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Young Blue: What's your name?
Young Red: I know—I mean, I'm Red.
Young Blue: My name's Blue. No matter what happens, I promise, I will always be your friend.
Young Red: I know, cuz I'm AWESOME!
(epic high-five)
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The Movie of Dick Figures, and quite a big damn one at that.

It was successfully Kickstarted in July 2012 (raising over $50,000 more than its goal), funding 72 minutes of film duration. It was released in September 2013 for purchase on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and Mondo Media's website. It was later released in December for DVD and Blu-ray in the USA, and further free public viewing was made available as the film was split into twelve parts and uploaded to YouTube.

The film follows Vitriolic Best Buds Red and Blue as Pink's birthday comes around. Blue wants to give her the most romantic gift he can find, so the Raccoon sends him and Red on a journey to find the Greatest Sword of Destiny. As the reward for bringing the sword to him will be the "best gift ever", this sends them on a journey filled with explosions, chicks, car chases, and evil ninja armies that puts their lives — and their friendship — to the ultimate test.

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The film demonstrates the following tropes:

  • Big Damn Movie: Undoubtedly has a more intense, actionized plot than the normal fare of the show.
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  • Big "NO!": Red does two after he realizes the island he and Blue left was either Boobie Island or Burrito Island.
  • Big Word Shout: "IMPOSSIBRRUUUUUUUUUUU!"
  • Big "WHAT?!": Blue when he finds out that Red only saved him from the bullies to impress the chicks.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The two words on Lord Tachigami's helmet literally translates to "Irrigation" (according to the comments, it means "douche"). Also, the word on the Great Sword of Destiny translates to "life" or "destiny" depending on how you read it.
  • Book-Ends: Near the start of the movie, Young Red says "Cuz I'm awesome!" and he and Young Blue high-five. The older versions of them do the same at the end, this time with Red saying "Cuz we're awesome!"
  • Butt-Monkey: Red still ends up dragging Blue into parties and other stuff against his will.
  • Call-Back:
  • Captain Crash: Captain Crookygrin is an alcoholic pilot who has never landed a plane safely.
  • Catchphrase: Red's is, of course, "Cuz I'm AWESOME!"
  • Character Development: Red and Blue, big time.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Cartwheels. It gets them past two guards on a cargo ship, and Blue uses it to acquire the sword before Ocho Muerte can grab him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Raccoon. His own father betrays Japan and becomes a demonic warmonger, forcing Raccoon to slay him, his family is eaten alive by his father's pet demon octopus, and in the end, he's blamed entirely for the death and destruction his father caused and is forced to leave Japan in disgrace.
  • Flipping the Bird: Raccoon does this to Lord Takagami after defeating him.
  • Foreshadowing: The Raccoon's family all have same exact voice as him. Lord Takagami also has the same voice as the Raccoon and is later revealed to be his father.
  • Genre-Busting: It's an action-comedy with elements of drama, fantasy, and monster.
  • Giant Wall of Watery Doom: Blue and Red run into one in the water that knocks both of them out.
  • Guns Are Worthless: Inverted, as lots of bad guys use these to try and defeat Red and Blue (they obviously fail to do so), and this is the only reason why Red thinks cops are scarier than demons.
  • Gut Punch: Red admitting to Blue that he only saved him from school bullies to impress the girls (not for Blue).
  • The Reveal: Red actually saved Blue from the bullies back in their youth to impress the ladies, not for Blue. And the only reason he's stuck with him throughout the series is because Blue's the only one naive enough to keep putting up with Red's behavior. That means they were never actually "friends" to begin with. Blue is understandably pissed.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Pretty much everyone. As usual, hats go off to Lord Tourettes.
  • Scare Chord: After Red and Blue realize that Col. Crookygrin is actually looking for them. Luckily, his alcoholism renders him blind for the time being.
  • Shout-Out: Extensively in one of the last fight scenes, as shown here.
    Blue: HADOKEN!
    Blue: Gross!
  • Wham Line:
    Red: Why do you think I beat up all those bullies back in kindergarten?
    Blue: To save my life?
    Red: What? No! Dude, I was trying to impress all those chicks.
  • With Cat Like Tread: Red and Blue manage to sneak past guards while doing cartwheels, despite being super loud and in plain view.
  • Your Mom:
    Red: How would you have fun without me?
    Blue: Reading is fun.
    Red: Your mom's fun! (laughs)
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Raccoon, as one bout of his fury can take out all of Japan. Which it did.

 
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