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This article is about the Toontown from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. For other Towntowns, see Toontown.

What's wrong with Toontown? Every joe loves Toontown!
―R.K. Maroon to Eddie Valiant.

Toontown is a city near Los Angeles, California where animated characters, also known as Toons, live.

Around 1947, it was the target for Judge Doom who planned on destroying it in order to replace it with his own new freeway. In order to accomplish this, he murdered Marvin Acme (owner of the Acme Corporation and Toontown) who was going to give the ownership of the city to the Toons with his will. It can be accessed via a tunnel just outside of Los Angeles as well as right behind the Acme Warehouse.

Doom later murdered R.K. Maroon (owner of Maroon Cartoons) for almost revealing his plans to Eddie Valiant, the brother of Theodore Valiant, whom he killed five years before. However, after showing the eyes of his Toon form to Eddie, revealing who he was, his plan on destroying Toontown was put to an end.

Description

Toon Town Street

A street in Toontown

Toontown AerialView

An aerial view of Toontown

In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the whole city of Toontown is cartoonish, except for anything foreign to it such as people and objects from the real world, outside of it. Real foreign objects have also been known to become animated once being exposed to the Toon environment.

Not only does the city appear illustrated (drawn and painted) and animated, but the whole environment has an imaginary, fantasy, almost dreamlike atmosphere. Not only do cartoon characters live there but even the buildings, cars, plants, and such are all animated with their own personalities, speech patterns, stylistic movement, and other anthropomorphic traits that are impossible in reality.

Furthermore, humans are, more or less, able to experience cartoon physics or perform feats that contradict the laws of physics in the human world, seen with Eddie when he was flattened in an elevator. Due to the erratic nature of the Toon World, Toontown was considered to be both remarkably fun and extremely dangerous for humans.

In the television show Bonkers in the episode "Imagine That", Toontown is depicted as a portal from the real world to an alternate dimension known as the “Tooniverse”.

Residents of Toontown

With the exception of the characters appearing or created specifically for the movie, all cartoon characters ever created (ranging from the 1900s to the present) live in Toontown.

Behind the Scenes

Toontown is a cartoon city created by author Gary K. Wolf. It was present in his 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit, but only in brief mentions. It served as the central setting and reached a wider audience in the novel's loose 1988 Disney film adaptation Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It won four Academy Awards, and Roger was featured in three subsequent animated shorts, 1989's Tummy Trouble, 1990's Roller Coaster Rabbit, and 1993's Trail Mix-Up.

Toontown served as the setting for Disney's television series Bonkers.

Toontown was reproduced in Disney theme parks as Mickey's Toontown. According to its fictional backstory, it was a Toon suburb that Mickey and his friends moved to in the 1930s, and had long secretly existed right behind Disneyland before Mickey eventually decided to allow guests to visit Toontown. Some rides were suggested for Mickey's Toontown around 1990, many of them featuring the characters from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. However, only one was actually completed - Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin. The others suggested that one plan included:

  • Toontown Trolley: A ride that would have introduced a new fantasy dimension to the simulator technology made popular by “Star Tours.” Roger Rabbit would take guests on a wild ride through Toontown.
  • Baby Herman's Runaway Baby Buggy Ride: Inspired by the misadventures of Baby Herman and Roger Rabbit in the Disney cartoon short Tummy Trouble, guests would zoom through the sets of Toontown Hospital, fly down stairs, crash through doors, and bound over beds.

Commercial bumpers featuring a Toontown-based appearance were used on Toon Disney from its launch on April 15, 1998, through September 1, 2002.

Disney's game Toontown Online, the first MMORPG for children, which takes place in a cartoon world populated with classic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. It was introduced in 2003 and was said to bring the Roger Rabbit franchise online, though it did not include characters introduced in the film due to Wolf and Disney being engaged in a lawsuit over royalty payments at the time.

Trivia

  • According to the letters column in issue #13 of the Roger Rabbit comic book, the main unit of money in Toontown is called a simoleon.
  • Outside of being mentioned in the theme song, the term Toontown is actually never used on Bonkers.

