Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1988 film directed by Robert Zemeckis

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.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Directed byRobert Zemeckis
Screenplay byJeffrey Price
Peter S. Seaman
Based onWho Censored Roger Rabbit?
by Gary K. Wolf
Produced byFrank Marshall
Robert Watts
StarringBob Hoskins
Christopher Lloyd
Charles Fleischer
Stubby Kaye
Joanna Cassidy
CinematographyCotton Warburton
Edited byArthur Schmidt
Music byAlan Silvestri
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • June 22, 1988 (1988-06-22)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$70 million[1]
Box office$329,803,958[2]



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]


  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. Archived from the original on 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
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  5. "Past Saturn Awards". Saturn Awards Organization. Archived from the original on 2014-09-06. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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