Must Watch: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Trailer

March 18, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Trailer

Sony Pictures has debuted the first full trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, their newest animated movie and follow-up to Surf's Up from a few years ago. This is based on a children's book of the same name and is about Flint Lockwood, an inventor, who tries to solve the world hunger problem and invents the ability to turn water into food, causing it to rain food all day long. Although the plot is different, one could make a comparison to Disney's Meet the Robinsons, but I think this looks better. I'm not sure why, but it just looks entertaining, and I love a good animated movie as much as the next person.

Watch the first trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs:

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For more info, head over to the official website:

Columbia Pictures' and Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by Judi and Ron Barrett's beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is co-directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creators of the TV cartoon "Clone High". The screenplay was also co-written by both Lord and Miller and is based on Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett's book of the same name. Sony Pictures Animation is animating the film and will debut Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in theaters everywhere on September 18th later this year.

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Reader Feedback - 36 Comments


This is one of those trailers that get you that coveted 3-11 year old audience.

Parker on Mar 18, 2009


What a smelly world that would make! And a chubby one.

Crapola on Mar 18, 2009


looks great

woody on Mar 18, 2009


I hope its one giant sarcastic quip towards the obesity problem in our country. This looks funny though

Nick Sears on Mar 18, 2009


Stream of consciousness thoughts: good, good, this looks pretty good. (Food enters the picture.) Gross, stupid. Wow. Not seeing this.

Timothy on Mar 18, 2009


well i think its gonna be aaaaaaaaaaawesome , cant wait to see it looks greeeeeeeeat !!!

tata on Mar 18, 2009


i love the book as a kid, meh, doesn't look too appealing to me animated though.

The Delightful Deviant on Mar 18, 2009


"No School!!!" *wink*

miracle disease on Mar 18, 2009


The book was awesome. I was in first grade some 21 yrs ago when my teacher read it. looks like an okay adaptation. I hope they captured some of what made the book so great.

Mr j Money on Mar 18, 2009


this is nothing like the book at all, good! this looks fun!

bart on Mar 18, 2009


I see they kept some of the best scenes like the mountain of jello and I'm sure a few more but with the plot change I'm not going to see this now. I was really excited too. I really liked Meet the Robinson' may take a few more trailers, and my g/f, to convince me.

Hey Ya on Mar 18, 2009


I'm laughing, and I'm not sure if it's because this film looks ridiculous or good. It's too early to tell.

DogChasingCars on Mar 18, 2009


This looks horrible. Just horrible. This is the type of movie that will ruin childhoods because of how badly it butchers the book and story. This should not be a computer animated movie, first off. That right there ruined it completely. Tim Burton really should've been the one doing this. Such a shame. Such a shame.

Jonathan on Mar 18, 2009


loved the book as a kid, and this looks really good , but not sure about the animation style would have preferred something different

The Kid on Mar 18, 2009


I feel like the book is ruined for me

-Peter- on Mar 18, 2009


Prepare to get served! ^Classic.

Dude on Mar 18, 2009


haha, awesome. my neighbor's been workin' on this for a few years-nice to see a trailer for it on here. just wait until I.F. comes out....! ! !

Nick S. on Mar 18, 2009


lol looks like it could be pretty good... we'll see when it comes out! LOL oh my god his kid version of himself, which the humongo eyes, was ridiculously adorable. and I loved the jello part!! ahaha the frozen cannonball and the failed belly flop.. the animation looks cool, and the colors were amazzzing in those clouds!

Susana on Mar 19, 2009


oh, and also... I REMEMBER READING THAT BOOK IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!! haha ๐Ÿ˜€ the animation is super super cutesy. it's cool, but maybe it's too cutesy sometimes i think that this movie could be pretty good. I know that people are saying this is ruining the book, well, yeah I can kinda feel what they're saying. But this movie seems so different (though i can't remember the book too well... and it was short), that I don't think I relate them AS much. But of course, the connection is still there.

Susana on Mar 19, 2009


very gay prob kids only on Mar 19, 2009


Yay! Rat-bird!

Daniel on Mar 19, 2009


Mmm... there's a book of this? Well, I'm 100% Pixar.

theJoker on Mar 19, 2009


Man, I remember reading this book at least 8 times a week as a kid because the visual art was (still) amazing! After watching this trailer, all my hopes for this movie was shot down. I guess they had to beef up a 24 page kidโ€™s book to last at least an hour. I want to see some steamed spinach fall from the sky!

MiKeDeEz on Mar 19, 2009


Why are they doing this! Why didn't they just call it food town and leave the book's title out of it since they left out the book's charm and story and art? Saying this is based on the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is like saying Finding Nemo was based on Moby Dick. Did the people who wrote this script even look at the book before hand? The movie might be good, but not as a film of the book.

Rachael on Mar 19, 2009


Looks awesome and different from the book. I'll be seeing this with my kids. The style looks much different from the book but still very cute and appealing. Really excited I think my kids will love this.

Martha on Mar 19, 2009


I sad the artistic style of the book was ignored, but whatevah...

Noelle on Mar 19, 2009


Looks like hell of fun.

Fisherr on Mar 20, 2009


i actually read the book a long time ago! don't remember much except food falling out of the sky...was a good book though

Ham on Mar 23, 2009


This would've made a good short movie, but not a a feature. This looks really.....really stupid.

Conrad on Mar 23, 2009


Hi Alex, Thanks for the post. The film should be very nice I will definitely watch it. I have read the book, will see if the film will be better. Seems like itโ€™ll be! Regards, Matt Kolorowanki, Illustrator

Kolorowanki on Jul 1, 2009


For hearing impared, you can watch it in HD subtitled in english and in french here : Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Erlina on Jul 3, 2009


Funny movie :))))))))) LOL

Odchudzanie on Jul 5, 2009


This is another very typical attempt by the Holly-tards to commercialize a classic, and failing miserably. Should have let Tim Burton (agree with Jonathan) direct this one, ala Coraline. It is a classic story, and has been in my personal book collection for the past 25 years. What a slap in the face to Judi and Ron Barrett, as well as the people who have been reading the story for all these years. I have to wonder if the authors either washed their hands of the Sony version or were just total sell-outs. (?) Anyone have a comment about this or know why the movie is this underwhelming?? I am boycotting the movie and spreading the word for friends to do the same. It's a total hack-job and a disappointment that they followed very little of the original, wonderfully written and illustrated story. Nice comeback, Sony. Your characters are very Japanimation for a very American story. Annoying at best. Go back to what you do best. Dormancy.

Aimochka on Sep 12, 2009


haha LOL! This is the best trailer I have ever seen...

obrazki on Oct 26, 2009


It looks fantastic I'm downloading the movie now ๐Ÿ™‚

Quincy on Nov 18, 2009


My son love this movie is real fun

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