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[[caption-width-right:300: The main characters are [[CoversAlwaysLie the ones in the corner of the poster]], by the way.]]
'''''Foodfight!''''' is a CGI-animated film which tried to do ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' or ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' with advertising mascots. Like ''WesternAnimation/{{Delgo}}'', it barely had a release at all. It is notorious for its long and TroubledProduction, which started way back in 2002, which entailed, among other things, the theft of the disks containing the animation, so that the production had to start again from scratch. [[DevelopmentHell The process of licensing and negotiating with rights-holders for the many mascots took years]]. The film was completed in 2009. It had an unceremonious limited release in Europe in 2011, and a Video On Demand and DVD release in North America in 2013. With much of the budget being blown by the licensing, AllStarCast and the do-over, the film's animation uses a lot of poorly applied motion capture and questionable rendering.

The story concerns a grocery store that comes to life at night when people are not around. Dex Dogtective (Creator/CharlieSheen) is a top agent of the [[FunWithAcronyms United Supermarket Defense Association]] which keeps the aisles safe from crime as well as running a club called the Copa-Banana where fellow advertising icons ("Ikes" for short) can hang out such as Charlie the Tuna, Mr. Clean and the California Raisins. After his beloved Sunshine Goodness (Music/HilaryDuff) vanishes without a trace, he ends up stepping out of the game only to be brought back in when a mysterious "Brand-X" has emerged in the grocery store by the machinations of a Mr. Clipboard (Creator/ChristopherLloyd) and Icons are disappearing or being murdered. With the help of his sidekick Daredevil Dan (Wayne Brady), Dex must uncover the truth behind Brand-X and its FemmeFatale leader Lady X (Eva Longoria) and rally a resistance in order to prepare for well, a [[TitleDrop Food Fight]].

Not to be confused with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Fight_%28video_game%29 classic trak-ball arcade game]] ''Videogame/FoodFight''.

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!!Tropes used in this film include:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Actually a bit more than ambiguously in Vlad Chocul's case.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Dex's faith is revealed quickly at the ending (apparently, all kosher foods have Jewish ikes).
** Don't forget about the big-nosed nasal decongestant mascot Dr. Si Nustrix.
* AppealToTradition: The whole movie has an undercurrent of this, with the "new" Brand X threatening to overtake the established brand products, but it's probably best shown off in the scene where Leonard and Mr. Clipboard meet each other.
--> '''Mr. Clipboard''': Give us one week! Your cu-cu-cu-customers won't know how they lived without Brand X!
--> '''Leonard''': Everything's so nice, the way it is. We don't have space.
--> '''Mr. Clipboard''': [[EvilLaugh Oh-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho]], I'll make space.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Strongly enforced. Because a name like Sunshine Goodness, in a kid's show no less, somehow [[SarcasmMode doesn't]] evoke this trope.
** [[spoiler:Also played straight when femme fatal Lady X is revealed to have been an old, hideous, overweight woman the whole time.]]
** Arguably, considering the character designs, the movie more strongly enforces Ugliness Equals Evil.
* BigBad: Lady X
** BiggerBad: Mr. Clipboard, the guy who first sold Brand X to Marketropolis Market in the first place. [[spoiler: Subverted, he's a robot piloted by Lady X]].
* BlackBestFriend: Daredevil Dan.
* BrandNamesAreBetter: The core axiom of the movie.
* BrandX: The main villains, weirdly enough. Specifically, Brand X is a detergent.
* ButtMonkey: Cheasel T. Weasel
* CampGay: Lieutenant X.
* CaptainCrash: Dan
* CatGirl: Sunshine Goodness, [[UncannyValley though this movie shows on how not to design a catgirl.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Dan is a wannabe flyer, but there's some skills he just can't pull off...
* ChekhovsGunman: Mr. Clipboard.
* CoversAlwaysLie: For some God-forsaken reason, the poster actually pushes the protagonists to the corner while spotlighting a group of ikes that only show up as extras.
** Chiquita Banana is listed as one of the many advertising mascots featured in the movie on the poster, but is replaced by an {{Expy}} in the film.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Marketopolis Market.
* DepravedBisexual: Lieutenant X gives off this vibe.
* DepravedHomosexual: Vlad Chocool who is constantly trying to sexually harass Dan.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Played annoyingly straight when [[spoiler:Dex is explicitly forbidden from physically fighting Lady X due to their difference in sex, forcing Sunshine Goodness to take up the job.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "Report the undesirables."
