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Chuck E. Cheese in the Galaxy 5000 is a 1999 direct-to-video film produced by Funimation. It follows Chuck E. Cheese and his friends competing in the Galaxy 5000 against a team of cheaters to win $50,000 for Charlie Rockit so his aunt and uncle can buy a new tractor. Basically, this is what happens when you send the mascot(s) of a pizza joint to an F-Zero race. The entire film is available on YouTube.


Chuck E. Cheese in the Galaxy 5000 provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Personality Change: Charlie Rockit looks and behaves nothing like he does in the showtapes.
  • And That's Terrible: The X-Pilots are called "jerks", "buffed-out buffoons", and "bullies" within their first three minutes of screentime; granted, they are.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: Zoom Gas, the fuel used by the X-Pilots to cheat at races and "break" speed records.
  • Award-Bait Song: "The Real Me" (which Helen sings on a balcony at night after Chuck E. meets Astrid for the first time)
  • Big Bad: Dr. Zoom, whom the X-Pilots work for and is the creator of Zoom Gas.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Zoom Gas, created by the villain Dr. Zoom, is meant to represent steroids and narcotics, especially given how Dr. Zoom talks about it:
    Dr. Zoom: "So what if it makes mush of your brain? Would you rather have a high IQ or go on to money and fame?"
    • Not to mention the contrast at the end between the X-Pilots trying to win by using the stuff and Chuck E. beating them via his own hard work.
  • Extreme Sports Plot: Chuck E. and co. join the race in hopes of using the prize money to help Charlie's aunt and uncle buy a new tractor. This point is only brought up once other than in the first scene and the ending.
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  • Furry Confusion: Helen is captured and imprisoned with non-sentient chickens to be "juicified" to make Zoom Gas.
  • Kick the Dog: Jealous of Chuck E. and Astrid, Helen flirts with the X-Pilots and, along with them, taunts a dejected Chuck E. at the Soda Shop after he crashes the Songbird.
  • Light Is Not Good: Dr. Zoom, the villain, wears a white suit and hat.
  • Ominous Pipe Organ: Dr. Zoom is introduced with dramatic pipe organ. The pipe organ is also heard in parts of his Villain Song.
  • Overly Long Gag: Dr. Zoom's henchmen spend a long time trying to deny that they're using Zoom Gas after letting their secret slip. They get so confused that they spend over 20 seconds going back and forth like this: "Yeah!" "No!" "No?" "Yeah!" "Yeah!" "No?"
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Dr. Zoom stops the X-Pilots from getting into a physical fight with Chuck E, only so they would beat him in a race instead.
  • Romantic False Lead: Astrid, to Chuck E; while he feels attracted to her, little does poor Chuck know that she is only interested in the prize money. Astrid ends up ditching him for the X-Pilots later on.
  • Shout-Out: Munch and Jasper sing the chorus of "Do Re Mi" from The Sound of Music in the first scene.
  • Training from Hell: In the way of a crash course in what appears to be physics, dodging randomly occurring explosions while balancing on pillars, running a giant hamster wheel and playing a game of whack-a-mole... where the moles whack back. All in one night.
  • Villain Ball: Dr. Zoom didn't really think it through all the way when he jailed an anthropomorphic chicken who can pluck out a feather in order to escape without any supervision.
  • Villain Song: Dr. Zoom and his henchmen sing "Zoom Gas", about the titular Zoom Gas, a G-rated version of steroids that Zoom created for his henchmen to cheat their way to victory in the race. He also sings about how Zoom Gas is made from chicken juice, and immediately after the song, he takes Helen captive to juicify her.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Dr. Zoom tries to turn Helen into chicken juice to use in his Zoom Gas.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The X-Pilots don't seem to care that one of the Songbird's passengers is a young boy as that did not stop them from attacking the Songbird or trying to knock it out of the race.