Bile Fascination: This film is legendary among animation fans for its sheer awfulness, and there's no shortage of people who enjoy the film just to make fun of it.
Ending Fatigue: Basically, the entire last third of the movie is nothing but the characters dumping slime on the villains while generic triumphant music plays. Several Caustic Critic reviews seem to skip it over almost entirely. Not to mention the endless barrage of stingers playing during the credits.
Ethnic Scrappy: The overabundance of offensive caricatures in the film leads to a lot of these.
Evil Is Sexy: Lady X was clearly intended to be this, with the sheer amount of skintight fetish outfits she wears. Subverted at the end, where she's revealed to be an ugly and grotesque looking hag who disguised herself as a beautiful looking woman.
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).
Harsher 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 become this after Hostess, the makers of Wonder Bread, went bankrupt.
Be honest; you thought of this film in some way when you first heard about Sausage Party.
In 2018, Lotte company released a series of Bishōnen human mascots called Gamu Kare! (and an Alternate Universe version called Gamu Kare! Shinsengumi) representing their various brands of chewing gum. They are members of a harem lead by a female love interest who is a tooth. If that isn't absurd enough, the original series is getting its own manga.
The sheer hatred and ridicule this film receives is memetic in and of itself.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, LEONARD! Explanation After mercilessly stomping on a bag of chips (for no real good reasonbesides demonstrating that he's a villain), Mr. Clipboard says this to the owner of the supermarket. People latched on to it for how silly the prospect of brand recognition fighting for survival is (which makes an eerie amount of sense given Mr. Clipboard's true identity), as well as the over-the-top delivery of the line.
That was a perfectly good bag of chips! Explanation Leonard's response to Mr. Clipboard's destruction of the aforementioned bag of chips, acting and cradling it as if he just watched a member of his family get gunned down in front of him. For much of the same reasons as above, this line really caught on with people, simply because mourning the loss of a bag of chips is just plain ridiculous.
You cold-farted itch! Explanation What was supposed to be a Precision F-Strike from Dex to Lady X ended up sounding like a kindergartner's attempt at a serious insult thanks to a healthy dose of bowdlerization since this was being marketed as a kids movie. This laughably pathetic attempt to catch on with adults got the attention of plenty of internet users everywhere.
The movie is highly quotable due to the overzealous amount of Narm it features. Any party who watches it is bound to have an in-joke one point or another that originates from the movie's high-quotability.
Fe...tish...mo....vie.Explanation The frankly disturbing amount of sexual innuendo crammed into this movie caught the attention of the Nostalgia Critic in his review of the movie. This particular quote comes just after Dex manages to flick a raisin down Lieutenant X's throat; after he swallows it, he mentions how he's apparently wet himself...and then goes on to comment that it actually feels kind of nice, resulting in a visibly perturbed Critic to mutter the line.
Moment of Awesome: Not one from the movie, but for the movie; the original version was said to have been stolen, so what did they do? Start the whole thing over from scratch. They worked on this movie for around a decade with what little resources they had left. Even though Foodfight ended up turning out to be...well, Foodfight, that's still pretty impressive.
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 blatant ripoff of the "La Marseillaise" sequence from Casablanca is more mind-boggling than inspiring. Apparently, standing up for a brand-name product is on par with standing up against Nazis while in the midst of World War II.
Older Than They Think: 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.
The Scrappy: Dan and Dr. Nustrix, thanks to their over-the-top hyperactive voices that never shut up (and their terrifying designs). Vlad isn't particularly well-liked either, due to being portrayed as a Depraved Homosexual.
Snark Bait: The only reason why people watch this movie is because it's considered one of the worst animated films of all-time.
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 designs,note by the character designer of Rover Dangerfield, no less. the movie has plenty of this to spare, to the point where it's essentially "Special Effects Failure: The Movie". It's especially bad whenever the film attempts to show fluids, and when Sunshine and some kids play "soccer" with a 2D sprite of a watermelon that never changes perspective and is always in front of everything else.
While the animation itself is much better than the motion capture used in the final film, the trailer featuring the original footage exhibits many of the same flaws as the final product.
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. Not helped by the fact that Sunshine acts less like an adult or a teenager and more like a nine-year-old.
Lieutenant X enjoying wetting himself. Heck, Lieutenant X in general.
Cheasel T. Weasel's rather... phallic design.
Most of the sexualized dialogue could certainly count, not helped by the sheer ugliness accompanying it onscreen.
A movie about advertising mascots MIGHT'VE actually had the potential to be pretty interesting. This, however, was not the right way to do it.
The story might have been somewhat better if Sunshine Goodness had been the antagonist instead of Lady X. Imagine if it had been Sunshine's product that was failing, turning her bitter and evil and leading to her abandoning Dex to join Brand X. This would make it clearer why she was so infatuated with Dex and wanted him to support her and Brand X, as they would have been in a relationship beforehand. Likewise, it would have made the Casablanca references slightly less out of place. Also, if Sunshine had been the villain the film wouldn't have had the Beauty = Goodness moral it's often criticized for.
Uncanny Valley: In spades between Sunshine's and Lady X'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. Some of the problems, such as some of the stiff movement and the uncanny looking eyes, did not exist in the original version that is missing.
Unfortunate Character Design: Cheasel T. Weasel is for some inexplicable reason rendered as shiny, making him look like a literal shitweasel. Not helped by his neck and its movements coming off less like cartoonish "Stretch-and-Squash" and more like a penis.
Manyinternetreviews have pointed out that The Reveal that Lady X is an old prune mascot implies that "ugliness = bad". And that's only one example of Beauty = Goodness in a movie that consistently plays it straight. It's even worse when one considers that the movie is essentially saying that attempting to become more attractive is wrong.
Some people also consider the movie homophobic due to Vlad Chocool's Depraved Homosexual behaviour (for the record, he's the only gay character in the movie). And then there's all the racist and sexist unironic caricatures...
Unintentionally Sympathetic: There are actually some who see Lady X as being this, since it's technically not her fault that some prune company was insane enough to think that the best way to sell their product was to emblazon the package with the scowling face of a bald, ugly old woman. One could see why she thinks she got a raw deal compared to the dozens of more appealing mascots seen elsewhere in the film.