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Cool World (1992)

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

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Agatha Rose Harris (as Janni Brenn-Lowen)
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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

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 »


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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)

Gross:

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

Ralph Bakshi originally wanted Drew Barrymore to play the sultry Holli Would. 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: [to Holli Would, now human] You know, sweetheart, you look good in flesh. It's almost a shame I gotta take you back. You are going back, you know?
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Featured in Jambareeqi Reviews: Cool World (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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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