With Bob Hoskins, Charles Fleischer, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Kathleen Turner, Richard LeParmentier, David Lander, Mel Blanc, Alan Tilvern, Lou Hirsch, Stubby Kaye, Betsy Brantley, Richard Ridings, Joel Silver, Paul Springer, Edwin Craig, Lindsay Holiday, Mike Edmonds, Russi Taylor, Tony Anselmo
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American animated/live action fantasy comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The screenplay by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman is based on Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, which depicts a world in which cartoon characters interact directly with human beings and animals.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit stars Bob Hoskins as private detective Eddie Valiant, who investigates a murder involving the famous cartoon character, Roger Rabbit. The film co-stars Charles Fleischer as the eponymous character's voice; Christopher Lloyd as Judge Doom, the villain; Kathleen Turner as the voice of Jessica Rabbit, Roger's cartoon wife; and Joanna Cassidy as Dolores, the detective's girlfriend.
Walt Disney Productions purchased the film rights to the story in 1981. Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman wrote two drafts of the script before Disney brought in executive producer Steven Spielberg, with his Amblin Entertainment becoming the production company. Zemeckis was brought on to direct the film. Canadian animator Richard Williams was hired to supervise the animation sequences.