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: A cure for Lady X's poison is found that revives the dead Icons]].
* TheDragon: General X.
* DrunkOnMilk[=/=]FrothyMugsOfWater: Dex [[DrowningMySorrows drowns his sorrows]] with milk.
* DullSurprise: Thanks to the poor animation, characters rarely change expression. Near the end of the movie [[spoiler: Sunshine Goodness and Lady X]] get in a fight, and the latter doesn't even react when she's being repeatedly punched in the face.
* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop: A particularly egregious case. During the scenes that take place at the Copa Banana (as well as pretty much all the scenes that involve large crowds), upon closer inspection three oddities are noticeable. One, most of the crowds consist of only a few generic human models which are sometimes not even [[PaletteSwap palette swapped]]. Two, the crowd only has about three or four "dancing" animation loops, most of which just involve flailing the arms and legs with no rhythm. Three, sometimes two or more individuals dance in perfect sync with the exact same movements, meaning that the "dancing" animation loop was copy-pasted onto multiple models without even adjusting the timings.
* EvilIsHammy: Mr. Clipboard, Lieutenant X, and Lady X as the story progresses.
* ExcitedShowTitle
* {{Expy}}: Lieutenant X is reminiscent of [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]], and General X brings to mind Napoleon Bonaparte.
** By sheer coincidence, Mr. Clipboard's design is almost identical to that of the character {{IM Meen}}, although his personality is completely different.
** Many other instances, such as Cheasel. T. Weasel and Vlad Chocul, due in part to multiple backers dropping their support of the film.
*** The fact that a lot of said expies are unflattering caricatures makes one wonder if they doubled as a TakeThat as well.
* FauxActionGirl: Sunshine is built up to be one [[spoiler: then spends all but the last ten minutes of the film being held hostage though we don't know she's still alive. Though she did give a pretty good beat down.]]
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: Sunshine and Dex
* FoodFight: Well obviously.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At one point the cover of the unreleased game ''Donkey Kong Coconut Crackers'' [[http://figmentjedi.tumblr.com/post/102670409191 can be seen in the background]].
* FunWithAcronyms: The United Supermarket Defense Association (which shares an acronym with the United States Department of Agriculture).
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Several times, mostly by Daredevil Dan. A few examples:
-->'''Dex''': "You cold-farted [[WitchWithACapitalB itch!]]"
-->'''Dan''': "How 'bout some chocolate frosting!"
-->'''Dan''': "What the [[LastSecondWordSwap fudge?]]"
-->'''Dan''': "Are those melons real?"
* {{Gonk}}: The absolutely hideous baby and mother Dex encounters when in the supermarket during the daytime.
** It wouldn't be too far from the truth to say that all the evil characters - save Lady X [[spoiler:except for her appearance as her true self at the end]] - fall into this. Even some good, like Dr. Si Nustrix, do too.
* [[GratuitousGerman Gratuitous Spanish ]]: "Mi comprendo."
* GoryDiscretionShot: Before [[spoiler:Brand X's higher ups kill a toothpaste mascot with a ''[[ThisIsADrill giant dentist's drill.]]'']]
* HandWave: When asked how an "Ike" (icon) could interact that freely with the "Real World", Madame X just says IHaveBoobsYouMustObey. Of course, the "rules" of the universe is never defined anyway.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Dex pulls a large hunk of cheese out of his pocket in his first scene.
* 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.
* HeelFaceTurn: The four rodents.
* HurricaneOfPuns
* InformedJudaism: Dex is said to be Jewish at the end. ''Right before the credits''.
* InkSuitActor: Mr. Clipboard looks very much like his voice actor with the UncannyValley at play.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: [[spoiler:Apparently, Lady X, who was a prune mascot, wanted Dex to love her. That, and she wanted to TakeOverTheWorld.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Dex is a FunnyAnimal dog while Sunshine is a CatGirl who looks mostly human.
* ItsPersonal: This becomes the case when Dex discovers that Lady X is trying to unify all of the product companies and is the one responsible for Sunshine's disappearance.
* JustFollowingOrders: Given word for word by one of the Brand X commanders.
* KickTheDog: Mr. Clipboard stomping on a bag of chips.
* LaResistance: Stated directly by the overtfly French character.
