by Patch O'Furr
Submitted by Fred Patten, Furry’s favorite historian and reviewer.
Let’s have a poll.
What is the worst anthropomorphic movie of the 2011 to 2020 decade? Theatrical or on DVD? Animation or live-action?
Let me start off by listing my choices for the five worst so far… and the decade isn’t even half over yet.
Food Fight! ([U.S.] Threshold Entertainment, May 7, 2013)
Food Fight! had a clever idea: license rights to several well-known anthropomorphic food logos like Chester Cheetah and Charlie the Tuna, and bring them to life in an animated supermarket mystery/comedy. Dex Dogtective, a fictional logo, investigates with everyone else as a supporting character. But the result, shall we say, lacked something. Like an interesting story. Like in-depth characterizations and attractive character designs. Like good CGI art. The producer spent almost a decade trying to get a theatrical release before giving up and going direct-to-DVD.