Trivia: Foodfight!


  • All-Star Cast: The film has actors such as Charlie Sheen, Wayne Brady and Hillary Duff.
    • And that's before the product placement.
  • Colbert Bump: Interest in the film increased substantially after JonTron and Nostalgia Critic reviewed it.
  • Creator Killer: Mostly likely one for Lawrence Kasanoff, who was actually kicked off the project well before its "completion".
  • Descended Creator: Larry Kasanoff, the director and producer, is also the voice of Cheasel T. Weasel.
  • Development Hell: From 2002-2009; Released in 2012.
    • It didn't help that completed footage was stolen, and had to be redone, very quickly.
  • Executive Meddling: 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 Cheasel).
    • Recently the 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Notoriously, it features Charlie Sheen, Wayne Brady, Christopher Lloyd, Eva Longoria, and Hilary Duff.
    • Christopher Lloyd in particular is clearly recycling his voice from Cyberchase.
  • Old Shame: 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.
  • Playing Against Type: Ed Asner, most famous for playing grouchy, cantankerous roles, voicing the kindly Leonard the store manager.
  • Stillborn Franchise: Had the film been a hit, the creators had plans to turn it into a major franchise. 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 Troubled Production, however.
    • It's almost as if they put more thought into the theoretical franchise than the movie itself...
  • Technology Marches On: The animation was the first to use the then state-of-the-art Motion Capture animation from IBM. The age/crudeness shows as the film was released a decade after the technology matured.
  • Troubled Production: 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.
  • 20% More Awesome: Apparently in the re-do Producer/Director Larry Kasanoff wanted to 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”. Tropes Are Not Good.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • 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, 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.