Director Ralph Bakshi's return to films after almost a decade, COOL WORLD, a mix of animation and live action, is a near-total disaster. The film opens in Vegas, right after WWII, as returning war hero Frank Harris (Brad Pitt) has a motorcycle accident and gets sucked into Cool World, a
sort of animated version of Hell. Frank stays in this 'toon purgatory as a cop, on the lookout for any sort of criminal behavior, especially the ultimate Cool World taboo: sex between a "doodle" (a cartoon character) and a "noid" (a human). The film then flashes forward to the present, where
cartoonist Jack Deebs (Gabriel Byrne) also gets pulled in, thanks to Holli Would (Kim Basing...