There were one hundred twenty "foodimals" made for the movie, but only thirty-nine made it to the final film. One of the foodimals that didn't make the movie was a fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus Rex S'more Monster with a marshmallow body, graham cracker mouth, and chocolate teeth. However, this "foodimal" appeared during the end credits sequence.
Terry Crews replaced Mr. T as the voice of Earl Devereaux from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009). Mr. T was asked to voice the character for the sequel, but declined. Many of Devereaux's body and facial expressions in the sequel were based on Crews' on-screen presence.
The foodimals (food animals) in this movie include: Fruit Cockatiel (made of several fruits) Kiwi Bird (bird made of a kiwi body and whole kiwi-sliced eyes) Hippotatomus (potato with a hippo-like body, butter slice tongue and chive teeth) Peanut Butter and Jellyfish Sandwich (peanut butter and jelly with jelly tentacles) Shrimpanzee (shrimp with a chimpanzee form) Cheespider (cheeseburgers in the form of a spider) Jellybee (bee of jelly) Mosquitoast (toasted bread in the form of the mosquitoes with raisin eyes and cinnamon stick beaks) Bananostrich (bananas with the characteristics of ostriches) Flamango (mangoes with the characteristics of flamingos) Watermelophant (watermelons in the form of an elephant) Subwhales (whales made of sub sandwiches) Lemmongs (lemon lemmings) Susheep (sushi in the form of sheep) Butter Frog (in the Syrup Fog on Lily Padpancakes) Apple Piethon (sliced apple pie-headed snakes with licorice bodies and candy filled Tic-Tac-like boxes at the end of their tails. When their head-slices come together, they create a whole pie) Tacodile Supreme (Crocodile with the head and body made of tacos) Wildebeet (beet in the shape of an antelope) Jurassic Scallion (a scallion in the shape of a herbivore giant) Meatbalrus (meatball bodied walrus with short pasta whiskers and bow-tie past feet and breaded tusks) Buffaloaf (buffalo meatloaf with onion ring horns) Crabcake (crab of birthday cake) Eggplanatee (eggplant in the form of a manatee) Cucumbirdy (a flying cucumber bird) and many more.
The gang sails from "Sunny San Franjose, California" to Swallow Falls, which, as we learned in the first one, is a tiny island under the "A" in Atlantic Ocean. They sailed around North America during the duration of "99 buckets of Chum on the boat".
(At around fifty-two minutes) When the gang is searching for the FLDSMDFR while "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" is playing, you can see the Swallow Falls resident with a piece of macaroni stuck on his head floating on an intertube behind the meatbalruses.
(At around twenty-six minutes) On the boat, as Flint is explaining his plan to the gang. During the presentation, when the explosion happens, a tune from Puckman (1980) plays, the tune is the "Game Over" tune.
At the end of the first film, Flint sprayed his spray-on shoes on the bottom of the FLDSMFR and it exploded, but at the beginning of this movie, there is no spray on the bottom of the FLDSMFR (indicating a change since the explosion).
(At around one hour and nine minutes) When Flint's walking television is saying N-woo as the name that the food animals know him by, that was footage that Manny didn't actually record. Manny doesn't start recording until Sam tells him that now he is gonna make the food and get this on tape.