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Cool World

Director: Ralph Bakshi Run Time: 102 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1992

Starring: Brad Pitt, Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne

B-Sides, Brad Pitt: The 90s were a prolific time for Brad Pitt, where as a start he averaged three films a year. Ralph Bakshi’s Cool World remains an interesting outlier as a comedy that pairs Pitt with animated characters.

After a bizarre incident, Frank Harris (Brad Pitt) is transported into the cartoon realm of Cool World, where he remains the only human among various animated characters for years. Eventually, artist Jack Deebs (Gabriel Byrne) also enters Cool World and sets his lustful sights on his own creation, a blond bombshell named Holli Would (Kim Basinger). However, excessive intermingling between cartoons and humans is said to lead to dire consequences, a risk Jack seems ready to take.