Sardines are several types of small, oily fish related to herrings. They play a somewhat important role in the film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Sardines are quite common around the island of Swallow Falls and were the island's primary export, mainly harvested by the island's Baby Brent Sardines cannery. However, the sardine industry would eventually deteriorate due to a severe decline in the popularity of sardines, with the entire world unanimously declaring them as "super gross". This caused the shutdown of Baby Brent Sardines and a severe recession for Swallow Falls, forcing the island to only be able afford to eat the sardines they once sold and did not like very much either.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
A brief attraction called Sardine Land was built to bring income to the poverty-stricken Swallow Falls and restore the popularity of the sardine but it would eventually go to ruin thanks to Flint Lockwood. However it did not matter much as soon after Flint's creation, the FLDSMDFR created unique weather that rained down all manner of delicious food, putting an end to the need for sardines.
Sardines still inhabit the seas around Swallow Falls.
- Shamo was the world's largest sardine prior to his presumed demise.