|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs|
|Created by||Judi Barrett|
|Original work||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978)|
|Owned by||Sony Pictures Animation|
|Films and television|
|Television series||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2017–2018)|
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a media franchise produced by Sony Pictures Animation and loosely based on the book of the same name by Judi Barrett. The films have received generally positive reviews from critics. The series has grossed $517 million at the box office.
- 1 Feature films
- 2 Television series
- 3 Short films
- 4 Cast and characters
- 5 Crew
- 6 Reception
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Flint Lockwood invents a machine that transforms water into food called the "Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator" (FLDSMDFR). Flint turns on the FLDSMDFR in his laboratory, but ends up overloading the house's electrical supply. He then decides to power the machine by hooking it up to a nearby power plant. When he turns the machine back on, it ends up rocketing through town, causing various damage, ultimately shooting up into the sky. While recovering from his failure, Flint meets Samantha "Sam" Sparks, a weather intern whose big break was foiled by Flint's actions. Their conversation is cut short when rainbow colored clouds float over the town and begin to rain cheeseburgers.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Upon arriving back at Swallow Falls, they notice that a jungle-like environment made of food has overgrown the island. Tim stays behind while Flint and the others investigate, finding a vast habitat of living food animals called foodimals and meet a cute strawberry nicknamed Barry. Tim, searching for sardines at his abandoned tackle shop, encounters a family of humanoid pickles and bonds with them by fishing. Chester discovers that Flint allowed his friends to join him on the mission, so he travels to the island with Barb, chagrined and determined to separate them, and he arrives just in time to save them from a Cheespider. Flint then finds his old lab and invents a device to find the FLDSMDFR. After escaping a Tacodile attack, Sam notices that the foodimal was protecting its family, and begins to suspect Chester is up to no good. Sam attempts to convince Flint to spare the foodimals, but Flint is intent on impressing Chester. Sam leaves in anger, and Flint's other companions go with her. In the jungle, Manny confirms Sam's suspicions when he reverses the Live Corp logo to reveal the "Live" as "Evil" spelled backwards. In addition, Sam proves that the foodimals mean no harm by taming a Cheespider. They also learn that the foodimals had known the truth about Live Corp before. Upon realizing Chester's intentions, the group is then ambushed by Evil Corp employees.
On October 9, 2014, DHX Media announced that it would develop and produce a television series based on the film franchise, titled Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, released on March 6, 2017 in the United States and April 6 of the same year in Canada. The series is traditionally animated and consists of 26 22-minute episodes. It takes place before the first film, showing Flint Lockwood as a high school student who dreams to become a serious scientist. In his adventures, he is joined by Sam Sparks, a new girl in town and the school's "wannabe" reporter, along with Flint's dad Tim, Steve the Monkey, Manny as the head of the school's audiovisual club, Earl as a school gym teacher, Brent as a baby wear model, and mayor Shelbourne. DHX Media handles the global television and non-US home entertainment distribution, along with worldwide merchandising rights, while Sony distributes home entertainment in the US. Commissioned by Teletoon in Canada, the series airs on Cartoon Network in the United States, and on the Boomerang channel in other territories.
Super Manny is a short film, released in October 26, 2013.
Earl Scouts is a short film, released on October 26, 2013.
Steve's First Bath
Steve's First Bath was released on January 28, 2014.
Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear
Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear was released on January 28, 2014.
Cast and characters
|Characters||Films||Short films||Television series|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||Super Manny||Earl Scouts||Steve's First Bath||Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs|
|Flint Lockwood||Bill Hader||Bill Hader||Mark Edwards|
|Samantha "Sam" Sparks||Anna Faris||Anna Faris||Katie Griffin|
|Tim Lockwood||James Caan||Seán Cullen|
|Steve the Monkey||Neil Patrick Harris||Neil Patrick Harris||Mark Edwards|
|"Baby" Brent McHale||Andy Samberg||David Berni|
|Officer Earl Devereaux||Mr. T||Terry Crews||Terry Crews||Clé Bennett|
|Manny||Benjamin Bratt||Patrick McKenna|
|Calvin "Cal" Devereaux||Bobb'e J. Thompson||Khamani Griffin||N/A|
|Patrick Patrickson||Al Roker|
|Mayor Susan Shelbourne||Bruce Campbell||Silent cameo in end credits||Seán Cullen|
|Fran Lockwood||Lauren Graham||Painting||Painting|
|Regina Devereaux||Angela Shelton||Silent cameo||Kim Roberts|
|Joseph "Joe" Towne||Will Forte||N/A|
|Chester V||Will Forte|
|Barry the Strawberry||Cody Cameron||Cody Cameron||Character is mute|
|Gil Shelbourne||Patrick McKenna|
|Old Rick||Seán Cullen|
- A dark gray cell indicates the character does not appear.
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2|
|Director(s)||Phil Lord and Christopher Miller||Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn|
|Producer(s)||Pam Marsden||Pam Marsden and Kirk Bodyfelt|
|Writer(s)||Phil Lord and Christopher Miller||Screenplay by:|
John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, and Erica Rivinoja
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Erica Rivinoja
|Editor||Robert Fisher Jr.|
Box office performance
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is the 23rd highest-grossing animated franchise of all time.
|Film||Release date||Box office gross||Box office ranking||Budget (millions)||Reference|
|North America||Other territories||Worldwide||All time North America||All time worldwide|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||September 18, 2009||$124,870,275||$118,135,851||$243,006,126||#447||#510||$100|||
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||September 27, 2013||$119,793,567||$154,532,382||$274,325,949||#474||#433||$78|||
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||87% (139 reviews)||66 (24 reviews)|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||71% (119 reviews)||59 (31 reviews)|
- "DHX MEDIA AND SONY PICTURES ANIMATION TAKING CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS TO TELEVISION" (Press release). DHX Media. October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- Sony Pictures Animation (June 20, 2016). "Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017 & 2018 Slate" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
- DHX Media (October 5, 2015). "DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs TV Series Goes Global" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
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- "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
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