Foodfight! Special Edition (Johnsonverse)

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The poster for the Special Edition.

On August 6, 2018, Tim Johnson announced he and Chloe had found the location of the stolen hard drives for the original version of Foodfight! and physically fought the thieves (who were ex-Pixar animators trying to snuff out competition) for them the day before. The thieves were taken into custody, and Johnson announced it would use the files with more relevant celebrities in an all-star cast, with foreign dubs all having their local mascots and celebrities from their countries, to create a special edition of Foodfight!, this time as an R-rated film, that was touted as the "Anti-Star Wars," a reference to the Special Editions of the Original Trilogy. The film was re-released on December 24, 2019, sixteen years to the day when the film was originally going to be released, at the TCL Chinese Theater, and December 27 of that year worldwide. Director Larry Kasanoff had no involvement in this edition, but still had an "Originally Directed by" credit.

New Plot

Sunshine Goodness is now the antagonist instead of Lady X. Sunshine's product is failing, turning her bitter and evil and leading to her abandoning Dex to join Brand X; Lady X goes with Dex instead. According to Tim Johnson, this would make it clearer why she was so infatuated with Dex and wanted him to support both her and Brand X, as they would have been in a relationship beforehand.

Cast

  • Keanu Reeves as Rex Marlon (originally Dex Dogtective) -
    • Seth MacFarlane as Rex's singing voice
  • Mila Kunis as Lady X
    • Tara Strong as Lady X's singing voice
  • Daveed Diggs as Daredevil Dan
  • Charlize Theron as Annie
  • Sarah Silverman as Sunshine Sparkle (originally Sunshine Goodness) - Sunshine was changed from a raisin mascot to a sponge mascot. This serves as another piece of foreshadowing.
  • Wilford Brimley as Mr. Leonard
  • Tim Curry as Lieutenant X
  • Alan Tudyk as General X
  • Christopher Lloyd (reprising his role from the original film) as Mr. Clipboard
  • Al Pacino as Maximillus Moose
  • Alec Baldwin as the Fat Cat Burglar
  • Johnny Depp as Dr. Nustrix
  • Richard Kind as Reporter
  • Gordon Ramsay as himself
  • Adam DeVine as Mr. Smith

Product mascots

All versions

  • Dana Snyder as Chocodile
  • Grey Griffin as Simple Simon
  • Billy West as Mr. Red
  • J.K. Simmons as Mr. Yellow
  • Phil Hartman as Mr. Blue
  • Cree Summer as Ms. Green
  • Vanessa Williams as Ms. Brown
  • Tim Johnson as Pepsiman (breathing only)

US version only

  • Sigourney Weaver as IBM Blue
  • Larry Kenney as Count Chocula
  • Ray Liotta as Chef Boyardee
  • Patrick Warburton as Brawny Man
  • John Gegenhuber as Cap'n Crunch
  • Elizabeth Banks as Chiquita Banana
  • ‎Doug Preis as Jovny the Stork
  • Debra Wilson as Aunt Jemina
  • Brenda Crichlow as Mrs. Butterworth
  • David Kaufman as K.C. Penguin
  • Jeff Bergman as Fred Flintstone
  • Tress MacNeille as Wilma Flintstone
  • Frank Welker as Barney Rubble
  • B. J. Ward as Betty Rubble
  • Max Koch as Chester Cheetah
  • Harry Shearer as Uncle Ben
  • Dana Snyder as Twinkie the Kid
  • Seth MacFarlane as Charlie Tuna
  • Maurice LaMarche as Toucan Sam and Willy Wonka
  • Andy Hirsch as Snap
  • Danny Cooksey as Crackle
  • Mark Ballou as Pop
  • Brock Powell as Kool-Aid Man
  • Eric Bauza as Trix Rabbit
  • Richard Henzel as Ernie Keebler
  • Jaret Reddick as Chuck E. Cheese
  • Aaron Fechter as Billy Bob Brockali and Looney Bird

UK version only

Differences from original film

  • There are approximately 150 real-world brands featured in the film, including brands that replaced the ersatzes of the original.
  • Almost all of the voice cast is replaced. The only exception is Christopher Lloyd, reprising his role as Mr. Clipboard.

Release

Home media

Soundtrack

Box office

Reception

The new version of Foodfight! was universally acclaimed. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a score of 100%, with its critic consensus reading, "Massively redeemed from the half-baked disaster of the original, Foodfight! has been revitalized with amazing storytelling and animation". Critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert both gave the film "Two Thumbs Up" on Siskel & Ebert, with Siskel calling it "the biggest 180 I've seen in film alterations". Journalists