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Cool World (1992)

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A comic strip femme fatale seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Malley
Isabelle Malley
Janni Brenn ...
Agatha Rose Harris (as Janni Brenn-Lowen)
Interrogator #2 / Mash / drunken bar patron / Dr. Vincent "Vegas Vinnie" Whiskers / Jack Deebs (super hero version) (voice)
Interrogator #1 / Slash / Holli's door (voice)
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)


When cartoonist Jack Deebs was behind bars, he found escape by creating "Cool World", a cartoon series featuring a voluptuous femme fatale named Holli Would. But the cartoonist becomes a prisoner of his own fantasies when Holli transports Jack into Cool World with a scheme to seduce him and bring herself to life. A hard-boiled detective--the only other human in Cool World--cautions Jack with the law: Noids (humans) don't have sex with doodles (cartoons). However, the flesh proves weaker than ink as Holli takes human form in Las Vegas, staring in a trans-universal chase that threatens the destruction of both worlds. With a splashy combination of animation and live-action sequences, "Cool World" delivers the hottest action around. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Holli Would if she could ...and she will 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)  »

Also Known As:

Cool world  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the press release for the film, the studio tried to sell the movie both as a down-and-dirty Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and as a technical achievement in creating a multiplane effect using live-action and animation. The claims were somewhat foolhardy as Roger's adult situations better served its plot and Roger had scores of technical breakthroughs in its attempt to seamlessly combine live-action and animation. 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: [now human, proudly smiling] Well, howdy, Nails. As you see, there have been some changes around here.
Nails: You made out with a noid, you don't know what you are! Mark my words, girlie-pie! You leave here and it is trouble for you!
Holli Would: I'm leaving, pencil-dick! You just try and stop me!
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Referenced in Lao fu zi (2001) See more »


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Loud and Obnoxious
21 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Gabriel Byrne plays a cartoonist who is sucked into an alternate reality where a cartoon character named Holly, Kim Basinger, thinks that having sex with a human is the key to entering the real world. . Not only is this loud and obnoxious film poorly-acted and badly-animated, it is also thoroughly incomprehensible. It tries to be another "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," but fails so miserably that the comparison shames it. This film really sucks. I can't think of a good thing to say about it.

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