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The Dip
General information
Feature films Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Type
Designer
Inspiration
Background information
Other names
User(s) Judge Doom, Greasy
Manufacturer
Creator Judge Doom
Affiliation
Purpose To kill all Toons
Location
Success
Powers and abilities Melting Toons
Final Fate Emptied
Remember how we always thought there wasn't a way to kill a Toon? Well, Doom found a way: turpentine, acetone, benzene. He calls it the Dip!
Lt. Santino

The Dip (a.k.a. Toon Acid) is a sickly green, ghastly chemical invention seen in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It was created by Judge Doom and is feared by all Toons, as it can permanently dissolve Toons on contact. It is Doom's preferred method of passing punishment, whether they are deemed innocent or guilty.

According to Lieutenant Santino, it is a mixture of turpentine, acetone and benzene; the former two being paint solvents, and the latter being a natural constituent of crude oil and one of the most basic petrochemicals. While it is relatively harmless to humans (as Eddie Valiant was seen running through an ankle-deep pool of it), any Toon that comes in contact with it will melt slowly and painfully, and is apparently the only surefire way to kill a Toon.

As a well-deserved poetic justice, Judge Doom ends up being melted himself near the end of the film, after revealing himself to be actually a Toon. He also invented a vehicle machine called "The Dipmobile," which would have dissolved all of Toontown into oblivion. Fortunately, it was destroyed by an oncoming Toon bullet train.

Only three characters die from the Dip: the Toon Shoe, Smarty and Judge Doom. Benny the Cab comes into contact with it, but survives (his tires end up blowing out, though).

Trivia

  • The Dip is the Toon equivalent of the human death penalty.
  • "Thinner" from the Epic Mickey series strongly resembles the Dip.
  • The three chemicals that create the Dip dissolve ink and paint, hence why it's fatal to Toons.
  • The Dip would only be fatal to humans if ingested.
  • In an early script, the Dip was going to be called "The Final Solution."

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Logo

Media
Films: Who Framed Roger Rabbit | Tummy Trouble | Roller Coaster Rabbit | Trail Mix-Up | Bonkers
Music: Soundtrack
Video Games: 1988 video game | NES | Game Boy

Characters: Roger Rabbit | Jessica Rabbit | Eddie Valiant | Dolores | Judge Doom | Toon Patrol | Smarty | Greasy | Wheezy | Psycho | Stupid | Baby Herman | Benny the Cab | R.K. Maroon | Marvin Acme | Lt. Santino | Bongo the Gorilla | Toon Bullets | Singing Sword | Toons | Lena Hyena | Toon Shoe | Lenny the Cab | C.B. Maroon | Angelo | Baby Herman's Mother | Rick Flint | Captain Cleaver (deleted) | Voltaire (deleted)

Objects: The Dip | The Dip Machine | Acme Disappearing/Reappearing Ink | Marvin Acme's will | Toon Revolver | Red Car Trolly

Locations: Toontown | Cloverleaf Industries | Maroon Cartoons | Los Angeles | Valiant & Valiant | Acme Corporation | Terminal Bar | Ink and Paint Club

Songs: Why Don't You Do Right? | The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down | Smile Darn Ya Smile | This Only Happens In The Movies

Disney Parks: Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

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