[[caption-width-right:320:Thank you, RogerRabbitEffect.]]

->''"Ready for some speedy, convenient and only relatively disturbing hole travel?"''
-->--'''Drew Blanc'''


Basically, ''Toonstruck'' is an [[AdventureGame Adventure]] [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click]] game developed by Burst Studios and published by Virgin Interactive on October 31st 1996, for MS-DOS. It uses FMV of Creator/ChristopherLloyd as [[PunnyName Drew]] [[MeaningfulName Blanc]], as well as animated cartoons, making most of the game have a RogerRabbitEffect.

The basic plot goes that character designer Drew Blanc has a meeting with his boss, who demands him to create more bunny characters for the 10th anniversary of the "Fluffy Fluffy Bun Bun Show", since it needs something new and fresh to retain its audience, for the very next day.

Thus Blanc has to pull an all-nighter to figure out what kind of bunny would go well with the titular character of FFBB show. While he's at it, he gazes up at one of his own designed characters, Flux Wildly, in a sketch he has on the wall, longing to actually use him instead of the rabbit he's gotten fed up with.

He nods off, suffering from author's block. He wakes to the sound of his TV turning on and displaying said show, only for it to turn into a void that sucks Blanc into the cartoon world! In it, he meets his very own character, Flux, and asks him for help to return to the human world. Flux takes Blanc to the king of Cutopia, who promises to help him go back, in exchange for gathering the materials for the Cutifier - a machine to counter the Malevolator that [[BigBad Count]] [[MeaningfulName Nefarious]] has developed; a flying machine equipped with a raygun which has been used to transform the people and places of Cutopia into dark, twisted malevolence.

Thus begins the journey of Drew Blanc and Flux Wildly to find the pieces to make the Cutifier work and reverse what the evil Count Nefarious has done.

Then things go crazier...

Some of the unused materials from the game can be seen [[http://akril15.com/sr/toon/toon.html here]].

As of February 10th, 2015, this game can be purchased on Website/GOGDotCom.

