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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.
* BoxOfficeBomb: This is one of the most infamous tanks of the 21st century. The cartoon's budget ranged from $45 million to $65 million after its stay in DevelopmentHell, and it never made it to six figures, falling short of $75,000.
* ColbertBump: Interest in the film increased substantially after WebVideo/JonTron and WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic reviewed [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS7E7 it]]. [[note]] The Nostalgia Critic also joked that Creator/{{Pixar}} and Creator/DreamWorksAnimation were approached for outsourcing, and they intentionally sent bad animation and an insult with it (for Pixar, [[Creator/PixarRegulars John Lasseter]] gave the filmmakers a letter saying, "Go Fuck Yourselves!", and for DWA, [[UsefulNotes/NoteworthyDisneyStaff Jeffrey Katzenberg]] sent a photo of himself {{Mooning}} the cameramen and [[FlippingTheBird giving him the middle finger.]] Critic also declared this the worst animated film he's ever seen. [[/note]]
* CreatorBacklash: Many of the staff have nothing nice to say of this movie or of Kasanoff's hand in it.
* CreatorKiller: Mostly likely one for Lawrence Kasanoff, who was actually kicked off the project well before its "completion", and this was his first major project after he was trashed on ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''. Also one for its writers.
** There are reports, though, that Kasanoff is trying to make a Tetris Film Trilogy...Yeah...TRILOGY!?
* 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 T. Weasel]]). 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.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: A lot of Vlad's dialogue is clearly improvization recorded seperately from the other actors, as other characters don't verbally respond to it.
* 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.
* ShortRunInPeru: The film had a limited theatrical release in the UK before going straight to DVD in other markets. This was done purely to fulfil a contractual obligation.
* StillbornFranchise: Had the film been a hit, the creators had plans to turn it into a major franchise. [[{{Defictionalization}} 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]], though the hard drives containing the original animation being stolen didn't help, either.
* 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]].
** The original trailer shows more exaggerated, cartoony movements and gags than the final product. For example when Rex drinks a cup of milk the original animation looked ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''-esque, instead of the awkward jerking of the final product.
** Various pre-release hype will tell you that up to 80 mascots and products were originally going to appear in the film. Some of those 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, Cap'n 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 and 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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