Our heroes from Swallow Falls are back and ready for seconds in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. It would appear not only are we in for a colorful treat of a sequel, but also more food jokes than we can swallow. This wonderfully fun and vibrant world that Sony Pictures Animation has created will be even more bountiful than the first by introducing food animals created by the FLDSMDFR. Watch the full trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 after the break.
it’s something to note that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is not directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord this time around, but by Cody Cameron (Open Season 3) and Kris Pearn who have little to no directing credits to their name. However this duo have been in the animation world for quite some time. Although Pearn has never directed an animated feature before, he was head of story animation for the first Cloudy with a Chane of Meatballs. And Cameron has been a part of the animation department for the Shrek films and a voice actor for quite some time. It will be interesting to see how well this team can make this franchise their own.
What made the first film so special is how well the team at Sony Picture Animation adapted the source material into their own story. Now, with Cloudy 2, the filmmakers’ imaginations were allowed to run completely wild. Watching this trailer below, it would seem everyone had a complete blast creating this epic food world and its inhabitants. If the story is as creative as the characters and the animation, I will be fully prepared to watch this movie with an empty stomach.
As we can see, Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) bring the band back together to venture into the post-food-apocalytpic world of Swallow Falls. The plot seems pretty straight forward in regards to reaching the FLDSMDFR, but there seems to be a hidden element that the marketing team isn’t telling us. If you look closely, you’ll see a group of food people scattered throughout the trailer. Who are they and what will they gain from helping Flint? Also, there is a shape of some sorts within the Jelly that Barry poops out. Could that be something precious the food people try to harvest since Barry is in a treasure chest?
If you might have missed something in the trailer, read up on the official plot synopsis of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, courtesy of Apple Trailers:
Inventor Flint Lockwood’s genius is finally being recognized as he’s invited by his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. It’s always been Flint’s dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids—“foodimals!” With the fate of humanity in his hands, Chester sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission, battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again!
Along with the voices of Bill Hader and Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews, Will Forte, and James Caan will be joining the comedic voice cast.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be served to the US in theaters September 27.-