Not entirely sure who they were aiming at when they made it but as a child I LOVED it! And the combination of live action and cartoons doesn't make it not for kids. Marry Poppins, Bednobs and Broomsticks etc had plenty of that and they were definitely aimed at kids. Maybe the fact that the OP personally didn't like the real characters is just a sign of their taste at that age? There is definitely a darker edge to it though which is kinda odd thinking about it now. As a kid though I just went with it
I dunno, I really liked that movie. Sure it was pretty damn dark at times, but the story and acting were excellent. And you had characters from multiple cartoon studios in the same scene, what more could a kid like me ask for?
I thought it was brilliant and the shocking imagery was phenomenal, hard to believe it came out so long ago though.
You watched the Nostalgia Critic Video didn't you? He put it best: the film is a love letter to fans of animation. Plain and simple.
Pretty much this. The animation was almost seamless alongside the movie's mainly live action setting.
I also enjoyed the story, characters, and the plot twist at the end.
I remember first watching that movie when I was really little. I even had it on DVD at one point. Then I sold it for some god forsaken reason.
A shave and a haircut...
Whenever I realise that Jessica Rabbit isn't real, I wanna punch myself in the face.
Her face reminds me of a Goldeen. D;
At least it doesn't remind you of jynx....
I remember watching it as a kid for the toons but the real characters ruined the movie for me.
Now some 20+ years later I watched it as an adult and the disturbingly predictable cartoon humour made the movie impossible for me to enjoy.
So who was this movie for in the end?
I loved the mix of real life and cartoon when I was a kid, it made it feel like cartoons could be real and was wondrous for my little mind.
I still think it's a great all round family film, I guess it's just opinion but I liked it then and now.
On an interesting side note my university tutor, well when I start in September, was an animator for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, convenient since it's an animation course but there you go that's my fact for the day.
I don't know what you guys thinked about it, but nowdays and even when i was a kid, i always loved that game. It was really hilarious and till this day i still find it funny.
If you don't like it, that's one thing, but don't trash it out in public and expect me to watch you badmouth it.
I really really loved that movie!!
Uhm... Me? Seriously, I liked it as a kid. I don't remember much of the film, but I think I'd still like it if I watched it today.
It's for people that want to laugh at a B-movie. Simple as that.
It's for people who like a mixture of live-action and cartoons handled with respect and maturity.
It was a movie that showed what a cartoon world come to live would look like, and it was glorious.
It's targeted towards families in general. The kids will more than likely be able to relate to and like the wacky, silly cartoon characters while the adults will tend to lean towards the real-life characters in the film. The good part of that is that they can both sit through and enjoy the film, even though it's for different reasons.
It's made for the same people that enjoy adult swim. Or people who like something that is wholly unique.
Did you come across this old thread while searching my post history or what?