The Illusionauts (Los ilusionautas) is a 2012 Peruvian animated film. (Released on November 13, 2013 in the US as Freedom Force — this is not related to the video game franchise Freedom Force.)
A group of twelve-year-old kids are sent into the imagination of France's worst science fiction author, Jean Visogneaux, to set his sci-fi stories straight. While completing this mission, they have to use their skills to their advantage and work together as a team.
The Illusionauts provides examples of:
- Butt-Monkey: Pascal, the team's inventor, is abused way too much throughout the film.
- Five-Token Band
- Edible Theme Naming: Profiterole and his uncle Cognac. Seriously.
- Gasshole: Profiterole.
- Gratuitous French: The English dub really wants you to know that the setting is in Paris, France. Chateau himself has an exaggerated French accent while everyone has a normal American accent.
- Jerk Jock: Peter deals with two of these in the beginning.
- Kid Hero: Peter, Aristotle, Nicole, and Profiterole.
- Mad Scientist: The Professor is called one. Maybe it doesn't help that his English actor is Christopher Lloyd.
- Reset Button: With the stories of Jean Visogneaux messed up by a villain, the mission for the team is to enter each Jules Verne story to find and trigger a hidden reset button which will reset the story to it's original state.
- Running Gag: Profiterole's gas problem. He even uses it to his advantage. Yes, really.
- The villain having a bug fly into his mouth whenever he does his Evil Laugh
- Satellite Love Interest: Nicole for Peter.
- The Smurfette Principle: Nicole is the only female main character.
- Token Evil Teammate: The blond guy has been working with Chateau while trying to sabotage the mission.