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Remember how we always thought there wasn't a way to kill a toon? Well, Doom found a way: turpentine, acetone, benzene. He calls it the Dip!
Lt. Santino[src]

The Dip (a.k.a. Toon Acid) is a sickly green, ghastly chemical concoction seen in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

History[]

It was created by Judge Doom and is evidently feared by all toons, as it can fatally dissolve any toon on contact. It is his preferred method of passing punishment, whether they are deemed innocent or guilty. In short, he wanted to commit toon genocide.

According to Lt. Santino, it is a mixture of turpentine, acetone, and benzene; the former two being paint solvents, and the latter being a natural constituent of crude oil and one of the most basic petrochemicals. While it is externally harmless to humans (as Eddie Valiant was seen running through a flood of it), any toon that comes in contact with it will melt slowly and painfully. The Dip is apparently the only surefire way to kill a toon.

As a well-deserved poetic justice, Judge Doom ends up being melted himself near the end of the film, after revealing himself to actually be a toon. He also invented a vehicle machine called the "Dip Machine", which would have dissolved all of Toontown and its innumerable citizens into oblivion. Fortunately, it was destroyed by an oncoming toon bullet train.

Only three characters die from the Dip in the film: the Toon Shoe, Smart Ass, and Judge Doom. Benny the Cab comes into contact with it, but survives (his tires end up blowing out, though). It is highly possible that other toons died or at least touched it in order for Doom to know for sure that it worked. It is also possible that Doom tested other toons by throwing them in the Dipmobile and spraying them before the film's events to make sure that the machine worked as well.

Trivia[]

  • In an early script, the Dip was going to be called "The Final Solution".
  • The three chemicals that create the Dip are all paint thinners used to remove animation from cels, which explains why it is fatal to toons.
    • The Dip would also be fatal to humans if ingested, given its ingredients.
  • The Toon Shoe that got dipped was originally going to be a gopher, but it was likely changed for the film to keep a PG rating.
  • Despite the description of the Dip as the only surefire way to kill a toon, the Toon Patrol are shown to permanently die of laughter as well; however, only Smart Ass was completely destroyed while the rest of them simply came back as ghosts.
  • Thinner from the Epic Mickey game series strongly resembles the Dip, as does the chemical in the paint mixer rooms in the mint of Toontown Online.
  • In the Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers hybrid film, Sweet Pete is shown to have a vial of Dip as one of his torture devices.

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Media
Films and Television: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (video/soundtrack) • Mickey's 60th BirthdayTummy TroubleRoller Coaster RabbitTrail Mix-Up

Video Games: 1988 video gameNES gameGame Boy game
Cancelled projects: Roger Rabbit II: The Toon PlatoonHare In My Soup

Disney Parks
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

Entertainment: Once Upon a Mouse
Parades: Disney's FantillusionDisney's Party ExpressDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney on Parade: 100 Years of MagicDisney Classics ParadeSpectromagicTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Fireworks: Remember... Dreams Come True
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy Parade
Cancelled projects: Roger Rabbit's Hollywood

Characters
Film: Roger RabbitJessica RabbitEddie ValiantDoloresBaby HermanBenny the CabJudge DoomToon PatrolR.K. MaroonMarvin AcmeLt. SantinoAngeloBaby Herman's MotherBongo the GorillaToon BulletsLena Hyena

Comics: SunshineNightwingC.B. MaroonRick Flint
Deleted: Captain CleaverVoltaire
Other: Lenny the CabList of cameos in Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Songs
Film: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2Why Don't You Do Right?The Merry-Go-Round Broke DownSmile Darn Ya SmileWitchcraft

Deleted: This Only Happens in the Movies

Locations
ToontownCloverleaf IndustriesMaroon CartoonsLos AngelesValiant & ValiantAcme CorporationThe Ink and Paint ClubHollywood
Objects
DipDip MachineMarvin Acme's WillToon RevolverPacific Electric Railway
See also
Bonkers
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