Roger and Jessica Rabbit are one of the most unique cartoon couples in history - with Jessica being a tall, curvaceous bombshell and Roger being a floppy-eared rabbit. Though their time together on-screen was short, the movie was still a hit with its smooth combination of live-action and cartoon characters. This Movie Moment Monday is simply - the end, all of it. Roger and Jessica finally together in one frame! We get the more iconic imagery of the film by the end, with Roger and Jessica tied together in the Acme Factory awaiting their fate. The movie isn't where it all really began. Roger and Jessica had a fairly different relationship prior to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and their origins go back to the early 80's from the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by author Gary K. Wolf. So, in order to have had their small movie moment together, we do have to refer to the book.
Roger and Jessica still lit up the screen, and the final character versions we got for the film seemed to work very well - making them genuinely appear to have existed in the 1940's. Their relationship was comic-relief simply by looking at them, but it became somewhat of the modern-day fairy tale with laughter being the true virtue and their different appearances not mattering to the other. Both characters took a lot of work to get onto the screen since computer effects were not being used at that time. Roger was voiced by comedian Charles Fleischer, and two women lent their voice to Jessica; Amy Irving singing and Kathleen Turner speaking. She even had her own actress as a stand-in (Betsy Brantley). Roger and Jessica Rabbit were a complex pair to develop but they definitely created a lasting impression in spite of being out of sight for many years. Couples now don costumes of Roger and Jessica, and Jessica herself has become a more popular costume choice for women.