Eddie does not trust toons. He has an intense disdain for them. Before, he was “the guy who helped all [those] toons”. He trusted and worked with toons, but after a “toon killed his brother”, he cannot stand being around them. Even when mentioning a job involving toons, he expresses his disdain for the species.
In the bar when they wise guy makes jokes about his pay check, he kicks the chair out from under him and stuffs a boiled egg in his face. He doesn’t “work for toons”! However, he does end up working with Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). Even Dolores (Joanna Cassidy) cannot believe his decision.
It also appears Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) hates select toons as well. He wants them to “respect the law”, but how exactly a squeaky shoe broke the law is beyond me. Maybe escaping the box? Nuzzling the judge’s leg? Whatever the poor thing did, he put it in “the dip”. As far as I can tell, his wrath towards some toons fuels his desire to kill them.
Another key characteristic about Judge Doom is he does not like laughter. He constantly tells the weasels to “stop that laughing” because they will “laugh [themselves] to death”. However, causing laughter is what saves Eddie in the end. Judge Doom dies because of his anger, but Eddie is saved because he begins to laugh and lightens up.
This movie most definitely falls into the noire film category.
When watching this movie, an interesting argument is posed. The toons are controlled by their animation-ness. They are under humans and respond to situations based, potentially, on their coding.
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