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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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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

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 (humanoids) don't have sex with doodles (cartoon characters). 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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,110,600 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Despite the film's less than stellar performance, its soundtrack gained critical acclaim and popularity which consists of electronic dance and rock songs by David Bowie, Moby, Neil Tennant and Mark Isham, the film's composer. 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: Noids do not have sex with doodles. Right? Noids do no have sex with doodles! It's the oldest law in Cool World. I've never had to enforce it. You cross that line, I'll slap you around and make you piss like a puppy.
[Deebs and Harris watch Holli Would dance]
Frank Harris: Jack, you think she's got a thing for you, don't you? That's sweet. But don't flatter yourself. She's a waste of ink. Truth is she's been after me and every other noid who's come though here. It's just that no one's been insane enough to ...
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Referenced in ZTV News: Episode #1.5 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Papua New Guinea
by Brian Dougans and Garry Cockbain
Performed by The Future Sound of London
Courtesy of Jumpin' & Pumpin' Records
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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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