Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


1h 30m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Aspiring inventor Flint Lockwood is the socially awkward genius behind some of the most bizarre contraptions ever conceived. But even though all of his inventions, from spray-on shoes to a monkey thought translator, have been spectacular failures that caused trouble in his small town, Flint is determined to create something that will make people happy. When Flint's latest machine, designed to turn water into food, accidentally destroys the town square and rockets up into the clouds, he thinks his inventing career is over. Until something amazing happens, cheeseburgers start raining from the sky. His machine actually works! The food weather is an instant success, and Flint forges a fast friendship with Sam Sparks, the weathergirl who comes to town to cover what she calls the greatest weather phenomenon in history. But when people greedily ask for more and more food, the machine starts behaving erratically, unleashing spaghetti tornadoes and giant meatballs. With the town about to be buried beneath mountains of marshmallows and waves of watermelons, it's up to Flint and Sam to use their combined expertise to shut down the machine and put everything right.

Film Details

Also Known As
Het regent gehaktballen, Lluvia de albóndigas, Tempête de boulettes géantes
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Children
Family
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Aspiring inventor Flint Lockwood is the socially awkward genius behind some of the most bizarre contraptions ever conceived. But even though all of his inventions, from spray-on shoes to a monkey thought translator, have been spectacular failures that caused trouble in his small town, Flint is determined to create something that will make people happy. When Flint's latest machine, designed to turn water into food, accidentally destroys the town square and rockets up into the clouds, he thinks his inventing career is over. Until something amazing happens -- cheeseburgers start raining from the sky. His machine actually works! The food weather is an instant success, and Flint forges a fast friendship with Sam Sparks, the weathergirl who comes to town to cover what she calls "the greatest weather phenomenon in history." But when people greedily ask for more and more food, the machine starts behaving erratically, unleashing spaghetti tornadoes and giant meatballs. With the town about to be buried beneath mountains of marshmallows and waves of watermelons, it's up to Flint and Sam to use their combined expertise to shut down the machine and put everything right.

Crew

Lia Abbate

Animator

Arturo Aguilar

Visual Effects

Andrew Anderson

Visual Effects

Grant Anderson

3-D Artist

Jesse Andrewartha

Rendering Artist

Marino Angeles

Art Department Coordinator

John A Armstrong

Visual Effects

Karl Armstrong

Assistant Editor

Tommy Bacorn

Coordinator

James Baker

Animator

Leslie Baker

Digital Effects Artist

Nick Bali

Software Engineer

Michael Ball

Software Engineer

Hector Barrera

Software Engineer

Judi Barrett

Source Material

Ron Barrett

Source Material

Lynn Basas

Digital Effects Artist

James Battersby

3-D Artist

Mary Ellen Bauder

Production Manager

Jean-paul Beaulieu

Digital Effects Artist

Dana L Belben

Visual Effects

Nikki Bell

Production

Chad Belteau

Digital Effects Artist

Theresa Bentz

Production Manager

Dimitre Berberov

Animator

Sharon Berlin

Other

Jeremy Bernstein

Animator

Jessica Berri

Visual Effects

John Bevelheimer

Matte Painter

Joshua Beveridge

Animator

Milan C Bhatt

Special Effects Technician

Ted Blackman

Visual Effects Designer

Steve Blakey

Animator

David Bleich

Visual Effects Designer

David Bleich

Matte Painter

Doug Bloom

Animator

Jorge Bobadilla Jr.

