Who Framed Roger Rabbit script
Synopsis: Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American fantasy comedy crime film directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Frank Marshall and Robert Watts, and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. The film is based on Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? The film stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, and Joanna Cassidy. Combining live-action and animation, the film is set in Hollywood during the late 1940s in an alternative timeline where animated characters really exist. The story follows Eddie Valiant, a private detective who must exonerate "Toon" Roger Rabbit, who is accused of murdering a wealthy businessman.

EXT. MAROON STUDIO - DAY

Valiant emerges from the stage onto a bustling Hollywood

studio lot where CARTOON CHARACTERS (TOONS) and humans are

comingling as if it were the most natural thing in the world.

Valiant stops by an Acme Novelty truck which is unloading

Toon props. There are bombs, rockets, flattened pocket

watches, anvils, giant slingshots, etcetera. The license

plate is California 1946. He fishes out a pack of

Chesterfields and taps out a half a butt that had been

stubbed out. As he lights it, Valiant regards a chubby,

balding man wearing a three-piece suit and a worried

expression coming towards him. He is R.K. MAROON, studio

boss. Maroon is leading an entourage of ASSISTANTS trying to

keep up.

MAROON:

Starting tomorrow there'll be no more

roast beef lunches. What happened to

cheese sandwiches? I was raised on

cheese sandwiches.

As the Assistants dutifully record his thoughts, Maroon sees

a GUY taking a nap in the shade of a palm tree.

MAROON:

(continuing)

And tell that guy sleepin' over there

he's fired!

ASSISTANT:

It's your wife's brother, R.K.

MAROON:

(reconsiders)

Oh... tell him he's promoted. But get

him out of my sight.

As the Assistants disperse, Maroon approaches Valiant.

MAROON:

Valiant, did you see the rabbit?

VALIANT:

He was blowin' his lines, all right.

So what?

MAROON:

So what? He's already put me three

weeks behind on the shooting schedule!

Now an EDITH HEAD-TYPE hustles up to show Maroon several

costume designs.

COSTUMER:

Your reaction, R.K.?

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Peter S. Seaman

Peter S. Seaman was born in 1951. He is a writer and producer, known for Shrek the Third (2007), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). more…

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