Censorship
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an animated/live action movie that was co-produced by Touchstone Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. It was released theatrically by Buena Vista Pictures on June 22, 1988. When the LaserDisc version was released, the sharper image quality allowed viewers to notice a number of risqué details that were not visible on VHS, including partial nudity. Disney eventually would re-release the film on home video removing those scenes. This censorship also applies to the Disney+ streaming platform.

Censorship[]

International censorship[]

  • A phone number that was unintelligible in the VHS version was discovered to be then-CEO Michael Eisner's when viewed with the LaserDisc. This was removed from future home video releases and Disney+.
  • The scene that shows Baby Herman walking under a woman's dress was modified for the Disney+ release. In the Disney+ version, Herman's middle finger was digitally removed.
  • The scene that shows Betty Boop's dress bouncing low enough for the edge of her nipples to become visible for a split-second was modified for the Disney+ release. In the Disney+ version, the animation on Betty Boop's dress freezes for a frame.
  • The scene that shows scene Benny the Cab crashing and Jessica Rabbit's crotch becoming exposed for a split-second was modified for the Disney+ release. In the Disney+ version, Jessica Rabbit's dress covers her underwear.
  • An often censored line is when Donald says to Daffy, "doggone stubborn little..." This is due to complaints that Donald's unintelligible "duck voice" makes "doggone" sound like "goddamn", and "little" sound like the N-word.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The LaserDisc version is uncensored. Early VHS tapes were also uncensored, though details may not necessarily be visible in the low resolution.

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