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Not to be confused with "Tummi Trouble".
Tummy Trouble is a 1989 short, starring Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman, that was shown before the feature Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

This is the first of three animated Roger Rabbit shorts, produced after the 1988 Touchstone Pictures film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It was made by Walt Disney Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.

Plot

Baby Herman swallows a rattle and is rushed to the hospital for surgery. Roger is shocked and sad about this. The rattle comes falling down into Roger's mouth after the baby burps it out after his milk break, and Roger swallows it. When the surgeon comes in to get Baby Herman ready for surgery, he thinks Roger is the patient that swallowed the rattle and much zany madness breaks loose. Roger and Herman both go to an out-of-order elevator, and fall down, but Baby Herman uses a diaper as a parachute, and it makes it to the 2nd floor (after he swallows the rattle again), but Roger gets crushed. As the elevator gets back up, Roger opens the doors and then a bomb enters. Finally, he caught Baby Herman and declares that from now on, they are "smooth sailing", only to fall upward and back down, during which, Baby Herman burps up the rattle and Roger swallows it again and falls from one hospital floor to another. As he lands on the bottom floor, Baby Herman falls upon him, and he spits out the rattle. After Roger is shocked to see such a large bill, Baby Herman swallows the rattle again.

Finally, during the ending part, which is animated-live-action, Baby Herman spits out the rattle, revealing that he didn't like the rattle-swallowing idea and never wants to do that again. Roger then goes home with his wife, Jessica, to play, not tiddlywinks, canasta or parcheesi, but rather patty-cake.

Cameos

The cartoon characters that make cameo appearances in this short include:

Trivia

  • The title card at the start of the film states that this film was made in 1947, the year Who Framed Roger Rabbit was set in.
  • Although Benny the Cab 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.
  • Mickey Mouse’s trademark shoes and shorts can be seen adorning the changing screen in Baby Herman's hospital room. Nearby is a diagram of a mouse’s skull, in Mickey’s design, on the weights there is a moneybag. When the scene cuts back the clothes are gone and the diagram has been replaced with a Rabbit’s Brain, which is represented by a peanut.
  • The hospital doors that Roger passes as he is moved through the hospital are: Pathology, Urology, Proctology, Gynecology, Biology, Radiology, Geology, Theology, Archaeology, Zoology, Egyptology, Astrology, Musicology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Phraseology and finally Burbank.
  • Droopy's one line ("Gruesome, isn't it?") was actually an outtake from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The voice is that of Richard Williams, animation director on that film.
  • This is one of the two Roger Rabbit short films to be rated G by the MPAA; the other being Trail Mix-Up.
  • This was the only Roger Rabbit/Baby Herman cartoon that ended successfully (even having an ending card after the iris out).
  • This short film marks Disney's only animated project scored by James Horner, who has also scored a few live-action films made by Disney, such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (which the short was attached to), The Rocketeer, and Mighty Joe Young.

Home video releases

VHS

Laserdisc

  • The Best of Roger Rabbit

DVD

Blu-ray

Gallery

v - e - d
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 DoomTheodore 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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