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If you should ever need a ride, just stick out your thumb!
―Benny the Cab
Benny the Cab
Benny the Cab
Background information
Feature films Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition
Park attractions Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Charles Fleischer
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration Taxi cabs
Classic anthropomorphic toon car characters
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Gruff, outspoken, funny, sarcastic, loud, loyal
Appearance Slender yellow taxi cab
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Roger's escort
Alignment Good
Affiliations
Goal To help Roger Rabbit.
Home Toontown
Relatives
Pets
Allies His boss Roger Rabbit, Jessica Rabbit, Eddie Valiant, Dolores, Baby Herman, Mickey and Friends, other Toons
Minions
Enemies Judge Doom, Toon Patrol
Likes Women, cars, Roger's jokes
Dislikes His friends in trouble, Dip
Powers and abilities Speed
Weapons
Fate Celebrates with the other Toons after finding Acme's will.
Quote "I can't believe they locked me up for drivin' on a sidewalk!"
"It was just a couple of miles!"
"Sister Mary Frances! What the hell happened in here?! I've been a cab for 37 years and I've never seen a mess like this!"

Benny the Cab is a supporting character in Touchstone's 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He is voiced by Charles Fleischer.

Personality

Benny the Cab is portrayed as a gruff, outspoken, middle-aged character.

Appearances

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

He 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 the Toon Patrol's 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, 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, Benny 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.

Tummy Trouble

Although Benny does not appear in this short, an anthropomorphic ambulance vehicle resembling him can be seen briefly, taking Baby Herman to the hospital at high speed.

Comics

Benny also made frequent appearances in the Roger Rabbit comics.

House of Mouse

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Benny on House of Mouse.

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

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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.


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