Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike the first movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is based on an original idea by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Although the characters are based on a children's book by Judi Barrett—Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which is followed by Pickles to Pittsburgh released in 2000. The only noticeable story element between this movie and Pickles to Pittsburgh is a return to the island after the previous big food disaster.
Some but not all of the food-animal's were given names during the film, some that were either heard or seen include Cheese Spider, Shrimpanzee, Hippotatoes, Melonphant, Subwhale, Banana Ostriches, Flamangos, Jelly-fish, and Tacodiles.
The first movie was based on a book with the same title by Judi Barrett. The writer released two more books: Pickles to Pittsburgh in 2000 and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 3: Planet of the Pies in 2013. Thus, there's a chance that Flint's story will be continued in cinematic form. Also, the director of the movie Cody Cameron has stated that they have the intention and many ideas for the third movie, and that everything would depend on the studio's decision.