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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 28, 2014
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $45.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
There’s more fun with food in the PG animated movie Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.
This time around, Lockwood discovers that he didn’t actually destroy his machine in the original film. Instead, his invention is now creating animal-food hybrids, “foodimals!” Lockwood and his friends have to embark on a new adventure to save the world again, but this time from hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheesepiders and other foodimals.
The $115 million-grossing sequel got high praise from critics, 71% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. As Entertainment Weekly‘s Keith Staskiewicz wrote: “The animation is inventive and elastic, the dialogue zippy and shamelessly punny, and the tone lighthearted and fun, »
Sony released a new trailer to the sequel of their 2009 computer-animated hit “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” Wednesday.
The sequel picks up where the original, based on the children’s book by Judi and Ron Barrett, left off. In the first installment, Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) invents a machine that produces food out of water that goes haywire and is shown to be destroyed. However, in “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” it’s revealed that the machine is still operating and produced monstrous food-animal hybrids.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” brought in $30 million domestically in its opening weekend in 2009 and $243 million overall worldwide. The sequel brings back many of the original voice talents, including Hader, Anna Faris as the female lead Sam Sparks, Andy Samberg, James Caan and Neil Patrick Harris.
- Alex Stedman
In the first Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, overeager mad scientist Flint Lockwood’s machine designed to end world hunger instead visited the town of Swallow Falls with a plague of gigantic, mutant food. In its upcoming sequel, Flint returns to his island home to track down his still-operational machine – only to find that it has created an entire ecosystem of food-animal hybrids.
Let the puns commence.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be directed by Cody Cameron (Open Season 3) and Kris Pearn (Surf’s Up). The movie will feature the voice talents of Bill Hader (Men in Black 3), Anna Faris (The Dictator), James Caan (That’s My Boy), Neil Patrick Harris (The Smurfs), and Terry Crews (The Expendables 2), among others.
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