This was based on characters created by Tracy Fletcher Shea. Tracy started drawing these characters on lunch bags for me years ago. Then, after our daughter, Molly, was old enough to go to school, they began to appear on her lunch bags. The paintings at the end credits were painted by Tracy as well.
This was the second film after I received criticism for not creating 100% original material. It nearly killed my short film making efforts because it was deemed too offensive. Personally, I still think it is funny, but I'm biased.