Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Poster


Neil Patrick Harris was originally offered the role of Flint, but he felt that the role of Steve was much more interesting.
Earl Devereaux has the exact opposite hairstyle his voice actor, Mr. T. Instead of a T-shaped mohawk, Earl sports a T-shaped bald patch.
Near the end of the film when character Earl Devereaux jumps through a tortilla chip, a giant letter T is left behind, representing the voice actor Mr. T.
To make the sound of falling hamburgers, sound officials used wet rags and slapped them on wood. Snapping celery was used to make the sound of bones/necks break.
The external appearance of Flint's laboratory is modeled after Wardenclyffe Tower, which was Nikola Tesla's laboratory for wireless transmission experiments.
Flint's e-mail address is flockwood@flinternet.com. At the time of the movie's release, going to Flinternet.com would redirect you to the movie's official website.
When Flint is explaining how the machine can turn water into any kind of food, Sam asks if Jell-O is possible. Flint says yes, and then asks if she likes peanut butter. Sam says she is extremely allergic to peanuts, which prompts Flint to say, "Oh yeah, me too!" In real life, Bill Hader is highly allergic to peanuts.
Based on the best selling children's book of the same name.
In Israel, the film's title is "It's Raining Falafel". In Turkey, the title is "It's Raining Kofta".
In one scene, a rainbow of little colored bite-sized candies ends in children's mouths. This is a reference to Skittles, a fruity bite-sized candy whose slogan is "Taste The Rainbow".
The island on which the town of Swallow Falls (later Chewandswallow) is located corresponds to the real-life geographic location of Bermuda. This is implied at the beginning when the island is said to be under the first "A" in Atlantic, as Bermuda is the only island in the West Atlantic north of the tropics. It is later confirmed on a weather map towards the climax of the movie, when the weather storm is clearly seen to originate several hundred miles of the coast of the Carolinas.
WILHELM SCREAM: Heard as the giant sardine fishbowl crashes through the amusement park.
According to the director's commentary on the DVD, Earl was going to be a gym teacher and part-time cop. His profession was changed to a full-time cop only, but they kept the gym teacher's short shorts on him.
Steve is a Vervet monkey.
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett planned to produce and star in the film during the early development stages.
Bill Hader (Flint) never met Bruce Campbell during the filming. He first met him on September 12, 2009: the day of the movie's premiere.
The door lock on Flint's laboratory is operated by a 1970s 'Simon' game.
This was the first Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation film to have an altered logo sequence. When the Columbia Pictures logo appears, a banana hits the Torch Lady and knocks her out of the image. During the Sony Pictures Animation logo sequence, dark clouds uncover the end of the logo.
The directors originally wanted to get Electric Light Orchestra's title song from Xanadu (1980) to play under the end credits, but they couldn't find out who owned the rights. Miranda Cosgrove's "Raining Sunshine" was used instead.
In every shot where Flint and/or Sam attempt to kiss, Sam is on the left side of the frame, while Flint is on the right side.
When Flint is in his lab "visualizing" with the 3-D holographic images, he's wearing glasses with red and blue lenses. The glasses are a nod to the original 3-D movies from the 1950s to the late 1990s which required glasses with red and blue lenses in order to make the 3-D effect. Nowadays, movies such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) use a different form of 3-D technology that uses "polarized" rather than colored lenses.
Bill Hader (Flint), Andy Samberg (Baby Brent), and Will Forte (Joe Towne) were all cast members of Saturday Night Live (1975) together for several seasons before this film.
When the screen cuts away to the Cities Weather Forecast, several cities listed have anomalous weather readings. Some have extremely cold weather with a rain cloud next to them (if it were that cold, any precipitation would be snow), and some have mild temperatures with snowflakes next to them.
Sam Sparks) is also the name of one of the interns that worked on Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's TV Series, Clone High (2002).
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Just after the cheeseburgers begin to rain down, and Sam runs off yelling for Manny to grab the camera, the townsfolk begin to gather in wonder. A Catholic priest can be spotted opening up the human-sized sardine can from the inside where he and a bunch of children have been hidden away from everyone apparently.
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