From the Wayback Machine:
Threshold is currently in production on its first full-length digitally animated feature film called "FOODFIGHT!," The movie takes place at night in a supermarket when the humans go home. The grocery store transforms into a teeming metropolis where the detergent aisle now looks like 7th Ave in Manhattan and the boxes of Tide resemble the Chrysler building. Product icons come alive in a "wild city" and head towards the hottest club in town, the Copacabana. All's well until Brand X moves into town. The film follows the epic adventures of some of the most famous branded characters in the world and that we've created like Dex Detective and Daredevil Dan as they battle the evil Brand X for control of the store.
Threshold has secured the exclusive rights to use products and character icons in the film from virtually all of the biggest Consumer Packaged Goods companies in the world like Proctor & Gamble, Pepsi Co./Frito Lay, International Home Foods, Del Monte/Starkist, and dozens more---about billion worth of Intellectual Property
uhhhh... my best guess is that there use to be more brand-name characters.... but from 2003 to now a lot of companies pulled their brands. I fell in love with this movie today, but I don't really know the whole story. All I got to say is 40 BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY!!!
Christopher Lloyd and Cloris Leachman are in this...
Seems their dark days started long before The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure.
Christopher Lloyd was also in Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2, so I'm pretty sure that does not give a flying fuck since Raul Julia died.
If you're an actor who demands to be taken seriously after doing crap like this, you deserve to be mocked.
On the other hand if you're like Christopher Lloyd who clearly doesn't care, I don't think it reflects poorly on him to accept paychecks from people making crap which is paid for by exploiting fast food companies product placement. As long as it's not bigoted or funding child brothels, who cares?
You guys are bitching as if it's easy to land a job in Hollywood. These actors toss off stuff like this the way regular people do data entry, walk a beat, or do office work. It's a job, and if you're not an A-list actor, you can't be all that picky about what your agent can find for you. Besides, it's often a year or more before a gig you worked on sees a screen, so by then you've (hopefully) landed work on something more prestigious which will be remembered while the crap fades away.
Whoa. I just found an old TIME magazine from 2002, where they were talking about this movie as an example of a (then) new trend of "covert" advertising.
|Miss Henson's 6th grade class |
If you ask me, "a frog shitting on mr. cleans pants" must become a linked tag.
|Pope Caius |
When I started watching, there was an apparently climactic battle wherein three jokes are made about the villainess's breasts, the dog refuses to fight back because he wouldn't hit a dame, and then Hillary Duff punches her until she turns into an ugly old woman.
Putting aside the execrable quality of the CG, this is basically a Dreamworks film.
With so many sponsors you'd think they could afford textures.
This looks like the demo reel for a radiosity renderer from 1997.
Charlie Sheen likes money.
|spiteful crow |
I watched it for about ten minutes. There were about thirty food puns, a "got milk?" joke and what appeared to be a weasel selling inflatable sex dolls in a back alley.
A weasel selling inflatable sex dolls voiced by Wayne Brady, none the less.
This is worse than Delgo.
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