Gallery


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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


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Disney's Bonkers - TV Logo
Media
BonkersVideo game
Characters
Heroes: Bonkers D. BobcatFall-Apart RabbitLeonard KanifkyFawn DeerSkunky SkunkW.W. WackyCharles QuibbleLudwig Von DrakeMad HatterMarch HareTootsHarry HandbagThe Mean Old WolfJitters A. DogSlap, Sniffle and PlopCharlie PigMaggie ToonAltoMac the BassPops ClockRoderick LizzardTuttle TurtleTanya TrunkTinyLinda QuippsSgt. Frank GratingBucky BuzzsawSmartsGrumbles GrizzlyRitaBroderick the RadioPolice LightScribble

The Wrights: Miranda WrightShirley WrightTimmy Wright
The Piquels: Lucky PiquelDilandra PiquelMarilyn Piquel
Villains: The CollectorMr. DoodlesMa ParkerWooly and BullyFlaps the ElephantChick and StuWacky WeaselWolfBaabaraMikey MuffinDr. BladeHelgaPittsMr. Malone and the ApeHolio KalimariScatter SquirrelKatya Legs-go-on-a-lotTurbo, Banshee and KapowMammoth MammothCrunchyLilith DuPraveWarris and DonaldHoagie, Knuckles, and ChumpsToon PencilWeather ToonsMoleAl VerminSeymour Sleazebottom and LimoWild Man WyattLouse A. NominousSquash and StretchThe RatT.J. FingerGloomy the ClownGiggles the FrogMr. BlackbenblueTwo-BitsMr. BigZ-BotNinja Kitties
Cameos: Mickey MouseDonald DuckGoofyPeteDumboHyacinth HippoBen Ali GatorTyrannosaurus RexChernaborgHonest John and GideonMonstroBr'er BearLadyTrampThe DoorknobBig Bad WolfJasper and HoraceMarsupilamiDarkwing DuckShere KhanGreasyFerdinand the Bull

Episodes
Raw Toonage shorts and compilations: "Petal to the Metal" • "Spatula Party" • "Sheerluck Bonkers" • "Bonkers in Space" • "Draining Cats and Dogs" • "Get Me to the Church on Time" • "Ski Patrol" • "Get Me a Pizza (Hold the Minefield)" • "Dogzapoppin'" • "Trailmix Bonkers" • "Quest for Firewood" • "Gobble Gobble Bonkers"

Group One (Miranda Wright): "Trains, Toons and Toon Trains" • "Tokyo Bonkers" • "The Stork Exchange" • "Bobcat Fever" • "The Toon That Ate Hollywood" • "When the Spirit Moves You" • "Fistful of Anvils" • "What You Read Is What You Get" • "Toon for a Day"
Group Two: (Lucky Piquel): "Going Bonkers" • "In the Bag" • "Hear No Bonkers, See No Bonkers" • "Out of Sight, Out of Toon" • "Is Toon Fur Really Warm?" • "Calling All Cars" • "Fall Apart Bomb Squad" • "In Toons We Trust" • "Never Cry Pig" • "Hamster Houseguest" • "The Cheap Sheep Sweep" • "The Day the Toon Stood Still" • "Weather or Not" • "Basic Spraining" • "Once in a Blue Toon" • "Luna-Toons" • "Time Wounds All Heels" • "Poltertoon" • "Hand Over the Dough" • "The Rubber Room Song" • "Tune Pig"
Group Three (Miranda Wright): "New Partners on the Block" • "Witless for the Prosecution" • "Do Toons Dream of Animated Sheep?" • "Quibbling Rivalry" • "Springtime for the Iguana" • "CasaBonkers" • "Love Stuck" • "Of Mice and Menace" • "Dog Day AfterToon" • "The 29th Page" • "Cartoon Cornered"
Group Four (Lucky Piquel): "The Good, the Bad, & the Kanifky" • "I Oughta Be in Toons" • "Frame That Toon" • "A Wooly Bully" • "Stay Tooned" • "O Cartoon! My Cartoon!" • "Color Me Piquel" • "Stand-In Dad" • "Cereal Surreal" • "If" • "The Dimming" • "Toon with No Name" • "Get Wacky" • "The Final Review" • "Goldijitters and the 3 Bobcats" • "Seems Like Old Toons" • "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" • "Comeback Kid" • "The Greatest Story Never Told" • "Fall Apart Land" • "Imagine That" • "A Fine Kettle of Toons" • "Stressed to Kill"

Locations
ToontownHollywoodRubber Room Toon ClubWackytoon Studios
Songs
Let's Go Bonkers!The Rubber Room Song (song)
See also
Darkwing DuckRaw ToonageGoof TroopWho Framed Roger RabbitThe Disney Afternoon

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