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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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Michele Abrams ...
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Janni Brenn ...
Agatha Rose Harris (as Janni Brenn-Lowen)
William Frankfather ...
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Interrogator #2 / Mash / drunken bar patron / Dr. Vincent "Vegas Vinnie" Whiskers / Jack Deebs (super hero version) (voice)
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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)
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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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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


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

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10 July 1992 (USA)  »

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$14,110,600 (USA)
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Trivia

As a publicity stunt, Paramount placed a huge cut-out of Holli Would on the D of the HOLLYWOOD sign in Los Angeles. Although they didn't have to pay any fees, the studio still had to make a donation of $27,000 to the sign's maintenance fund, another $27,000 to the Rebuild L.A. fund (this was just after the L.A. riots), and the cost of two park rangers to guard the sign 24 hours a day. The publicity stunt, however, angered local residents who picketed and demanded that the cut-out be taken down. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Frank Harris: You screwed us all... for a piece of ass?
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References Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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N.W.O.
Written and Performed by Ministry
Courtesy of Sire Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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An unfinished film.
4 April 2004 | by (The San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

"Cool World" is one of those films that feels unfinished, and comes across as a well done test-market film, but not one that's ready for theatrical release. The actors seem to have a hold on their characters, but lack some direction.

The animation is good, though the mixture of genres'll probably throw some people. The story's incomplete, the characters are never entirely explored, and the mechanics of the fictional worlds aren't fully explained. The result is a film that's a bit of a mess, but still holds some interest for its unique take on an old animation genre.

Ultimately it's a film that should've been more than what it ultimately became. It's not a film for kids, watch only if you're into animation.


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