Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos) - Alan Silvestri - Quién engañó a Roger Rabbit (Original Motion
Label: Touchstone Pictures - TCH 463059 1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Stereo • Country: Spain • Genre: Jazz, Classical, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Score, Cool Jazz
Loosely based on Gary K. Wolf 's novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? Set in in a version of Hollywood where cartoon characters and people co-exist, it follows Eddie Valianta private detective who must exonerate "Toon" i. Walt Disney Pictures purchased the film rights for the film's story in Price and Seaman wrote two drafts of the script before Disney brought in executive producer Steven Spielberg and his production company, Amblin Entertainment.
Zemeckis was brought on to direct the film while Canadian animator Richard Williams was hired to supervise the animation sequences. Production was moved BlackHawk - The Skys The Limit Los Angeles to Elstree Studios in England to accommodate Williams and his group of animators. While filming, the production budget began to rapidly expand and the shooting schedule ran longer than expected. The film was released through Disney's Touchstone Pictures banner on June 22, to critical and commercial success, becoming a blockbuster hit.
It brought a renewed interest in the Golden Age of American animationspearheading modern Crossing The Gasoline Sea - Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire - Harmonies From Bleeding Mouths animation and the Disney Renaissance.
Init was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
The film is set in Los Angeleswhere " toons " act in theatrical cartoon shorts as with live-action films. They regularly interact with real people and animals and reside in Toontown. Private detective Eddie Valiant and his brother, Teddy, once worked closely with them on several famous cases, but after Teddy was killed by a toon while the duo were investigating a bank robbery, Eddie lapsed into alcoholismlost his sense of humorand vowed never to help toons again.
Maroon, head of Maroon Cartoonsis anxious about the recent poor performances of one of his biggest stars, Roger Rabbit. He hires Dogs Of War - Pink Floyd - Welcome To The New Machine to investigate rumors about Roger's attractive wife, Jessicabeing romantically involved with businessman Marvin Acme, owner of both Acme Corporation and Toontown.
After watching Jessica perform at an underground nightclubEddie secretly photographs her and Marvin playing patty-cake in her Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos) - Alan Silvestri - Quién engañó a Roger Rabbit (Original Motion room, which he shows to Roger.
Roger aggressively declares that he and Jessica will be happy, and flees. The next morning, Marvin is discovered to have been killed by a falling safe at his factory, and evidence points to Roger being responsible.
While investigating, Eddie meets Judge DoomToontown's creepy superior court judge, and his police team, the Toon Patrol, a gang of toon weasels hired by Doom to find and arrest Roger. Doom has formulated a solvent mixture called "Dip" that is capable of killing a toon. Eddie later runs into Roger's toon co-star, Baby Herman, who believes Roger is innocent and that Marvin's missing will, which will give the toons ownership of Toontown, may be the key to his murder.
In his office, Eddie finds Roger, who begs him to help exonerate him. Eddie reluctantly hides him in his sink when the weasels storm into his office to search Eddie, and then later in a local bar, where his girlfriend, Dolores, works. Jessica approaches Eddie and says that Maroon forced her to pose for the photographs so he could blackmail Marvin. Doom and his weasel henchmen discover Roger at the bar, but he and Eddie escape with Benny, an anthropomorphic taxi cab. They hide in a movie theater, where Eddie sees a news reel detailing the sale of Maroon Cartoons to Cloverleaf, a mysterious corporation that bought the city's Pacific Electric streetcar system shortly before Marvin's murder.
Eddie rushes to the studio to challenge Maroon, leaving Roger to wait outside, but Jessica incapacitates him and stows him in the trunk of her car. Maroon tells Eddie that he blackmailed Marvin into selling his company so he could sell the studio, then tearfully admits he only did so out of fear for the safety of the toons. Maroon is killed by an unseen assassin before he can explain the consequences of the missing will.
Eddie witnesses Jessica fleeing the scene and, assuming she is the culprit, chases her into Toontown. Once he catches her, she reveals that Doom killed Marvin and Maroon and that the former gave her his will for safekeeping, but she discovered that it was blank. She and Eddie are then kidnapped by Doom and the Toon Patrol. At the Acme factory, Doom reveals that he has learned of the city's plan to build a freeway and intends to profit from it.
As the only stockholder of Cloverleaf, he bought the streetcar system in order to shut it down and will use a machine loaded with Dip to destroy Toontown, allowing him to sell the land to roadside businesses. Roger unsuccessfully attempts to save Jessica, and they are tied onto a hook in front of the machine's hose. Eddie performs an impromptu vaudeville act, causing the Toon Patrol to die laughing ; he kicks their leader into Give A Little Mo (Extended Version) - Various - Dave Anistons Motherfunk Grooves - The U.K.
Club Ho machine's dip vat, killing him. Eddie battles against Doom, who is flattened by a steamroller, but survives, exposing him as the very toon who killed Teddy. Eddie uses a toon boxing glove mallet that causes the machine to empty its Dip onto Doom, melting him.
The empty machine crashes through the wall into Toontown, where it is destroyed by a train. Mr.
Consequence - Sonofold - The Early Years (File) shocks Eddie with a joy buzzerand Eddie gives him a kiss, having regained his sense of humor. Eddie happily walks to Toontown with Dolores, Roger, Jessica, and the other toons.
The film was one of the final productions in which he voiced his Looney Tunes characters before his death the following year. Animation director Richard Williams voiced Droopy.
