This blend of live-action and animation was director Ralph Bakshi’s answer to WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT. The story follows two humans who encounter Cool World–a parallel universe where cartoons actually exist–and tangle with the seductive Holli Would (Kim Basinger), an ambitious animated bombshell determined to escape into three-dimensional reality. Gabriel Byrne plays Jack Deebs, the comic book artist who created and then is seduced by Holli; and Brad Pitt plays Detective Frank Harris, the Cool World cop out to make sure humans don’t have sex with cartoon characters, since that act can rupture the fabric between the two universes. Of course the rupturing occurs, and cartoon misfits of all shapes and sizes invade the city of Las Vegas. With a thumping techno score that includes tracks from Moby and David Bowie and such goofy touches as Holli singing “Let’s Make Love” with Frank Sinatra Jr., COOL WORLD is definitely a freaky place to visit.