* LargeHam: Mr. Clipboard. Christopher Lloyd leaves no piece of the scenery uneaten.
* LastSecondWordSwap: Frequent, often to make up for the fact that characters would otherwise be swearing.
* MissingTrailerScene: The trailer has a Chester Cheetah cameo that's not in the final film.
** Arguably, all of the original trailer could count since it was made with the footage that got stolen, none of which made it into the finished movie.
* MsFanservice: Lady X.
** Until it's revealed that she's [[spoiler:an ugly, old prune mascot]], of course.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Charlie the Tuna, the California Raisins, Mrs. Buttersworth, Mr. Clean, and Twinkie the Kid among others.
* MobileSuitHuman: [[spoiler:Lady X used a suit of Mr. Clipboard to sell Brand X to the store.]]
* MookLieutenant: Lieutenant X.
* TheNapoleon: General X.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The parallel is taken [[{{Anvilicious}} anviliciously]] far with Brand X.
* NeverSayDie: Averted. For example:
-->'''Fat Cat Burglar''': "I'm gonna kill you!"
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:Sunshine Goodness delivers one to Lady X since the male Dex Dogtective is forbidden from doing so.]]
* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: At the start of the movie, Mr. Leonard states that nothing exciting happens at Marketopolis after dark...[[TemptingFate and this is immediately juxtaposed with the introduction of the in-store city.]]
-->'''WebVideo/JonTron''': Now, that is ''exactly'' what someone would say if something much ''does'' happen around here after dark!
* ObviouslyEvil: Mr. Clipboard.
* ParentalBonus: Some of the most conspicuous and awkward in any film.
* PietaPlagiarism: Leonard and the bag of chips.
* PrecisionFStrike: The word "arse" is uttered at least once. In a film ''intended for small children.''
* ProductPlacement: Perhaps the biggest example there is.
** WebVideo/JonTron hazards a guess in his review that this is the main reason why the film was ever completed, so that they could at least cash in on all the rampant ProductPlacement.
* PuttingOnTheReich: The Brand X army. Interestingly, though, the soldiers wear [[AnachronismStew World War I style helmets with spikes]] with more World War II-themed SS-like uniforms.
* RecordNeedleScratch: Generated by a ''CD'' player, no less.
* RecycledINSPACE: It's ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' IN A GROCERY STORE! complete with blatant ripoffs of some of Casablanca's most notable scenes such as the "La Marseillaise" sequence.
* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler:Mr. Clipboard is revealed to be a robot controlled by Lady X.]]
* ShoutOut: To practically everything, which pretty much hammers it to the audience.
* StealthPun: A potato chip mascot is shown going four sheets to the wind on Potato Juice.
* StockFootage: The same clip of the store owner backing out and bumping into a shopping cart at closing time shows up three times.
* TakeThat: Brands that refused to let the makers use their characters were replaced with offensive caricatures with barely changed names.
* TheOneThatGotAway: Dex losing Sunshine Goodness. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} at the end of the movie when, after Sunshine is found to be alive and the final battle is over, Dex ''finally'' gets to propose to her. [[EarnYourHappyEnding She accepts.]]]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Mr. Clipboard is actually a [[HumongousMecha mech]] controlled by Lady X... who is actually Priscilla Pusly, the prune mascot.]]
* TitleDrop: In the way that you'd expect.
* ToiletHumor: There's a frog that cuts one at the beginning of the movie for no reason other than for this trope.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil:
** Sunshine Goodness is seen fighting [[spoiler:Lady X]]
** Mr. Clipboard [[spoiler:shows up in the supermarket at night]].
** Even worse, the trailer spoiled the film's ''climax''. [[spoiler:Dex Dogtective and Sunshine Goodness jump from the crumbling building and land on the plane. Them safely on the plane is also shown prominently.]] Seriously?
* UsedToBeMoreSocial: Dex, after he loses Sunshine
* WolverinePublicity: As mentioned above, the ProductPlacement characters are featured first and foremost on the film poster, even though the characters in question aren't featured prominently in the film.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Related to the "Everybody Do The Endless Loop" case above. Whenever there is a large crowd, it becomes fairly noticeable that there are only a handful of "generic crowd model" designs and most of them have the same animation loops copy-pasted on to them. This is probably at it's most severe during the climax; a crowd of Ikes are running away from Mr. Clipboard and most of them are running in absolutely frame-perfect sync.
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