Screening with "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" is "Tummy Trouble," the first installment in the new Disney-Amblin "Maroon Cartoon" series starring Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman.
Director Rob Minkoff and his crew meet the challenge of matching the brilliant opening of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." Mother once again leaves Roger in charge of Baby Herman, who promptly swallows his favorite rattle. Roger rushes him to the hospital ("St. Nowhere") and pandemonium ensues.
The animators use Roger as a rubbery physical comic. His eyes swell to the size of kettle drums when he is surprised, and his nose, tail, ears and tongue stretch with the Silly Putty elasticity of Daffy Duck in Bob Clampett's wilder "Looney Tunes."
But Roger's personality is closer to that of the monumentally inept Wile E. Coyote of Chuck Jones. His misplaced faith in his ability to solve any problem makes him the architect of his own defeat.