Monday, February 19, 2007
Cartoon Movie Reviewed
Recently I have become reacquainted with this movie, Cool World. For those of you who have not have had a chance to see it I will tell you a bit more about it. This particular movie was made in 92' during what is known as the second golden age of animation (about 1980s-1990s). Directed by Ralph Bakshi the controversial man who directed the first X-rated cartoon in the U.S. by the name of Fritz the Cat. The movie is suppose to be a rip-off of a more adult kind of Who Framed Rodger Rabbit? The synopsis of the film if you are curious is about two dimensions, one is a cartoon world called the Cool World and the other is the "modern day" world in Las Vegas. Looking through the film with a stronger appreciation for the animation the movie was O.K. It is probably better to rent the movie than go get it. Interestingly enough there is a cameo of an animation enthusiast in one of the scenes which is....drum roll please... Stephen Worth the Director of the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive! To see what Stephen is up to these days I encourage you to check out http://www.animationarchive.org/ for really cool animation and illustration art with interviews. Also one of my favorite teachers from the Art Institute of California-San Diego Jerry Brice worked on the animation for Cool World and taught me the true magic to 2D animation. Toon' in next time for more exciting animation facts! If anybody is reading this I would like to have some constructive critisim on how I can improve this blog. Check out this cool Cool World art from the actual movie. Enjoy!