April Winchell voiced Mrs. Herman and the "baby noises". The main characters of the film are Roger Rabbit, a cartoon rabbit, his cartoon-human wife, Jessica, and human detective Eddie Hugluvsucklogchatemoticon - Various - Revenge Of The Fight Club and Toon in human disguise villain Judge Doom.
Baby Herman is Roger's major co-star in the animated shorts in which they appear. He is Roger's best friend. His "mother", Mrs. Herman voiced by April Winchellmakes an appearance at the beginning of the film and its spin-off short films, but she is only shown from the waist down.
Baby Herman and Roger Rabbit comprised an Abbott and Costello -like comedy team for the fictitious Maroon Cartoons studio in the s. In the process, Roger suffers inventive physical injuries and humiliations reminiscent of those in classic Tex Avery cartoons, while Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos) - Alan Silvestri - Quién engañó a Roger Rabbit (Original Motion Herman remains unscathed. For both book adaptations, Baby Herman was murdered, leaving behind a doppelganger for Eddie to help solve the crime.
In the film, Baby Herman's role was downplayed. In one scene, he tells Eddie that Roger did not murder Marvin and tips him off that Marvin had a will that promised to leave Toontown to the toons, which is the reason why Marvin was killed.
Baby Herman later appears at the end of the film, expressing his frustration that Marvin did not leave his will where it could easily be found. Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos) - Alan Silvestri - Quién engañó a Roger Rabbit (Original Motion his name and appearance, "Baby" Herman is actually a middle-aged, cigar -smoking toon who looks like an infant. While filming "in character", he speaks baby talk in a typical baby boy's Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos) - Alan Silvestri - Quién engañó a Roger Rabbit (Original Motion provided by Winchell; off-camera, he has a raspy, deep voice provided by Lou Hirsch.
Animation director Richard Williams loved the character of "adult" Baby Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos) - Alan Silvestri - Quién engañó a Roger Rabbit (Original Motion so much that he personally animated all of the scenes of the character in the film. When he loses his cigar and finds himself unable to reach it, he starts crying like a baby albeit with his voice still sounding like a middle-aged man.
Benny the Cab is a taxi cab that services the Los Angeles area. He is voiced in all appearances by Charles Fleischer. In the original story, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? The character was expanded for the film, as an anthropomorphized colorful yellow Volkswagen Beetle -style taxi cab.
The Toon Patrol is a group of five anthropomorphic animated tailless weasels who serve as henchmen to Judge Doom. They serve as the secondary antagonists of the film.
In the film, they comprise the " police officers " of Toontown, but they behave less like law enforcers and more like gangsters and thugs.
They drive around in a black Dodge Humpback paddy wagon labeled with the Los Suspicious Minds - Howard Carpendale - Mein Weg Zu Dir city seal like with cruisers of the Los Angeles Police Department. The Toon Patrol enjoy laughing at the misery of othersincluding each other. Like all the other toons in the film, they are invincible to physical body harm except for the Dip. However, prolonged laughter is also shown to be lethal to them.
Eddie jokes around in front of them during the climax of the film, causing all but Smartass who is thrown into the Dip to "die" from laughing at him, after which their toon souls rise to Heaven in angel forms. According to Judge Doom, they once had hyena cousins that died in the same manner. While being designed, the Toon Patrol and their fondness of weapons were modeled after the weasels in the Disney cartoon The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.
Dolores Joanna Cassidy is Eddie's girlfriend who works as a waitress in a bar. She is involved in helping Eddie solve the case against Judge Doom. Maroon Alan Tilvern is the owner of Maroon Cartoons. Maroon later admitted that he was trying to blackmail Marvin into selling Toontown to Cloverleaf Industries so that he could sell his studio as well, since Cloverleaf wanted to buy both properties at once.
Before he could reveal who was behind the plot, he was shot and killed by Judge Doom. He is known around Hollywood as "the gag king" for the prank items he makes his living selling.
In a blackmail scheme by R. Maroon, he has an "affair" with Jessica which Eddie who briefly meets him photographs. He is murdered later that night by Judge Doom, who drops a safe on his head and frames Roger.
He accompanies him to the Acme factory, where Marvin has been murdered and everyone suspects Roger. Here they are introduced to Judge Doom who explains the ingredients of the Dip.
When Doom demonstrates the Dip on a cute toon shoe, Santino turns away in disgust, too Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U) - Various - DJ Only DJO 83 to watch the shoe die. Santino is present with several officers when Eddie discovers that it was Doom who killed Marvin along with Maroon and Teddy. Theodore "Teddy" J. Valiant Eugene Gutierrez is Eddie's deceased brother. He was killed by a piano dropped onto him by a toon, later revealed to be Judge Doom, while investigating a robbery in Toontown.
Due to his death, Eddie, with whom he had cracked many a case and helped toons who were in trouble, vowed never to work for a toon again and wouldn't for many years. To honor Teddy, Eddie left his desk the way it was the day he died and refuses to allow anyone to sit at it.
Eddie avenged his death when he destroyed Doom with Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos) - Alan Silvestri - Quién engañó a Roger Rabbit (Original Motion Dip.
Angelo Richard Ridings is a client of Dolores' bar. Eddie hates him, as he makes fun of Eddie for his detective work. Eddie regards him as the kind of guy who would sell someone out at the first opportunity, but he helps Roger avoid Judge Doom's search after Roger makes him laugh. When asked by Doom if he has seen a rabbit, he mocks him by gesturing to a patch of empty space and saying, "Say hello to the Judge, Harvey. The password that Eddie uses to get in was " Walt sent me" and Bongo lets him in.