In January 2007, Cartoon Network launched a guerrilla marketing campaign to promote this film. Dozens of electronic devices with blinking lights were surreptitiously posted in various locations in major US cities. When lit, an image of a Mooninite extending his middle finger appeared. On January 31, several reports of suspicious devices were received by Boston police. Bomb squads and emergency personnel were deployed to the locations causing a major security scare in Boston. The two men who installed the devices around Boston were arrested and charged with felony counts of placing a hoax device to incite panic. Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network's parent company and Interference, Inc., the marketing company that created the campaign, reached a settlement with city and state officials to resolve any civil or criminal claims. The companies agreed to pay $1 million dollars to the Boston police department, and $1 million to fund homeland security. Jim Samples, the head of Cartoon Network, resigned his position as a result. The two men who planted the devices were sentenced to community service.
Cartoon Network advertised that they would be premiering the film on their Adult Swim block on April 1, 2007. Though most media outlets speculated that it was an April Fools joke, the film was run in its entirety during the Adult Swim block... in a tiny box in the lower left hand corner of the screen and without sound.
In Dr. Weird's loft, many homages to the original series exist, including patches in the wall from the Rabbot's escape, Dr. Weird's guitar, a picture of Dr. Weird with his roommate Randall, and a piece of the Rainbow-Maker.
When Frylock dials the number from the Insanoflex website, as the camera pans through the clouds to the Plutonian ship, if slowed down you can see Balloonenstein from "Balloonenstein" on the right-hand side of the screen.