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‘Roger Rabbit’ Laserdiscs Contain X-Rated Material

March 15, 1994

NEW YORK (AP) _ Disney animators with mischief on their minds inserted X-rated scenes into laserdisc versions of ″Who Framed Roger Rabbit?″

Thousands of discs already sold contain full frontal nude views of the shapely cartoon character Jessica Rabbit, along with an X-rated sexual encounter and graffiti offering Disney boss Michael Eisner’s home phone number as that of a brothel run by Allyson Wonderland, The Daily News reported today.

At 24 frames per second, the action is too fast for the eye to pick up the subliminal inserts, but laserdisc technology lets viewers watch one frame at a time.

The most revealing scene comes when Jessica is riding through Toon Town with actor Bob Hoskins. Their taxi crashes and they tumble out. As Jessica tumbles, her skintight red dress rides up. At normal speed she appears to be wearing underwear. But slowed down, three frames show her wearing nothing.

″You can see right down Broadway,″ said Daily Variety columnist Michael Fleming, who uncovered the prank.

Officials at Walt Disney Co. are trying to find the culprits.

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