Cool World (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Fantasy  |  10 July 1992 (USA)
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A comic strip vamp seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Abrams ...
Janni Brenn ...
Agatha Rose Harris (as Janni Brenn-Lowen)
William Frankfather ...
Interrogator #2 / Mash / drunken bar patron / Dr. Vincent "Vegas Vinnie" Whiskers / Jack Deebs (super hero version) (voice)
Interrogator #1 / Slash / Holli's door (voice)
Michael David Lally ...
Sparks (voice)
Carrie Hamilton ...
Comic Bookstore Cashier
Stephen Worth ...
Bash (performance model) / Comic Store Patron
Murray Podwal ...
Store Patron
Jenine Jennings ...
Holli Would / Lonette (performance model) / Craps Bunny (voice)


Jack Deebs is a cartoonist who is due to be released from jail. His comic book "Cool World" describes a zany world populated by "doodles" (cartoon characters) and "noids" (humanoids). What Jack did't realize is that Cool World really does exist, and a "doodle" scientist has just perfected a machine which links Cool World with our world. Intrigued at seeing his creations come to life, Jack is nonetheless wary as he knows that not everything in Cool World is exactly friendly. Written by Murray Chapman <>

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Cool World is such a dangerous place to be in. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 1992 (USA)  »

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$14,110,600 (USA)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


During a meeting mid-production, Kim Basinger told Ralph Bakshi and Frank Mancuso Jr. that it would be wonderful if she could show this movie to sick children in hospitals. Bakshi replied "Kim, I think that's wonderful, but you've got the wrong guy to do that with. Why didn't you tell me that on the way in? How are you telling me that halfway though the picture?" Mancuso reportedly agreed with Basinger that it was a good idea. See more »


When Jack and Holli are about to have sex, Jack can be heard moaning. But in an up-close shot where Holli gets on top of him, his mouth doesn't move at all. See more »


Holli Would: You want to know what it is about you that really kicks my ass, Harris?
Frank Harris: How about my foot?
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Spoofs Superman (1941) See more »


by Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting & Newell Chase
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User Reviews

A mixed bag, but imaginative.
4 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

A mixed bag, to be sure, but not (at least in my opinion) the disaster that's widely believed to be. The story may be weak and the technology sometimes flawed, but there is one thing you can't accuse Ralph Bakshi of, and that is a shortage of imagination and creativity. The screen is filled with mostly enjoyable throwaway characters and gags, and even though the film keeps changing tones rapidly (from "slapsticky" to erotic to sad), it doesn't lose your attention. Neither does Kim Basinger, at her most gorgeous here. (**1/2)

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