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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is an American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. The film is the sequel to the 2009 film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which was loosely based on Judi and Ron Barrett's book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It was directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, produced by Kirk Bodyfelt, and executive produced by the directors of the first film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The screenplay was written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein and Erica Rivinoja, and it is based on an original idea and (possibly) Pickles to Pittsburgh.

Inventor Flint Lockwood and his friends return to Swallow Falls, where they discover that their hometown is overrun with food-animal hybrids known as Foodimals. Flint traverses the dangerous food-filled jungle to destroy source of the food monsters, but discovers that the food creatures aren't what they seem. Flint must rely on his friends to discover the truth and save the island.


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Scientifically Wonderful World of Science

Immediately following the ending of the first film, super-inventor Chester V, the CEO of Live Corp and Flint's childhood idol, offered his company's services to clean the island and relocate the population to nearby San Franjose, California. Chester personally invited Flint to work at Live Corp, where Flint worked tirelessly to earn the coveted orange vest of a Thinkquanaut.

At the Live Corp Vesting Ceremony, Flinty McCallahan was chosen to be the next Thinkquanaut. A disappointed Flint muttered there was "no reason to celebrate," accidentally alerting Steve to trigger his Celebrationator invention, which splattered paint on the audience and humiliated Flint in front of his hero - and, as he discovered on his morose walk home, on national television.

Chester V's humanitarian aid in Swallow Falls was a cover for Operation Capture the Invention, which had faced unexpected complications when Chester's assistant Barb lost contact with Search Teams X and Y. Chester, proclaiming "we'll be all out of alphabet," realized that Flint's Celebrationator mishap made him the perfect expendable candidate.


Chester invited Flint to his office and revealed that Swallow Falls was overrun with vicious and dangerous food creatures, which were trying to swim from the island, potentially threatening the world. Chester instruct Flint to insert a special Bifurcating Systematic Universal Stop Button (BSUSB) into the FLDSMDFR to destroy it and its creations. Though the mission was meant to be a secret, Flint invited his friends to help: his girlfriend, meteorologist Sam Sparks; her cameraman Manny; police officer Earl Devereaux; Steve, his pet monkey who communicates via a device on his chest; and "Chicken" Brent. He also begrudgingly accepted the help of Tim, his father, who took them to the island via his fishing boat. When Chester learned that Flint is not alone, he and his assistant Barb soon follow, along with several Live Corp employees known as Sentinels of Safety.


To Flint and friends' awe and surprise, the entire island of Swallow Falls was overgrown with foliage, creating a jungle-like environment. While exploring the island, they encountered numerous Foodimals, including a strawberry Sam affectionately named "Barry" and a vicious Cheespider. Chester rescued the gang from the Cheespider, further convincing Flint of the Foodimals' threat. Sam, however, insisted the creatures were docile and should be studied, not destroyed. Their conflicting viewpoints split the group: Flint and Chester continued towards the FLDSMDFR while Sam and the others returned to the boat. On the way, Sam learned the Foodimals were peaceful and friendly, only attacking when threatened, specifically by teams of humans in orange vests. The Sentinels of Safety captured Sam and the gang before they could warn Flint of Chester's nefarious intent.


Flint, Barb and Chester located the FLDSMDFR in Big Rock Candy Mountain. As Flint was about to insert the BSUSB, the FLDSMDFR spawned Marshmallows, whose harmless nature gave Flint second thoughts about destroying the Foodimals. He refused to use the BSUSB, but Chester forced his hand, and with the device, was able to seize control of the FLDSMDFR. Chester launched Operation Slice and Dice then knocked Flint into a river, where he was rescued by marshmallows and reunited with Tim, who had befriended a tribe of Pickles. Without the FLDSMDFR, the foliage on the island shriveled, and Live Corp captured Foodimals with wanton abandon. Flint vowed to save the Foodimals, as well as rescue his captured friends, with the help of Barry.

