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“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” Trailer

Sony Pictures Animation released the first trailer today for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Opening in the US on September 27, the film is directed by industry veterans Cody Cameron (director of Open Season 3) and Kris Pearn (head of story on the original Cloudy).

  • Memo2Self

    Honestly, I couldn’t figure out the premise of the movie at first (probably because I couldn’t remember how the first movie ended, and the narration assumed that I could), but the “leek in the boat” gag made me laugh a LOT. I missed the next ten seconds. But did it HAVE to be named “Cloudy…Meatballs 2”?

  • Natalie Belton

    It’s all right. Nothing spectacular, but the visuals are nice. The kids well probably like it though.

  • “Get back in there, tear!”

    Yeah, I think I’m gonna like this one.

  • jhalpernkitcat

    Wow–this looks rather…silly. I’m rather surprised they had Tim Lockwood narrating–because from what I recall, the father was of few words and mainly spoke through fishing metaphors.

    A very brief explanation for newcomers wondering why there is a man wearing a chicken costume–well near the end of the first movie, “Baby” Brent (Please don’t ask.) decides to become Chicken Brent after winding up inside a sentient roasted chicken. Yeah, that’s going to get old fast.

    I will admit, the “Leek in the boat” bit was cute, and the food animals have rather cool designs. However, I really wasn’t that into the first “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (saw it on DVD) and have no interest in this movie.

    • 3 paragraphs on how you didn’t like the first and do not want to see the second.
      Well done.

      • jhalpernkitcat

        Well I didn’t exactly hate it. I just wasn’t really into it. To me it didn’t stand out as much as other animated films.

        • jmahon

          I’m going to go in the opposite direction, actually- I think with this, and Hotel Transylvania, Sony Animation is carving out a fantastic niche amongst the other sylized animation houses as being one that embraces the more traditional, cartoony, graphic and illustrated sort of 3D animation where using everything the computer can do, turns every frame into what could easily be a storybook page with extremely strong silhouettes that have NO problem breaking all the 3D rules to get their point across. I love it, and I love the style of everything they’ve made so far.
          Cloudy was a big favourite of mine because it combined this sort of funny drawing-like visual approach with this hyper-realistic rendering and along with amazing art direction, made a gorgeous and unique looking animated movie nobody else has ever approached. I’m really happy they’re making another one, because the first just wasn’t enough!

          For all the complaining people do that there aren’t more serious business sorts of animated movies… sometimes it’s great to kick back and enjoy a pun-filled, beautiful eye-pleasing jokey animated cartoon of a movie. Make no mistake- it isn’t pandering towards children either. You’ll understand if you’ve seen Clone High. If you ever get a chance, watch it, it might not be exactly what you think it is.

          • Katie B

            I am LOVING how Sony has been developing over the last few years because its cartoony style has HEART. It doesn’t cut corners, using “cartoony” as an excuse. They understand the love that goes into this style, they understand that boundaries can be pushed and gosh darnit, they do just that!!

            Slowing Cloudy and Transylvania down… I could watch those inbetweens ALL NIGHT.

      • Mohegan

        Well, it’s better than just saying: ‘This movie will suck.’

        • jhalpernkitcat

          Exactly–and I’m not actually saying “This movie will suck” nor am I saying “This movie looks awesome.” I’m just not really interested in it–sort of my same reaction to “The Croods.”

        • Yes. Way better….

    • Ben

      actually I think Tim Lockwood narrating is good, because he started to be more open at the end of the first film. Hes truly embraced Flint and what he does, and he’s proud of his son.

  • Jason

    Let’s just hope they don’t layoff the team when this movie rocks the box office. Animation news has been horrible lately.

    • If you’re referring to The Dreamwork’s layoffs: it was because they tried to staff up for 3 films a year, and then realized they couldn’t afford it. Sony probably wouldn’t try to get out taht many animated films a year, so they wouldn’t hire that many up front and then decide later they had to lay them off.

      • jaded

        ha, you’ve obviously never worked at Sony before, they seem to be honing a style/schedule where they can churn out the sequels in a few months and only need to employ people for two thirds of the year.

  • Cartoony designs, fun animation, puns galore…..
    I enjoyed the first one, so I’ll definitely see this.

  • Toonio

    I pity the fool that doesn’t see this movie.

