YMMV / Foodfight!


  • Animation Age Ghetto: Notable for trying just as hard to defy this trope as it did to exemplify it.
  • Awesome Music: Your mileage may very, but "It's Our World" is actually a pretty catchy song (even if it does sound similar to "I'm a Believer").
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The main cast sings a modified version of the French national anthem at one point for no apparent reason other than the obvious plot reference.
  • Breakout Character: Cheazel T. Weasel was clearly intended to be this by the film makers, being voiced by the creator and getting a bunch of stand-out scenes to himself (including one where he kills one of the villains).
  • Broken Base: The general consensus is that this is a pretty bad movie, but what kind of bad is debatable. Some think its glaring flaws are unintentionally hysterical, some find it an insult to the art of animation itself, and others just think it's mediocre schlock.
  • Critical Research Failure: Raisins are actually very toxic to dogs.
  • Ending Fatigue: Basically, the entire last third of the movie is nothing but the characters dumping slime on the villains while generic triumphant music plays. Several Caustic Critic reviews seem to skip it over almost entirely. Not to mention the endless barrage of stingers playing during the credits.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Mr. Clipboard, due to his twitchy movements and freaky appearance. It also helps that he looks like a certain video game villain, as well as being voiced by Christopher Lloyd.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: The overabundance of offensive caricatures in the film leads to a lot of these.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Lady X was clearly intended to be this, with the sheer amount of skintight fetish outfits she wears.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop:
    • The name of one of the main heroines? Sunshine Goodness. And who is the villain? She is an ugly prune mascot that changed her body. Poor villain's product was never sold and so she somehow left to Brazil and created Brand X.
    • If you buy cheaper store brands instead of more expensive name brands, you're literally a Nazi.
  • Genius Bonus: The entire film is an homage to Casablanca. Given how unlikely it is that the film's target audience has seen Casablanca, this leads to plenty of scenes that are more or less inexplicable (see: the random French national anthem near the end).
  • Ham and Cheese: Christopher Lloyd is clearly enjoying his role.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The scene where Mr. Clipboard stomps a bag of potato chips and declares "survival of the fittest" while there's shelves full of Wonder Bread behind him becomes this after Hostess, the makers of Wonder Bread, go bankrupt.
    • This isn't the first time Charlie Sheen voiced a dog either. He voiced Charlie in All Dogs Go to Heaven 2.
    • Brand X brings to mind Team Flare from Pokémon X and Y.
    • Cheasel T. Weasel. In 2016, Disney would create a similar weasel for Zootopia.
  • Idiot Plot: Seldom do any of these characters truly think.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, LEONARD!
    • It was a perfectly good bag of chips!
    • You cold-farted itch!
    • Similarities between Mr. Clipboard and I. M. Meen have been noted by some YouTube users (or more specifically, poopers). Case in point.
    • DEX IS *insert religion here*?
    • The movie is highly quotable due to the overzealous amount of Narm it features. Any party who watches it is bound to have an in-joke one point or another that originates from the movie's high-quotability.
  • Memetic Molester:
    • Cheazel T. Weasel, slimy and phallic shaped...
    • Lieutenant X, who is apparently a sub.
  • Moe: Sunshine Goodness was intended to be this, because why else would her design be a wide-eyed, cutesy humanoid with cat ears?
  • Narm:
    • Mr. Clipboard declaring "survival of the fittest" after stomping a bag of potato chips.
    • Leonard's reaction to the crushed bag of chips as if someone gunned them down.
    Leonard: That was a perfectly good bag of chips... never opened... never enjoyed...
    • Even the dramatic music that plays when Mr. Clipboard squashes the chips is overdone.
    • Mr. Clipboard himself. The film tried to make him too Obviously Evil that it's difficult to take him seriously.
    • Dex insulting Lady X the best way he could think of: "You cold, farted itch!"
    • Some of the puns cross into So Unfunny It's Funny, some are just there, and some feel like your nerves are being keyed.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Mr. Clipboard. Holy hell. Everything about him screams bad dreams, from his demented face to his all-too-wacky walk cycle.
    • There's a scene in the real world, where we see a mother and baby that somehow look even worse.
    • Lady X's appearance as an old, hideous, hunchbacked hag of a woman at the end.
    • Almost all of the characters qualify for their lifeless, dead stares; Sunshine Goodness' in particular is especially unnerving.
  • Older Than They Think: By the time this film was finally released, a short French film called Logorama about a world entirely made up of real life brands and mascots had already been released, even winning an Academy Award.
  • The Scrappy: Dan, Dr. Nustrix, and Vlad. The first two thanks to their over-the-top hyperactive voices that never shut up.
  • Snark Bait: The only reason why people watch this movie is because it's considered one of the worst animated films of all-time.
  • So Bad, It's Good: To most, due to its unintentionally humorous character movements, unintentionally humorous dialog, blatant advertising of supermarket brands, crazy amount of innuendos and the existence of Mr. Clipboard.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Some found it to be an average but forgettable animated film.
  • Special Effect Failure:
    • Between the dull textures, unrefined (if not outright broken) Motion Capture (and animation in general), dizzying camera pans, ugly lighting, lines that are quite literally phoned in, and downright bizarre character designsnote . This movie has plenty of this to spare, to the point where it's essentially "Special Effects Failure: The Movie". It's especially bad whenever the film attempts to show fluids, and when Sunshine and some kids play "soccer" with a watermelon that never changes perspective and is always on top of everything else.
  • Squick:
    • Dex and Sunshine's flirting can be this if you're aware Hilary Duff would have been 15 at the time she recorded her lines.
    • Lieutenant X enjoying wetting himself. Heck, Lieutenant X in general.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The main theme, "It's Our World," as pointed out by Lupa.
    Lupa: "Couldn't afford the rights/To "I'm a Believer"/But it was in Shrek/So like us, too!"
  • They Just Didn't Care:
    • With a budget of 45 million dollars (others say $65 million), they put no effort in the animation.
    • Even the books released in anticipation for the film don't seem to give a crap. Compare the covers for these two books. Daredevil Dan's art is blatantly reused, and the characters on the first are just traced over from the 3D models, lifeless eyes and everything.
  • Uncanny Valley: In spades between Sunny's cold dead eyes, the hideous human shoppers and stiff-as-rocks or seizure-like movements from everyone in the cast. In the case of Mr. Clipboard's spastic movement it could be foreshadowing the fact that he's a robot. Some of the problems, such as some of the stiff movement and the uncanny looking eyes, did not exist in the original version that is missing.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Contains a wealth of toilet humor and over the top sexuality.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Charlie Sheen as a canine Indiana Jones knockoff in a bad Casablanca homage? Wayne Brady as a Jive Turkey chocolate squirrel steering a bi-plane? Larry Miller as a Camp Gay cereal vampire? Jerry Stiller as what is, for all intents and purposes, a Nazi? Hey, why not?


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