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film, as well as Best Direction for Zemeckis and Special Visual Effects. Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd and Joanna Cassidy were nominated for their performances. Alan Silvestri and the screenwriters also received nominations.[5]

The movie was nominated for four categories at the 42nd British Academy Film Awards and won an award for its visual effects.[6]

Roger Rabbit was nominated the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy). Hoskins was also nominated for his performance.[7]

The movie also won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Norman Kagan (May 2003). "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". The Cinema of Robert Zemeckis. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 93–117. ISBN 0-87833-293-6.
  2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit at Box Office Mojo
  3. "The 61st Academy Awards (1989) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  4. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  5. "Past Saturn Awards". Saturn Awards Organization. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  6. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  7. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  8. "The Hugo Awards: 1989". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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