    • brownbox

      They couldn’t even get Mr. T back to voice officer Earl. I’m pretty disappointed :(.

      • Toonio

        oh I see. :(

        But at least they put some po po po po po po power! into it :D

      • Max C.

        But at least he’s this guy.

        • jhalpernkitcat

          I thought that was him.

      • Funkybat

        I hadn’t heard that. I wonder what the problem was, it’s not like Mr. T. is super-busy these days. Maybe he just wanted too much money. President Camacho will make a satisfactory substitute, I suppose.

  • Despite the pun overload, this looks pretty fun.

  • Smee

    I ended up loving the first film, it makes me laugh each time I watch it. Plus, Kris Pearn is awesome. I definitely will be seeing this, and am hoping my expectations aren’t too high. Tacotile… SUPREME

  • miles thompson

    This looks awesome. It’s FUNNY and it’s BEAUTIFUL !!! I love it already, let’s GO!

  • stephen

    i am going to see this on a rainy day when i feel glum. i will likely leave the theater damn happy.

  • mick

    This looks brilliant… don’t know why they are always saving the world but in this case who cares. I’m going to sit outside the theatre until it comes on

  • MaskedManAICN

    Shouldn’t this be “Pickles to Pittsburgh”?

  • Screaming gag huh? At least they didn’t trot out the slow-mo thing.

    Seems like they tried to keep the lighthearted spirit of the first and that tear drop animation was sweet. Looking forward to seeing this :)

  • Ben

    The first one really captured my attention and its my go to animated film. There was just something about it…I was skeptical about a sequel, but honestly, I can’t wait to see it. The visuals are once again spectacular, the humor is still perfect, love the character design, and the voice cast is excellent. Lots of food puns yes, but I don’t mind them at all. Though i will miss Mr. T, they got Terry Crews to replace him and thats awesome. Can’t wait.

  • stripey

    I think the first film was based on a children’s book – have to say, I did enjoy the plot or the storyline (of the film, i haven’t read the book), and the treatment and styling of the whole thing seemed to be very well put together. My opinion, though. What i’d like to find out, is whether the author of that book partook of any of the scriptwriting for this second project.

    • GW

      The film is not even remotely like the book. The whole concept is changed from food from the weather to a machine that creates food. Personally, I thought the movie was like a mediocre overlong food commercial. The humor was too random and unfunny for me.

    • No. Or the first, either.

  • Dustin

    Looks funny, but I’m just curious if the food humor can sustain itself for 90 minutes?

  • Looks like a fun movie. Hopefully it’ll be as good as the first one. The first one had a really heart warming Father Son relationship drama, while this one seems like the premiss for a video game.

  • Markus

    I gotta admit.

    The trailer is certainly a feast for the eyes.

  • Blub

    I only hope there are jokes in there that aren’t just food related puns. I think Hotel Transylvania and Wreck it Ralph both suffered badly from focusing on reference humour rather than more original stuff like in the original Cloudy.

  • I don’t really know what to think of this. I expect it to be not very good, but the trailer has some pretty cool things in it. On one hand, it has some cool visuals and creative designs and a few funny jokes. On the other hand, there seem to be a lot of puns and while I like puns, a movie full of them gets old fast. If the movie is going to be constant puns, I don’t know if I want to sit through that.

    Though I’m annoyed that they’re bringing back Baby Brent. Ugh, that character was SO annoying, and it looks like he’s going to be an even bigger presence in this film!

  • Cloudenshake

    Looks like the crew is having fun with this one.

  • Roberto González

    Not a fan of the very last gag but I’m not sure if it will be edited like that in the movie. That aside, what’s not to like? I loved everything. It looks as cartoony, beautiful and fun as the first one, and I personally think it’s hilarious that Brent is still wearing the chicken costume. He’s a little annoying as a character but that’s kind of the joke. I love the part with the cop crying. I will be there the first day. I just hope the absence of Phil Lord and Chris Miller doesn’t hurt the movie. For some reason everyone complains when they see the trailer but then say the movie is great in the Talkback. Well, I think this already looks great. I hope I can see the same when I see it. But maybe two movies are enough. I really hope they don’t make more than a trilogy even if it’s a big hit.

  • I can’t wait to watch this! It seems very funny!