I remember a movie, probably italian or some similar latin language, where a cartoonist is slowly transformed into an animated character. It was released, I think, in the same decade as Who Framed Roger Rabbit which is why I remember the combination of live action and animation (not 100% on the timing, though).

So what is the movie, and can I get in on region 2 DVD?

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I'm pretty sure you're talking about Volere Volare (1991), an italian movie where the main character has a date with a girl, but he's so nervous that he transformes into an animated character.


I think you're looking for the film Cool World

From wikipedia:

Cool World is a 1992 American live-action/animated film directed by Ralph Bakshi, and starring Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne, and Brad Pitt. It tells the story of a cartoonist who finds himself in the animated world he created, and is seduced by one of his characters, a comic strip vamp who wants to be real.

Unfortunately, I don't know how you would locate DVDs from other regions, though IMDB shows a lot of South American distributors.

  • Good suggestion, but not the one. I'm sure mine was foreign language. – matt_black Feb 1 '12 at 11:41

This could also be Monkeybone with Brendan Fraser which is the story of an animator who gets dragged into the animated world to go up against his chaotic creation.

From IMDB: In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone.

  • Another interesting suggestion, but too recent and not a foreign language movie. – matt_black Feb 1 '12 at 11:41
  • Sorry, in both cases I entirely missed the Foreign language part. – Andrei Freeman Feb 1 '12 at 13:41

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