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* AllStarCast: The film has actors such as Charlie Sheen, Wayne Brady and Hillary Duff.
** And that's '''''before''''' the product placement.
* ColbertBump: Interest in the film increased substantially after WebVideo/JonTron and WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic reviewed it.
* CreatorKiller: Mostly likely one for Lawrence Kasanoff, who was actually kicked off the project well before its "completion".
* DescendedCreator: Larry Kasanoff, the director and producer, is also the voice of Cheasel T. Weasel.
* DevelopmentHell: From 2002-2009; Released in 2012.
** It didn't help that completed footage was stolen, and had to be redone, very quickly.
* ExecutiveMeddling: According to one animator the bulk of the more vulgar and offensive jokes were at the insistence of producer Lawrence Kasanoff (who also served as the film's director, co-writer and the voice of [[CreatorCameo Cheasel]]).
** Recently the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81uIhu8qrrs original trailer made its way to YouTube]], with markedly more emotive motions than the released cut
** Plus, there's a review of the film on the British website of Amazon that mentions something suspiciously similar to the testimony above... and the reviewer himself claimed to have worked on the very film itself.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Notoriously, it features Creator/CharlieSheen, Wayne Brady, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, Eva Longoria, and Music/HilaryDuff.
** Christopher Lloyd in particular is clearly recycling his voice from {{Cyberchase}}.
* OldShame: Much of the staff regrets their involvement with the film. Many were unaware that they or their co-workers were turning in a final product, and at least one member admits he doesn't include it on his resume.
* PlayingAgainstType: EdAsner, most famous for playing grouchy, cantankerous roles, voicing the kindly Leonard the store manager.
* StillbornFranchise: Had the film been a hit, the creators had plans to turn it into a major franchise. [[TheRedStapler Real-world food products based on those seen in the film]], internet shows, stage shows (including ''Foodfight! on Ice''), and of course sequels. This was all planned long before the film's TroubledProduction, however.
** It's almost as if they put more thought into the theoretical franchise than the movie itself...
* TechnologyMarchesOn: The animation was the first to use the then state-of-the-art MotionCapture animation from IBM. The age[=/=]crudeness shows as the film was released a decade after the [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings tech]][[WesternAnimation/{{ThePolarExpress}} no]][[Film/{{Avatar}} logy]] [[GrowingTheBeard matured]].
* TroubledProduction: Originally set for a 2003 release until being delayed to 2005, it became even further delayed when the harddrives containing all the animation files were stolen and the studio had to start all over again on an even lower budget. The final result was finished in 2009, given a small theatrical release and started to emerge direct to video in other markets in 2012.
* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome: [[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/movies/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-computer-animated-foodfight.html?src=dayp Apparently]] in the re-do Producer/Director Larry Kasanoff wanted to [[ExecutiveMeddling take a more hands on approach to management]], but didn't quite understand how the animation process works. He would wander around the animation floor requesting that things be “more awesome” or “30 percent better”. TropesAreNotGood.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** [[http://maxtaroisheretoo.tumblr.com/post/36132027017/its-fascinating-how-much-less-ugly-this-movie The movie might have looked far better had the hard drives not been stolen]].
** Various pre-release hype will tell you that up to 80 mascots and products were originally going to appear in the film. Some of which who didn't appear in the final film include (but are not limited to) the M&Ms, Chester Cheetah, the Trix Rabbit, Sugar Bear, the Coca-Cola Polar Bears, the Lucky Charms Leprechaun, Captain Crunch and the Alpha-Bits Pals. Several obvious stand-ins for them appear at the club.
** Dex was originally going to be human, [[http://bp2.blogger.com/_uqbifoYYiK0/RcttwfhoU0I/AAAAAAAAAUg/ac_9rtj1rTI/s1600-h/foodfight_1.jpg as seen in this promotional image from early in development]], which would finally explain the creepy bestiality undertones between Dex and Sunshine or Lady X in the final film.
** Stuffed toys were made of some of the characters and they were going to be sold in stores, but after the movie bombed they were sold off to arcades as prizes.
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