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.
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Earl Devereaux has the exact opposite hairstyle of 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 the 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 breaking
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.
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.
The external appearance of Flint's laboratory is modeled after Wardenclyffe Tower, which was Nikola Tesla's laboratory for wireless transmission experiments.
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett planned to produce and star in the film during the early development stages.
In Israel, the film's title is "It's Raining Falafel". In Turkey, the title is "It's Raining Kofta".
WILHELM SCREAM: Heard as the giant sardine fishbowl crashes through the amusement park.
Based on the best selling children's book of the same name.
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.
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.
Steve is a Vervet monkey.
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.
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 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.
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 door lock on Flint's laboratory is operated by a 1970s 'Simon' game.
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.
In the scene where Flint tests the Food Replicator and the power goes out, the musical score stops. However, the tune Flint is humming as he leaves the lab to fix the circuit breaker is the melody of the musical score.
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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.
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).
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.
After "The Reveal" Flint removes his hands and gets a good look at Sam. Then his eyes seem to get bigger because his pupils dilate. It has been proven by scientist that a person's eyes dilate by 45% when they see something they love, just proving the fact that Flint loves the nerdy side of Sam.
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Just before Flint tests his invention for the first time, when he pulls the sketch off his wall of science heroes, there is a poster of Philo T Farnsworth
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At 7:00 minutes into the movie, Flint Lockwood hums the Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs' theme song as he goes to fix the blown fuse in his house.
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When Flint goes to plug his phone in the FLDSMFDR the label above the comm port is "Welcome to Moose" (port).
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As Flint is flying in his 'Flying Car 2,' giant gummy bears attack the vehicle and begin tampering with the wings. This is a reference to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005) when buzz droids do the same to Obi-Wan and Anakin's ships.
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