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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • This isn't the first time Charlie Sheen voiced a dog either. He voiced Charlie in All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
    • Brand X is acting like the enemy team in Pokémon X
  • 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!
  • 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. 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...
    • 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.
  • 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: 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.
    • 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.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The reason why several of the characters are Scrappies. The worst offender is Dr. Nustrix who averts Ambiguously Jewish so hard that he's literally a giant neurotic, walking nose.
  • 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?
  • 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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