Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Wiki

Timeline of Events[]




  • Circa 1971-1973 - Chester V invents the first food bar.[3]



Circa 1987[5][]


  • Circa 1993 - Barb is created. "The Scientifically Wonderful World of Science" begins airing.[6]
  • 1994 - Flint Lockwood invents Spray-on Shoes and presents his invention to the class. His mom gives him a lab coat and encourages him to pursue his dreams.[4]
  • Circa 1994 - Flint invents the Remote Controlled Television.
  • Circa 1999 - Flint's mom dies.[7]





  • Flint and Tim Lockwood have a "Father-Son Inventing Day."
  • Jim Lockwood becomes engaged to Kim.


  • Sam leaves Swallow Falls and Flint erases everyone's memory of her time in Swallow Falls.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs[]


  • Sam is hired as an unpaid intern for Weather News Network in New York City.
  • Flint works at a failing local diner, where he is inspired to invent the FLDSMDFR.
  • October 30 - Flint invents the FLDSMDFR to convert water into food. Mayor Shelbourne unveils Sardine Land to revitalize Swallow Falls's economy with tourism.
  • November - The mayor renovates the town in preparation for its grand reopening.[10]
  • Circa Monday, November 23 - Friday, November 27 - Flint makes it rain ice cream for Cal's birthday.[11]
  • Friday, November 27 - Flint creates a Jell-O mold for Sam and the two have a date together. Flint invites his dad to the Roofless restaurant and announces he will cut the ribbon at the unveiling ceremony. Tim expresses concerns over the oversized food and the two argue.
  • Saturday, November 28 - Chewandswallow Grand Opening. A Foodalanche destroys the town. Flint destroys the FLDSMDFR, and Chester V and his Thinkquanauts arrive to clean up the mess 8 minutes later.
  • December - The residents of Swallow Falls are relocated to San Franjose, and Flint starts working for Live Corp.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2[]


  • Monday, May 31 - Annual Live Corp Vesting Ceremony is held. Flintly McCallahan is selected as the newest Thinkquanaut. Chester V tells Flint that deadly Cheespiders have overrun the island of Swallow Falls.
  • Tuesday, June 1 - Flint and his friends leave San Franjose for Swallow Falls.[12]
  • Thursday, June 10 - Flint and friends arrive at Swallow Falls to find it overrun with Foodimals. The gang is nearly devoured by a Cheespider until Chester V rescues them. Flint and friends are attacked by a Tacodile Supreme. Flint and Chester V bond in Flint's lab, and Chester warns Flint of food offered by a bully. Flint rejects Manny's gorilla stew because of this warning.
  • Friday, June 11 - Sam and Flint disagree on whether the Foodimals should be destroyed, so they part ways. Chester V betrays Flint, steals the FLDSMDFR, and captures Flint's friends. With the help of the Foodimals, Flint rescues his friends and restores the FLDSMDFR to its home in Big Rock Candy Mountain.
  • Saturday, June 13 - The date Chester needed to reach the FLDSMDFR to avoid missing the release deadline for Food Bar 8.0.[13]
  • Sam, Flint, and their friends fulfill their dream of creating Sparkswood.
  1. The same year Steve Jobs was born
  2. Cloudy 2: "I'm only 49"
  3. Converse Chuck Taylors did not come in colors until 1971, and the granola bar was invented in 1973
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Age given in the Cloudy script
  5. In Baby-Baby Brent Brent has "15 years of baby experience"
  6. Bill Nye the Science Guy aired in 1993; in addition, the Commodore Educator 64 was discontinued in 1994, and a Live Corp scientist is seen using one in the show. (There is also a IBM 3420 magnetic tape drive, which was withdrawn in 1987, but that's far too early for Flint to be watching the show)
  7. Cloudy: "It had been almost ten years since Mom died."
  8. In the first episode of the show, Flint and Sam refer to this event taking place a year prior.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Cal is an infant in the show, so the events of the show cannot take place more than 7 years before Cloudy
  10. Cloudy Calendar Date

    The calendar showing a 30-day month (November)

  11. "[The mayor] would also like to invite everyone to come on down this Saturday to the grand opening of Chewandswallow, a town that is truly a la mode."
  12. Cloudy 2 Date

    Based on the days of the week, the year is most likely 2010.

  13. Cloudy 2: "If we don't reach the FLDSMDFR in the next 48 hours, we'll miss our deadline to release Food Bar 8.0."