Being from 1985, Marty would not have recognized the character as, in his timeline, Who Framed Roger Rabbit was still three years away.
Behind the scenes
BTTF cast & crew members involved Roger Rabbit
The movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit was directed by Robert Zemeckis. It was edited by Arthur Schmidt, with music composed by Alan Silvestri. The following cast members had the following roles in the film:
- Charles Fleischer - Roger Rabbit & Benny the Cab
- Fleischer also voiced Roger in the shorts "Tummy Trouble", "Roller Coaster Rabbit" and "Trail Mix-Up". He also voiced Roger in Mickey's 60th Birthday which also had Richard Dysart as Leland McKenzie, and archive footage of Michael J. Fox from Family Ties.
- Fleischer later reprised his role as Benny the Cab in the Disney's House of Mouse episodes "Max's New Car" and "Mickey vs. Shelby".
- Christopher Lloyd - Judge Doom
- Joe Alaskey - Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn
- Pat Buttram - Toon Bullet #1
References to Who Framed Roger Rabbit in Back to the Future
- The tunnel that Biff Tannen chases Marty in was used as the entrance to Toontown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
- The outtakes to Back to the Future Part III has Seamus McFly bringing in a Roger Rabbit doll rather than the scripted two actual rabbits for supper.
References to Back to the Future in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
- In a scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the Toon Patrol weasels chase Eddie Vailiant and Roger Rabbit (who are driving Benny the Cab) in their paddy wagon. When the Toon Patrol paddy wagon speed towards Benny, Smarty (the weasel driving the paddy wagon) says "I'm gonna ram him!". In Back to the Future, Biff Tannen says this, during the skateboard chase where Marty hangs onto the front of Biff's convertible.
- When Judge Doom tells Eddie, Roger and Jessica about his plan to bulldoze Toontown & build a freeway in its place, he gloats about "Tire salons, automobile dealerships and wonderful, wonderful billboards reaching as far as the eye can see". In Back to the Future, Doc tells Marty that Old Man Peabody planted pine trees on his ranch "as far as the eye can see". Ironically, Judge Doom and Doc were both played by Christopher Lloyd.