YMMV: Cool World

  • Animation Age Ghetto: An attempted aversion, which failed thanks to Executive Meddling. The film was still fairly adult like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but this time, not in a good way.
  • Ass Pull: At the end of the movie we learn that if a Noid is killed by a Doodle, then the Noid is reborn as a Doodle. This happens to Frank when Holli kills him.
  • Awesome Music: Say what you will about the rest of the film, but the soundtrack is very cool.
  • Ear Worm: The Score Soundtrack.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Holly Would
  • Fetish Retardant: Some consider Holli to be oversexualized to the point that it's a turn-off.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: So Holli Would is from a film, huh?
  • Moral Event Horizon: The moment Holli kills Frank, it becomes clear that she's not going to get a happy ending, and that she doesn't deserve one.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The more realistic Doodles and the chimera of deranged blackish cartoons that appears at the end.
  • So Okay, It's Average: If you're more forgiving of the more abundant flaws, the film is generally mediocre with a few really good ideas that just needed better execution.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: It doesn't help that this was released only four years after Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Bakshi even said it wasn't an inspiration, but Paramount probably only bought his script because they wanted the same success as Who Framed Roger Rabbit).
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Despite/Because of how much of an abysmal failure this movie was, it raised a lot of questions that were never answered, the aforementioned Ass Pull and knowing the Executive Meddling, would've unleashed a pack of Voodoo Sharks to rival the end's onslaught of toons if given a sequel. We never know why/how Frank and Lonette hooked up other than an obligatory love interest/Pet the Dog, how many guys have been to Cool World since (or even before) Frank arrived since he implied Holli brings men in often, we don't know how often the above Ass Pull has been pulled (or if this explains Lonette's sanity, which just leads to a possible Voodoo Shark, itself,) why/how did the Death by Sex Rule come about when Holli and Lonette seem to be the only doable women in all of Cool World and... basically, when fanfiction writers can come up with better explanations and more compelling stories than what you've given your audience, you've fucked up royally.
    • There is a brief mention at the end when Lonette says something like "Do you remember all of those people who get killed by Doodles? They become Doodles themselves", which indicates that it happens rather frequently. But still...
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Some people have managed to mistake this for a Roger Rabbit sequel. Boy, they were in for a surprise. Also happened in-studio, as according to Bakshi, "Kim Basinger had meetings with the producer and me, and thought it would be great – halfway through the picture – if she would be able to show this picture in hospitals to sick children… I'm dead serious."
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The most popular consideration on the film.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Although he did an adequate job portraying Jack Deebs as a total wuss, Gabriel Byrne isn't most people's idea of what a gonzo underground cartoonist who hates humanity and wants to live in a world of cartoony chaos and sexy cartoon women looks like (someone who looked like or could make himself over like Robert Crumb would be more appropriate). Despite this, it's a lot better than the originally intended idea of Brad Pitt for the role of Jack Deebs, which would have been totally wrong.