Who Framed Roger Rabbit[edit | edit source]
In the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the whole city of Toontown is cartoonish, except for anything foreign to the city, such as people and objects from outside of Toontown. Not only does the city appear animated, but the environment has a colorful and almost dreamlike Max Fleischer/Dr. Seuss-like atmosphere. Toontown's buildings, cars, plants, and other objects are also animated with their own personalities, speech, movement and other anthropomorphic traits. Foreign objects from the non-toon world like humans are not entirely bound to the laws of physics in Toontown; they might fall from a great height in cartoon fashion and if given the right conditions, survive. However, humans can still be killed in Toontown and should take precaution as certain antics that may seem harmless or comical to a toon could be lethal to a human.
Other uses[edit | edit source]
Video games and theme parks[edit | edit source]
Disney's popular game Toontown Online took place in a cartoon world populated by Mickey Mouse and his friends. The game, introduced in 2003 and closed later on September 19th, 2013, was said to bring the Roger Rabbit franchise to many new users, though it did not include characters introduced in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, as Who Censored Roger Rabbit? author Gary K. Wolf and Disney were engaged in a lawsuit over royalty payments at the time.
In the Kingdom Hearts video game series, Toontown appears in the form of a world called "Disney Town," largely based on the original Toontown, where it was ruled by King Mickey Mouse. There is a past incarnation of Disney Town called the Timeless River where the past Mickey Mouse and the past Pete reside.
At numerous Six Flags parks including Six Flags America and Six Flags New England, there are sections themed around Toontown, focusing specifically on the Looney Tunes characters. "Looney Tunes Movie Town" is the Hollywood-esque area of Toontown where the characters film their cartoons and "Looney Tunes Seaport" is a nautical neighborhood where the toons go to relax.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Virtual Magic Kingdom
- Toontown Online – Disney's MMORPG
- Toon (role-playing game)
- Mickey Mouse universe
- List of Disney animated characters
References[edit | edit source]
- Gudmundsen, Jinny (2004-02-10). "Keep the Cogs from overtaking 'Toontown'". USATODAY.com. Archived from the original on 2015-08-14. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
- 2004-01-06. "Michael Eisner, Disney Chairman and CEO, Speaks at Smith Barney Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Conference". Business Wire, via findarticles.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-29.
- McKee, Mike. 2004-01-22. "Roger Rabbit Rumble Revived" The Recorder, via law.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-29.
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