|Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
Staggering special-effects comedy places down-and-out detective Hoskins on the trail of a murderer, with cartoon star Roger Rabbit (the chief suspect) at his side. Flaws in story and characterization pale alongside the incredible blend of live-action and animation, but the ultimate feat is making us believe that Roger and his cartoon colleagues actually exist. Extra fun: spotting the many cartoon stars who make cameo appearances, looking as they did in 1947, when the story takes place. Jessica Rabbit's speaking voice was done by Kathleen Turner (unbilled) and her singing voice by Amy Irving. A coproduction of the Steven Spielberg and Walt Disney companies. The animation was directed by Richard Williams, who received a special Academy Award; three other Oscars included one for Special Visual Effects.