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Bolwyn

Visual Effects

Corey Bolwyn

Visual Effects

Bill Boston

Original Music

Lydia Bottegoni

Coproducer

Katherine Bouglai

Animator

Solomon Boulos

Rendering Artist

Kenneth Brain

Digital Effects Artist

Rob Bredow

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kathy Breen

Production

Richard Bronskill

Original Music

Billy Brooks

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Robert Brophy

Software Engineer

Jessica Brown

Script Coordinator

Ronn Brown

Matte Painter

Samantha N. Brown

Digital Effects Artist

Armin Bruderlin

Software Engineer

Sebastien Bruneau

Animator

Chantal Beck Bumgarner

Other

Chris Burdorf

Software Engineer

Tom Y Burns

Sound Re-Recordist

John Butiu

3-D Artist

Gredel Berrios Calladine

Coordinator

Cody Cameron

Storyboard Artist

Stephen Candell

Character Animation

John Cannon

Assistant Sound Editor

Antonio Canobbio

Visual Effects Designer

Brian Casper

Visual Effects

Oscar G Castillo

Visual Effects

Joseph Cavanaugh

Animator

Fabrice Ceugniet

Character Animation

Matthew Chambers

Rendering Artist

Kee Chang

Animation Director

Joshua Chapel

Digital Effects Artist

Laurent Charbonnel

Digital Effects Artist

Francois Chardavoine

Software Engineer

Richard P Chavez

Visual Effects Supervisor

Alan Chen

Visual Effects

Jack Cheng

Animation Director

Kieron Cheuk Chi Lo

Digital Effects Artist

Stephen Childers

Layout Artist

Sarah Cho

Special Effects Technician

Jong Jin Choi

Digital Effects Artist

Joseph Chong

Animator

Igor Choromanski

Animator

John Clark

Layout Artist

Brian Coffee

Animator

Brian M Cohen

Special Effects Technician

Moti Cohen

Software Engineer

Mark Colangelo

Visual Effects Designer

Jeremy Collins

Animator

D Wallace Colvard

Digital Effects Artist

Zachary Connolly

Software Engineer

Stefaan Contreras

Character Animation

Jason Cooper

Script Coordinator

Van Coppock

Music

Matt Cordner

Animator

J C Cornwell

Digital Effects Artist

Miranda Cosgrove

Song Performer

Murilo Coutinho

Rendering Artist

Garrett Cox

Software Engineer

Robert W Crain

Digital Effects Artist

Jennifer Cranfill

Software Engineer

James Michael Crossley

Animator

Rahul Dabholkar

Animator

Jacques Daigle

Animator

Patrick Danaher

Animator

Sumit Das

Character Animation

Alan Davidson

3-D Artist

David R Davies

Animation Supervisor

Marc-andre Davignon

Software Engineer

Brian C Davis

Animator

Matt Davis

Production

Jana Day

Production

Gerardo De La Cruz

Software Engineer

Jesus De Santiago

Animator

Ross De Young

Animator

Sylvain Deboissy

Visual Effects Designer

Jeff Deckman

Production Manager

Surya Denduluri

Software Engineer

Joe Dicesare

Background Painter

Joseph Dilallo

Character Animation

Danny Dimian

Cg Supervisor

Bruce Dobrin

Software Engineer

Mitch Dobrowner

Production Manager

Robert Domingo

Animator

Bill Dorais

Digital Effects Artist

Andrew Dorfman

Music Editor

Daniel Dorman

Software Engineer

Jason Doss

Character Animation

Steve Dugaro

Software Engineer

R Stirling Duguid

Cg Supervisor

John Dunn

Sound Effects Editor

Camille Eden

Other

Daniel Edwards

Animator

Jeff Edwards

Visual Effects

Rob Engle

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Enroth

Music

Kent Estep

Animator

Edwin Fabros

Background Painter

Marcos Fajardo

Rendering Artist

Henrik Fält

Animator

David Farley

Post-Production Supervisor

Craig Feifarek

Digital Effects Artist

James Fetter

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Fickett

Software Engineer

Jason Figliozzi

Animator

Robert Fisher

Editor

Matthew Fogel

Assistant

Barbara Ford

Production Manager

Michael Ford

Cg Supervisor

Kristy Lynn Fortier

Animator

Allen Foster

Layout Artist

Albert Fox

Technical Advisor

Tyler Franks

Software Engineer

Vic Fraser

Music

Kevin Freeman

Animator

Derek Friesenborg

Animator

Joshua Fritchie

Production Assistant

Regaye M Fulcher

Production

Martin Furness

Visual Effects

Jimmy Fusil

Film Lab

Greg Galliani

Modelmaker

Andy Gaskill

Visual Effects Designer

Jason George

Supervising Sound Editor

Matthew Gerrard

Song

David Gibson

Animator

Tad Gielow

Software Engineer

Matt Giovingo

Digital Effects Artist

Sean Joel Goldman

3-D Artist

Ed Gombert

Storyboard Artist

Allen Gonzales

Matte Painter

Juan Gonzales

Layout Artist

Amy Gordon

Layout Artist

David R Gordon

Software Engineer

Dean Gordon

Visual Effects Designer

Lesley Gore

Song Performer

Dipankar Goswamy

Animator

Anett Gough

Other

Stephanie Greco

Other

Rob Greenberg

Source Material

Ron Gress

Matte Painter

Stephen Gressak

Character Animation

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Larry Gritz

Rendering Artist

Julie Groll

Production Manager

John Grotelueschen

Special Effects Technician

Chris Guardino

Original Music

Dawn Guinta

Production

Chrissy Habblett

Software Engineer

Brad Haehnel

Music Scoring Mixer

Brian Hall

Software Engineer

Bill Haller

Animator

Yasser Hamed

Digital Effects Artist

Marvin Hamlisch

Song

Taigne Hammock

Software Engineer

Dave Hardin

Animator

Jim Harnish

Special Effects Technician

Cody Harrington

Animator

T C Harrison

Production

Matthew Hasselmann

Animator

Matt Hausman

Animation Supervisor

Alan Hawkins

Animator

Film Details

Also Known As
Het regent gehaktballen, Lluvia de albóndigas, Tempête de boulettes géantes
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Children
Family
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video January 5, 2010

Simon & Schuster published the children's book "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett in 1982.

Paul and Gaetan Brizzi previously attached to direct.

Released in United States Fall September 18, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 5, 2010

Released in United States Fall September 18, 2009