!! This game provides examples of:
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Bricabrac. Apparently, the guy misplaces his glasses... in his POCKET... all the time. Amazing how this guy is able to concoct a sophisticated piece of machinery like the Cutifier.
* AdvertisedExtra: Spike, who plays a much smaller role than either the packaging or main menu itself indicates.
* TheAhnold: Jim the Pitbull is muscular and has an Austrian accent.
* AlreadyUndoneForYou: Count Nefarious's castle
* AmbiguouslyGay: The Carecrow.
* AmusingInjuries: Most notably with Woof and Warp of WACME, thankfully with some [[NegativeContinuity instant healing]] right after.
* ArtificialLimbs: Count Nefarious' henchmen, Feedback, Goggles, and Lugnut, with the the loss of speech, sight and hearing respectively, have to use special gadgets to enable them to speak, see and hear, respectively.
* BadassNormal: Drew Blanc, by the end of the game.
* BagOfHolding: Drew's inventory is one of these, given to him and presumably invented by Bricabrac. On the inventory screen, the thing is HUGE.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: Fluffy Fluffy/King Hugh]]
* BloodlessCarnage: Mostly played straight, with two aversions: When Warp pins on the acid-squirting flower, there's a squirt of blood, and when Woof punches through Warp's head with the boxing glove, it leaves his bloodied brains smashed through the wall. Being a toon, Warp is back on his feet in a few seconds.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Flux becomes this when exposed to the Cutifier. Though he does in fact become a much "nicer" character, Zanydu people seem somewhat opposed to the constant friendliness of the Cutopians, so to him, that is crazy.
* BuryYourGays: Possibly for the Carecrow. He acts CampGay and some time after he gets malevolated, Nefarious hits him with the Malevolator again, which causes him to apparently fall over dead.[[note]]He can be seen alive after the cutscene, but he isn't the same.[[/note]]
* ChekhovsBoomerang:
** [[spoiler:The Cloak and the Spit]] are used first to solve a puzzle and then again as a component of the Cutifier.
** Several of the items you find and use in Disk 1 have other uses in Disk 2, such as [[spoiler:the Music Box, the Magnet, the Watering Can, and the Mallet]].
* {{Cliffhanger}}: [[spoiler: Drew manages to defeat Nefarious and Fluffy Bun Bun and destroy the Cutifier and Malevolator before returning to the real world. But Flux contacts him (through a communicator he gave him at the last second) and informs him the two are still alive and they need Drew's help. The mutagen Nefarious shot into Drew finally kicks in turning him into a toon before he warps back to the toon world. End game.]]
* CardboardPrison: The Malevolands prison, as well as Nefarious' castle.
* CreepyCrossdresser: Seedy, the thuggish organizer of the bowling alley, who wins games with his patented move. Which requires him to fire a bowling ball from between his buttocks while wearing a tutu.
* CuteIsEvil: [[spoiler: Fluffy-Fluffy Bun Bun. An ickle-wickle cutesy-wutesy megalomaniacal despot.]]
* CutShort: The second half of the game has never seen the light of day because they were banking on sales to justify its release.
* DeadpanSnarker: Drew Blanc tends to be this.
* DialogueTree: Bit of a strange case. The "main" conversation is represented by an ice cube (to "break the ice"), that melts further and further as the conversation plays out (and can no longer be pursued once entirely melted), other subjects that are touched upon through the main conversation will appear beside the ice cube as icons depicting the subject.
* DoWellButNotPerfect: [[ItMakesSenseInContext The instructions in the toilet paper]] of the Fish Flushing game in the fishing outhouse say that in order to win, you have to get the yellow puffer fish. But the fish you actually need to advance the storyline is the second best prize: a green sole.
* {{Dissimile}}: More than a few jokes of this nature.
* DumbMuscle: Snout the guard, and Lugnut.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Sort of. Feedback, Goggles, and Lugnut were all brought back from the dead, but otherwise avert most of the actual tropes of zombiehood (shambling, brains, etc.). The only real evidence that something is off about them is that, aside from the gadgets which grant each one his respective missing sense, they're not proper toons, but just ambulatory construction guides that cartoonists and animators usually draw before they fill in the finished character. The implication, to an artist, is that a half-job is the best Nefarious could (or would) do on their resurrection - that, or they're just artist's concept sketches who were binned (read: killed off) before being fully realized into full-fledged characters.
* EvilPlan: Take over the world and [[spoiler: Go to the human world and take it over as well!]]
