This ground-breaking movie is one of the greatest entertainments in Hollywood history, a jaw-dropping combination of hand-drawn animation and live-action that is still as startlingly fresh as when it first appeared. It’s not an Easter movie, of course, but it does star a cheerful Rabbit who only wants to make people happy. It’s set in a 1940s-style Hollywood, where cartoon characters are actors who walk amongst humans.
Roger (voiced by Charles Fleischer) has been accused of murdering novelty maker Marvin Acme after seeing pictures of Acme with his shapely wife, Jessica (voiced by Kathleen Turner). Roger turns to burned-out private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) for help. At the other end of things is the creepy Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd), who has a sinister plan for ToonTown. Lots of classic cartoon characters appear in cameos. Robert Zemeckis directed, briskly, and with lunatic energy.