Contributed by: Chris Louderback/Stephen Souter
In the bar scene, where Judge Doom is trying to find Roger, one of the men in the bar says, "I've seen a rabbit," and makes a reference to Harvey. Harvey is the name of a ten foot tall invisible rabbit in a film by the same name starring James Stewart. Although the film version of "Harvey" did not come out until 1950 it was based on a stageplay which opened in New York in November 1944.
Contributed by: Michael Blab
The pass word used by Eddie Valiant for entrance into the "Ink And Paint Club" where Jessica and the ducks performed was -- "Walt Sent Me" -- a nod to Walt Disney.
Many cartoons staring Roger were relesed as bonus features on disney vhs tapes.
Contributed by: C.T. Warren
During the 90's and early 21st Century, Disney kept its focus on full conventionally animated films (and later CGI films with the help of PIXAR), and didn't attempt another blend of live-action and animation until 2007, with the Oscar-nominated "Enchanted".
Judge Doom picks up a record and reads it's label, "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down", then says "Quite a loony selection for a bunch of drunken reprobates". The song is the familiar theme song for the Loony Toons Cartoons.
A prequel with the working title "Toon Platoon" never got out of the developmental stage.
There was a sequel to the novel "Who Censored Roger Rabbit" by Gary K. Wolf called "Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit?" also by Gary K. Wolf.
Fast forward to the bar scene where Jessica Rabbit does her song number. When the screen pans out to show the whole stage, watch the polished catwalk in front of her. As she walks past it, her reflection is nude. During the scene when Jessica and Eddie are getting away in the taxi and crash into the lightpole, Jessica and Eddie are thrown from the car. As Jessica is spinning through the air, her skirt moves just enough to show that she's not wearing underwear. You can see the frames from the movie here
Eddie enters a Toontown men's room which has the graffiti "For a Good Time, call Allyson Wonderland" in the background.
Although the film's title is a question, no question mark appears in the title, as this is considered bad luck in the industry.
Several voice actors make cameos as the voice of the character(s) they have played before. These are Tony Anselmo
(Donald Duck), Wayne Allwine
(Mickey Mouse) and Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety Bird). But most noticeable is Mae Questel as Betty Boop. Mae did Betty's voice from 1930 until the character was retired in 1949.
The bowling balls Eddie holds in his hand at the Acme factory are in the shape of Mickey Mouse.
The ingredients of "dip" -- turpentine, acetone, and benzene -- are all commonly used as paint thinners and solvents, which of course means they would spell certain death for the "ink and paint" residents of Toontown.
The Disney Afternoon character Bonkers Bobcat was created because Amblin Entertainment, co-owner of all of the characters created for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," refused to allow Disney to produce a TV series incorporating characters from the film.
Judge Doom is the sole stockholder for Cloverleaf Industries and envisions a place where cars get on and off the freeway all day and all night... A series of exits from a freeway is commonly referred to as a cloverleaf.
Contributed by: John Edward Kilduff
The song played by Daffy and Donald Duck in the Ink and Paint Club is Hungarian Rhapsody, a song featured in numerous cartoons, including an Oscar winning Tom & Jerry short.
At the end of the movie when all the characters come out of the wall there is a train that goes by. If you play it in slow motion you see that the train has silhouettes of characters being beaten, shot and stabbed.