* EvilVersusEvil: [[spoiler: Nefarious' initial plan to turn things evil with his machine, and Fluffy Fluffy Bun Bun planning to turn everything cute (including those that weren't cute before, such as the inhabitants of Zanydu and the Malevolands) with her machine.]]
* ExpressiveMask: Flux's "eyes" are actually a pair of heavily stylized glasses; he doesn't appear to have proper eyes at all, but that doesn't seem to slow him down.
** [[spoiler: Fluffy's mask of King Hugh.]]
* {{Expy}}: Flux seems to be inspired by [[Franchise/SamAndMax Max]]. Both are small, loudmouthed creatures who are somewhat {{Heroic Comedic Sociopath}}s (Although Max is ''much'' more of a comedic sociopath than Flux). They even have similar-sounding voices, and Drew even calls Flux "little buddy" a few times, which is Sam's affectionate nickname for Max.
* EyeScream: Even if it's just a balloon animal...
* FateWorseThanDeath: Depends on how you look at it, [[spoiler: the serum that Count Nefarious had Drew injected with, which slowly turns him into a toon]].
* {{Foil}}: [[spoiler:During his pitch to his boss at the end of the game, Drew proposes that Flux be added to the cartoon as a co-star to Fluffy because they would act as foils to each other.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: An example that was cut. Just before Drew is transported to Cutopia, Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait can be seen hanging on Drew's room's wall. One of the things that was cut from the game was getting to meet Vincent van Gogh.
* FunWithAcronyms:
-->'''Robot Maker''': I am a Super Mega Ultra Genius!
-->'''Flux''': That's SMUG for short, right?
* GasMaskMooks: Snout, if Drew is recaptured once.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Lots.
* HypnoFool: [[spoiler:Drew uses some reflective sunglasses to trick Ms. Fortune into hypnotizing herself as part of his escape from the Count's castle.]]
* HypnoticEyes: Ms. Fortune.
* KleptomaniacHero: Considering that some things are actually stolen from others...
* LampshadeHanging: Oh so much!
* LaughingMad: SPIKE THE CLOWN.
* LogicBomb: The only way to get rid of the Robot Maker is by using his own intelligence against him.
* {{Malaproper}}: B. B. Wolf. For example, he says that it is against prototype (protocol) to be on a first-name basis with dinner and also claims that King Hugh wouldn't be unhappy if his mother was flatulent (flattened) by a bus.
* MeaningfulName: Aside from Drew Blanc, there's his boss, Sam Schmaltz, who will only accept cutesy bunny-related ideas on Drew's part.
* MeanBoss: Sam Schumltz, Drew's employer. He's arrogant, condescending and treats his sole cartoonist (who is responsible for his company's ten years of success) like utter shit. And at the end of the game [[spoiler:he brutally shoots down Drew's idea to incorporate Flux into Fluffy's show]].
* MonsterClown: Considering Spike is hidden in a padded cell...
** The door to which also qualifies, for added fun. [[DisSimile If by "fun" you mean horrifying abominations]].
** The corrupted Carecrow also counts in a sense. After all, you give him the harlequin costume mere seconds before he's transformed into [[ScaryScarecrows an actually scary scarecrow]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Count Nefarious
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Robot Maker speaks with a voice that sounds like robot Creator/ChristopherWalken, especially when he rants about how he'll one day take over the world.
* NobodyPoops: AsYouKnow this toilet is used for our Zanydu sport of fish flushing. What else did you have in mind?
** Fluffy Fluffy Bun Bun claims to make cute poops that smell better than flowers.
* MoonLogicPuzzle: Several puzzles requires one to think using cartoon logic to progress, perhaps most famously picking up Warp's "[[CirclingBirdies stars]]" after he is hit by a boxing glove.
* NonSequitur: Spike the Clown, all the time. Drew may even engage in non sequitur "conversations" with him that prove fruitless.
* PaintingTheMedium: The game plays pretty fast and loose with the fourth wall in general, but the arcade has an arcade machine partly framing the area, making it look like it's being displayed on such a machine.
* PortableHole: Used for [[PortalNetwork fast traveling]], which also doubles as AnotherDimension
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Classical pieces such as "La gazza ladra" and the "William Tell Overture" are heard on the game's soundtrack, the remainder consisting chiefly of production library music.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Three Horrible Henchmen
* RealityEnsues: The ending has a rather tragic example. [[spoiler:Drew is inspired by his adventures (which he thinks are a dream) to incorporate Flux into Fluffy's show as a character foil. His heartfelt pitch to Sam Schmultz the next morning completely fails to move his narrow-minded boss, who is outraged that Drew went against his orders to create more cute characters. Turns out a MeanBoss won't appreciate you doing anything but exactly what he told you to do, even if your proposal is a far superior idea.]] Luckily (?) enough for Drew, [[spoiler:he's not immediately fired because his boss still needs him to create more characters. And also because his adventure was real and he gets sucked back into the Toon world soon after.]]
