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

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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)
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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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Storyline

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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There are two different worlds: The Real World and the Wacky, Animated World. Only one of them will survive. 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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,110,600 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

As of 2013, this is Ralph Bakshi 's last film, though he does intend to return to film making soon, after being annoyed by every major animated film being made with computer animation. 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: A little late for a lady to be out on the streets, don't you think? I've got a couple of questions for you, miss.
Lonette: Oh, come on, officer. Let it slide, would you? I'm tired.
Frank Harris: Word is you have a thing for noids.
Lonette: Yeah, I've got a thing for noids, but what's it to you, tough guy?
Frank Harris: Baby, you don't know how tough it is.
Lonette: You're late.
Frank Harris: Ah, you're killing me. Why are you so beautiful?
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Featured in MarzGurl Reviews: Cool World (2009) See more »

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AH-AH
by Moby (as Richard M. Hall)
Performed and Produced by Moby
Moby performs courtesy of Instinct Records
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Would This Live-Animated Feature Work Today?
2 March 2011 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

This ambitious and more adult version of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988) has its moments, yet its the very extreme contrasts of the now fading old animation cartoons and live action that carried the movie that with today's computer digital animation would not be possible. The technical seamless nature of the fusion of animation and live action isn't quite as crisp and not quite as effective even in comparison to ROGER RABBIT of four year's earlier. The storyline is clear, the cartoon humor consistently adult, yet the ultimate possibilities and opportunities for a serious use of this media remain untapped. Nevertheless, the effort improves on the basic initial introduction of ROGER RABBIT and the fantasy of comics is well captured and the strongest moment is how the adult relationship in the real world is concluded in the movie that makes this movie stand out from the more typical television episodes or average comedy-drama, though the ending could still have used a bit more sophisticated, layered, and unfinished polish.


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