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YMMV: Foodfight!

  • Animation Age Ghetto: Notable for trying just as hard to defy this trope as it did to exemplify it.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The main cast sings a modified version of the French national anthem at one point for no apparent reason.
    • It's a homage to the "La Marseillaise" scene in the 1937 film "La Grande Illusion." A movie that only film students would be familiar with.
    • Given that references to Casablanca are made during the whole movie, it isn't technically out of place, but it wouldn't make a lick of sense for somebody who's never seen Casablanca.
  • Critical Research Failure: Raisins are actually very toxic to dogs.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: The overabundance of offensive caricatures in the film leads to a lot of these.
  • 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.
    • This isn't the first time Charlie Sheen voiced a dog either. He voiced Charlie in All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
  • Idiot Plot: Seldom do any of these characters truly think.
  • It's Been Done: 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!
    • 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. YMMV, but 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: Cheasel T. Weasel, slimy and phallic shaped...
    • Lieutenant X, who is apparently a sub.
  • Narm
    • Mr. Clipboard declaring "survival of the fittest" after stomping a bag of potato chips.
    • Leonard's reacting 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...
    • 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.
  • The Scrappy: Dan, Dr. Nustrix, and Vlad. The first two thanks to their over-the-top hyperactive voices that never shut up, the last due to his Unfortunate Implications.
  • 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: Though, even that is YMMV as some believe it's just ''bad.'' However...
  • Special Effects 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".
  • 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.
  • They Just Didn't Care: With a budget of 45 million dollars (others say $65 million), they put no effort in the animation.
  • 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.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Dan is a vulgar-mouthed, buck-toothed incompetent Casanova Wannabe with lines like 'lick my chocolate swirl', and at one point gets hit with a watermelon. Basically, he plays Uncle Tom Foolery to a tee.
    • Vlad Chocul, the only gay character, is an over the hill chocolate bat with a bit of a stalker vibe.
    • The Nazi undertones of Brand X that aren't really undertones. Such as systematic murder of the various icons, flatout attempted genocide, their mannerisms and blatant accents. And the fact that their method of trying to kill Dex at first was by tossing him and Dan into a dryer to heat them to death.
    • Dr. Si Nustrix, is a Jewish caricature that panics and shouts every line. He's the one who announces, at the last minute, that the protagonist is also Jewish.
    • Kung Tofu, the Hairless Hamster Henchmen, and the Lunch Lady are blatant caricatures of various East Asian nationalities.
    • If you are a bad person, you are ugly and if you aren't ugly then clearly you got plastic surgery and get punched back to ugly.
    • Bestiality undertones with Lady X pursuing Dex and all the innuendos that are not crap past the radar material.
    • Sunshine Goodness is supposed to be an Action Girl but is gone for more than six months, gets less than ten minutes of action, and needs to be rescued in the end.
    • If you're an assertive and flirty woman you're an evil Nazi but if you're sweet and innocent then you're a good person.
    • The fact that the only two stable, sane people in the whole movie are the two golden haired, blue eyed protagonists while everyone else is at best comic relief and at worst an insuferable stereotype. The fact that the villains are Nazis makes one wonder if the creators were just plain oblivious to this. And no, Dex being jewish doesn't count because A) it's revealed at the last possible second and B) it's treated as a joke.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Contains a wealth of toilet humor and over the top sexuality.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?
  • What The Hell, Casting Agency?

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