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Averted, since the Robot Maker is quite robotic. Also, his appearance and personality appears to be inspired by the [[Series/DoctorWho Daleks]].
* RogerRabbitEffect: The cartoon characters are animated, of course, while protagonist Drew Blanc is created by filming Christopher Lloyd in live-action.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: "Groan!" "Heavy sigh."
* SceneryPorn: So many of the backgrounds are just so damn lush and detailed.
* SceneryGorn: The Malevolands / Malevolated areas.
* SerialEscalation: If Drew is hypnotized by Ms. Fortune, he'll be put back in the castle jail, where Snout enacts new methods to prevent him from getting out[[note]]wearing a gas mask, and attempting to clean the dungeon with a vacuum cleaner[[/note]] before just quitting his job and leaving the key under the mat for Drew to find.
* {{Scotireland}}: The Cutopian Bartender is half Irish, half Scottish ("...and all cheese!") and alternates between these two accents. He is, in fact, a green cheese shaped like a FourLeafClover wearing a kilt.
* ServileSnarker: The Footman, though apparently he adores King Hugh (perhaps [[{{Squick}} a bit too much]]...) and would doubtfully act towards his liege as he does Drew and Flux.
* SequelHook: The final cut scene hints at this. Sadly the sales of the game were too disappointing to justify the sequel's development, even though the developers have stated they wish to make one.
* {{Sexophone}}: Heard when Ms. Fortune tries to hypnotize Drew.
* ShoutOut: The game is very reminiscent of Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit, made even funnier when you recall who Creator/ChristopherLloyd played in that classic film.
** Cutopia's arcade has arcade cabinets called [[MortalKombat Mortal Wombat]], [[StreetFighter Sweetfighter]] and [[PacMan Wacman]].
** The costume shop has costumes that resemble [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Rosie the Robot]] and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]]'s hunting outfit, among others.
* SolveTheSoupCans: The phone dialing sequence, for one.
* TakeOverTheWorld: The goal of Count Nefarious, the Robot Maker, [[spoiler: and Fluffy Fluffy Bun Bun]].
* ThatRussianSquatDance: A rather... terrible attempt at it occurs when Ms. Fortune is having fun with the hypnotized Drew.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: In the middle of the game, its revealed Fluffy Fluffy Bun Bun took over King Hugh's throne and disguised herself as the king so she can use the Cutifier to turn everything cute and cuddly as she sees fit.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: Mistress Marge is so used to being whipped by Punisher Polly that nothing can satisfy her anymore. Except... [[spoiler: a feather]].
* TrappedInTVLand: Drew Blanc gets trapped inside the cartoon world as part of the game's story.
* ValleyGirl: Ms. Fit, the owner of costume shop, though a subversion as far as the stereotypical personality traits go, as she reads complex books and discusses their symbolism.
* VocalDissonance: Lugnut; big hulking guard -- bright helium voice. This actually comes into play when Drew has to mimic his voice to bypass a security lock.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: An aversion with the horse in the stable after it is malevolated. The game actually lets you ask about it's disappearance. While the response is merely [[EvilLaugh a malicious cackle]], the answer becomes apparent once you ask yourself [[spoiler:[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_glue where the glue comes from]]]]. As a matter of fact, the presence of the machine ought to be a dead giveaway before you even need to bother asking. Not to mention the fact that the poor bugger was named "[[MeaningfulName Elmer]]" and before the stable gets malevolated, right-clicking on the horse will [[{{Foreshadowing}} lead Flux to describe him as]] [[spoiler: "a pot of glue waiting to happen"]].
** [[spoiler: While we don't actually meet King Hugh (or we probably did, hard to tell), Fluffy Bun Bun mentions that he was locked away. You never get around to rescuing him however.]]
* WhosOnFirst: A few times, most notably with the singing baker frogs Dough and Mee.
* WorldOfPun: Oh yes; several worlds, to be exact.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Drew Blanc literally exclaims "Spiders! Why did it have to be spiders?" upon seeing a couple of them crawling on the wall.
* ZipMode: Right-clicking on an exit will, with very few exceptions, take Drew there in nothing flat.