The Art and Making of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a book that shows the art of the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs film and how the film was made, with a foreword by Judi Barrett. This book is a smorgasbord of behind-the-scenes interviews, development art, and other goodies such as scratch-and-sniff stickers and a full fold-out map of Swallow Falls. It is a hardcover book that comes in a cardboard slip case, and in addition to the stickers and map, it includes "top secret" information on the FLDSMDFR and other inventions (including the Invisible Coffee Table), a pamphlet about the design of the Flying Car, a fold-out of Sam's chalkboard weather diagram, a card "CD" of Flint's "screen savers" (screenshots of the movie and an image of Flint's desktop), and renders of each individual ingredient in a hamburger.
Deleted Characters and Locations
- The Jukebox Repairman first appeared in a version of the story where Flint was shopping for supplies in a tackle shop his father didn't own. As a twist on a "record scratch," the camera would cut to the Jukebox Repairman, who had broken a jukebox playing the film's soundtrack.
- Salvatore Pepperoncini Cardini, aka "Salty Peppers," was a creepy old man with a recipe for a sardine-based salad dressing that could eat through anything. He is the twin brother of Caesar Cardini, whose Caesar salad caused the rise of the anchovy industry and the subsequent fall of sardines.
- The Million-Room Hotel was a luxurious accommodation for visitors to Swallow Falls. It was shaped like an upside-down pyramid to catch the food falling from the sky. However, questions were raised around how long the food had been falling for such a structure to be built, so it was changed to the food dam.
- Originally, the FLDSMDFR produced a giant Food Monster off the coast of the island. However, it was cut because it was too similar to "another Sony film."