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Encyclopedia > Eddie Valiant

Eddie Valiant is a Californian private investigator and one of the main characters in Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?. He is also the only human character who appears in both books and the 1988 film adaptation. Californian can mean: A person from the U.S. state of California, see List of people from California an adjective describing something as from California. ... A private investigator, private detective, PI, or private eye, is a person who undertakes investigations, usually for a private citizen or some other entity not involved with a government or police organization. ... Who Censored Roger Rabbit - First edition cover Who Censored Roger Rabbit? was a mystery novel written by Gary Wolf in 1981, later adapted into the hit Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and Disney subsidiary Touchstone Pictures, combining animation and live action. ... Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit? - First edition cover Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit? is a mystery/humor novel written by Gary Wolf written in 1991. ...

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Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

Eddie Valiant is a Californian private detective hired by comic-book star Roger Rabbit to investigate the workings of Rogers' corrupt employers, the DeGreasey Brothers. When Roger is found dead, and his final words having been censored out, Valiant is soon sent on the case of tracking Rogers' murderers. Who Censored Roger Rabbit - First edition cover Who Censored Roger Rabbit? was a mystery novel written by Gary Wolf in 1981, later adapted into the hit Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). ... A boy posing with a person dressed as Roger Rabbit. ...


This first incarnation of Eddie is a heavy smoker, has a beard and is active when the book is set (1981), rather than the later, more accepted incarnation of the character. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The 1988 film gave more insight into the character of Eddie Valiant, who was played by Bob Hoskins. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and Disney subsidiary Touchstone Pictures, combining animation and live action. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ...


Eddie Valiant and his brother Teddy Valiant were sons of a circus clown (shown by the pictures on their desk), who joined the police force and eventually started their own private investigation service, Valiant and Valiant, working largely on Toon cases, such as the kidnapping of Donald Duck's nephews or clearing Goofy of accusations of espionnage. However, when Teddy Valiant was killed by Judge Doom, Eddie turned to the bottle, and Valiant and Valiant disappeared from the public eye. Toon is a contraction of cartoon, probably popularized by the name of the Looney Tunes series of animated shorts by Warner Brothers (though the spelling is different). ... Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck are a trio of fictional ducks who appear in animated cartoons and comic books published by the Walt Disney Company. ... Goofy and Pluto at work in Hong Kong Disneyland Goofy is a fictional character from the Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse universe. ... Judge Doom is the main villain from Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie who seeks to take over Toontown. ...


In 1947, R.K. Maroon of Maroon Cartoons paid Valiant to photograph Jessica Rabbit, Rogers' wife, quite literally "playing pattycake" with Marvin Acme, owner of Toontown and founder of the Acme Corporation. When Acme is murdered, Valiant teams up with Roger to find the killer, and soon finds not only Acmes' murderer, but the murderer of his own brother. Maroon Cartoons is a fictional animation studio which appears in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. ... Jessica Rabbit is a fictional character created by author Gary Wolf for his humorous novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?. The character was later used by The Walt Disney Company and Amblin Entertainment for the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, loosely based on Wolfs book. ... Toontown is a fictional city near Los Angeles where animated characters, or toons, live. ... This article is about the fictional Looney Tunes company. ...


Graphic Novel

In the Graphic novel of the film published in 1989 by Marvel Comics, Valiant is the narrator of the story, telling the film through his eyes and in the style of a detective story. Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ...


Who Ordered Delancy Duck?

For a time after the films release, it was rumoured that Gary K. Wolf was to write a sequel to the first film, Who Ordered Delancy Duck?, but this story was aborted in favour of Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?. The details about the Delancy Duck story are sketchy, but it is known that Valiant was to appear in the story. Gary Wolf is the creater of the fictional Roger Rabbit universe in which toons and humans coexist. ... Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit? - First edition cover Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit? is a mystery/humor novel written by Gary Wolf written in 1991. ...


Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?

In the sub-sequel to the film, Valiant has vowed to no longer take any toon cases, but is forced to do so when Baby Herman, Roger Rabbits' co-star, is found dead. Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit? - First edition cover Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit? is a mystery/humor novel written by Gary Wolf written in 1991. ... Baby Herman is a fictional character who first appeared in the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, which was loosely translated into the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. ... A boy posing with a person dressed as Roger Rabbit. ...


Inspiration

Valiant's hard-boiled attitude seems to derive from Dick Tracy or other such detectives. In the 1988 film, Valiant was made to portray the film noir detective character usually found in Warren Beatty or Humphrey Bogart, while maintaining the Dick Tracy attitude. Chester Gould art for cover of 1947 Quaker Puffed Wheat giveaway with reprints of early 1940s Dick Tracy strips Dick Tracy is a long-run comic strip featuring a popular and familiar character in American pop culture. ... Henry Warren Beaty (born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an iconic American actor of legendary fame who retained his legacy after death. ... Chester Gould art for cover of 1947 Quaker Puffed Wheat giveaway with reprints of early 1940s Dick Tracy strips Dick Tracy is a long-run comic strip featuring a popular and familiar character in American pop culture. ...


Although little or nothing is heard about the methods employed by Eddies' brother Teddy Valiant, the items on Teddy's side of the desk in shots of the Valiant and Valiant office suggest Teddy was based more on Sherlock Holmes, judging by the tobacco pipe and magnifying glass on his desk. Sherlock Holmes as imagined by the seminal Holmesian artist, Sidney Paget, in The Strand Magazine. ...


 
 

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