Toontown

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Back when the world was a ball of ferns, when a good front lawn was a half-acre of bubbling slime, a giant amoeba split in two. The front half, the end with the brains, called itself Los Angeles. The butt end became Toon Town.
Eddie Valiant, Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

Cartoons are not real. They're made with art supplies and brought to life by animators and Voice Actors. It's sad but it's true.

Hey, wait a minute! We seem to have made a wrong turn at Albu-coiky! Now we're in Toon Town, that very special district of Fantasy Land where cartoon characters are people, just like you and me. Sometimes, they exist as a separate and independent species, and sometimes, the place itself transforms humans into Toons. But all details aside, Toon Town is a loony sort of place where Cartoon Physics and the Rule of Funny reign supreme. Expect the Roger Rabbit Effect almost every time.

When an entire planet or dimension is populated by cartoon characters, it is an Alternate Tooniverse.

Not to be confused with the MMORPG, Toontown Online.


Examples:

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    Anime 

    Film 

    Literature 
  • Toon Town is casually mentioned, but not visited, in Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary Wolf. Who Plugged Roger Rabbit? (a sequel to the film), on the other hand, spends quite a bit of time there.

    Live Action TV 

    Theme Parks 
  • The official mythos of the Disney Theme Parks states that the costumed characters are the real characters. Then there's Mickey's Toontown and Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin.
    • Inside the parks, Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland is considered where Mickey and co. actually live. You can walk through Mickey's house, etc. (And presumably that's where he retires to when the park closes down for the night.) Walt Disney World had a similar area for many years, and to avoid a Continuity Snarl it was technically labeled Mickey's Toontown Fair - sort of a country getaway for the classic Disney characters. Mickey's pad was billed as Mickey's Country House since, you know, his actual house is in Disneyland. The smaller Toon Studio area at EuroDisney is presented as the place toons go to work and film their movies. There's also a Toontown in Tokyo Disneyland that's identical to the one in Calfornia's Disneyland but try not to think too hard about that.
  • Toon Lagoon in Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure can be seen as an example of this.
  • Odds are your friendly neighborhood Six Flags park will have a "Looney Tunes Town" or some variant of it.

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    Western Animation 
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