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If you should ever need a ride, just stick out your thumb!
―Benny the Cab

Benny the Cab is a supporting character in Disney/Touchstone's 1988 hybrid film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Background

Physical Description

Benny is a slender, anthropomorphic yellow taxi cab with white tires.

Personality

Benny is portrayed as a gruff, outspoken, middle-aged character who doesn't take kindly to slow drivers.

Appearances

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Benny first appears when Eddie Valiant and Roger Rabbit escape from Judge Doom and the Toon Patrol in the bar and then encounter him locked up in their paddy wagon for driving on a sidewalk, despite going for a few miles as claimed by him. They free him and he helps them get away, taking them to a movie theater to hide out.

He later appears when Eddie and Jessica Rabbit are trying to flee from the Toon Patrol and again tries to help them out, but this time, the dark and cruel Judge Doom spills Dip across the road he drives along, injuring him and making him skid off the road and crash into a pole. After Eddie and Jessica are taken hostage, he lies still, recovering, and joins up with Roger when he happens to pass by in Eddie's car, taking over the job of driving and explaining to Roger what's just happened. He drops him off at the Acme factory and drives off to find help.

He is last shown at the end of the film in the Acme factory, listening with Dolores, Lt. Santino and some human policemen about what Eddie found out about Judge Doom and rejoicing over the discovery of Marvin Acme's will.

Comics

Benny also made frequent appearances in the Roger Rabbit comics.

House of Mouse

Benny is notably the only character from the film to have made any appearances on House of Mouse. He makes cameo appearances in the episodes "Max's New Car" and "Mickey vs. Shelby".

Gallery

Wiki
The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Benny the Cab.

Trivia

  • According to the movie, Benny has been a cab for 37 years. Since the movie takes place in 1947, one can assume that he has done so since 1910.
  • Benny is the only toon to be exposed to Dip and survive. This could be because while other toons, like Judge Doom and Smarty, were fully exposed from head to toe, Benny was only hit at the bottom of his tires. This exposure did, however, leave him weak and limping.
  • In the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit, Benny (spelled Bennie) was a beetle (the insect, not the car).


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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Logo
Media
Films and Television: Who Framed Roger RabbitRoger Rabbit II: The Toon PlatoonMickey's 60th BirthdayTummy TroubleRoller Coaster RabbitTrail Mix-UpBonkersVideo

Music: Soundtrack
Video Games: 1988 video gameNES gameGame Boy game

Disney Parks
Disney Classics ParadeRoger Rabbit's Hollywood (Unbuilt)Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Characters
Toons

Film: Roger RabbitJessica RabbitBaby HermanBaby Herman's MotherBenny the CabBongo the GorillaToon BulletsSinging SwordLena HyenaToon ShoeToon PatrolSmartyGreasyWheezyPsychoStupid
Comics: SunshineNightwing
Deleted: Captain CleaverVoltaire
Other: Lenny the CabList of cameos in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Humans
Film: Eddie ValiantDoloresR.K. MaroonMarvin AcmeLt. SantinoAngeloJudge DoomTeddy Valiant
Comics: C.B. MaroonRick Flint

Songs
Why Don't You Do Right?The Merry-Go-Round Broke DownSmile Darn Ya SmileThis Only Happens In The Movies
Locations
ToontownCloverleaf IndustriesMaroon CartoonsLos AngelesValiant & ValiantAcme CorporationTerminal BarInk and Paint ClubHollywood
Objects
The DipThe Dip MachineAcme Disappearing/Reappearing InkMarvin Acme's willToon RevolverRed Car Trolly