Celebrate Holograms

Tim helped Flint and Barry sneak into the Live Corp factory. As Barry freed the Foodimals, Flint challenged Chester to turn over the FLDSMDFR. Chester threatened to turn Flint's friends into food bars and spawned several holograms to distract Flint. Flint used the Celebrationator, with the help of Steve, to find the real Chester and free his friends. When Flint and his friends reunited, Chester tried to sneak away with the FLDSMDFR, but was stalled by the Foodimals. Barb also refused to help, fed up with how little respect Chester had shown to her. Chester tried to escape one last time but was eaten by a Cheespider. Flint recovered the FLDSMDFR, restored it to normal, and returned it to its home in Big Rock Candy Mountain, allowing the Foodimals to flourish naturally. He and his friends, including Barry and Barb, returned home, and Flint reconciled with Tim and tried out fishing for the first time.

With the FLDSMDFR restored, humans and Foodimals lived in harmony with each other, and multiple residents of Swallow Falls such as Mayor Shelbourne and Joe Towne returned to the island.

Barb worked up the courage to ask Steve on a date, misinterpreting his fascination with a banana sandwich as an invitation to dinner.


Role Actor
Flint Lockwood Bill Hader
Young Flint Lockwood Bridget Hoffman
Sam Sparks Anna Faris
Chester V Will Forte
Steve Neil Patrick Harris
Barb Kristen Schaal
Tim Lockwood James Caan
Brent McHale Andy Samberg
Earl Devereaux Terry Crews
Calvin Devereaux Khamani Griffin
Manny Benjamin Bratt
Patrick Patrickson Al Roker
Sentinel Louise, Live Corp Scientist Melissa Sturm
Barry, Pickle Cody Cameron
Shrimpanzee, Sentinel Steve, Lab-coat Jenny Kristen Pearl
Flinty McCallahan, Idea Pants Guy Craig Kellman


The first news of the sequel came out in April 2010, when website Io9 reported that the original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, won't return for the sequel. In December 2011, it was reported that Cody Cameron, the story artist on the first film, and Kris Pearn, the head of story on the first, are set to direct the sequel, with Lord and Miller serving as exec-producers. John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein and Erica Rivinoja wrote the screenplay, which is based on an original idea, and not on Pickles to Pittsburgh, Barrett's follow-up book. In February 2012, it was announced that the sequel would be titled Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers but was retitled Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The film was originally scheduled for release on December 20, 2013, then pushed to February 7, 2014, before moving up to September 27, 2013. The music will be composed again by Mark Mothersbaugh.

Sound Effects[]

An alphabetical list of all sound effects used in the film can be found here.


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 28, 2014. The home media was accompanied by four animated shorts: Super Manny, Earl Scouts, Steve's First Bath, and Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear, animated by studio Six-Point Harness.


Carl's Jr. released a set of four mini games.

Carls jr cloudy 2

Plush manufacturer KellyToys created two sets of collectible plush toys: a set of six foodimals and a set of the main characters.

Plush foodimals
Plush characters

Subway also released a set of six tote bags.

Subway bags


  • The previews and commercials have A Fifth of Beethoven by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band playing in the background.
  • The Wilhelm Scream can be heard in the vesting ceremony after Steve activates the Celebrationator while Flint tells Steve not to use it.
  • The sequel's working title is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: The Return of the FLDSMDFR, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Return 2 Swallow Falls, or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Part 2.
  • The sequel had some Jurassic Park similarities. Such as the scene with the Bananostrich stampede with Flint and the gang running in the middle of it is similar to the scene with the stampede of Gallimimuses with Alan Grant, Lex and Tim Murphy running in the middle of it from the first Jurassic Park film. And the Wild Scallions eating off the trees at night is similar to the scene with the Brachiosauruses eating off the trees at night. And the scene with Brent's stomach rumbling as the Tacodile approaches is similar to the water in the cups rumbling as the T-Rex approaches. And the scene with Chester V capturing the Foodimals is similar to Peter Ludlow capturing the dinosaurs in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.