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
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]

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Canada 22 June 1988
  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
  Mexico 15 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
  Malaysia 22 January 1989
  Hong Kong 28 January 1989
  Taiwan 6 February 1989
  Bhutan 30 March 1989
  New Zealand 22 April 1989
  American Samoa 23 June 1989
  Hungary 5 October 1989
  Madagascar 22 November 1989
  Turkey 8 December 1989
   Switzerland 13 May 1990 (German speaking region)
  Guyana 22 July 1990
  Singapore 31 July 1990
  South Korea 17 August 1990
  Czechoslovakia 19 November 1990


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. 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. Archived from the original on 2014-09-06. 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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