Monday, July 6, 2009

'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' trailer

Sony Pictures Animation has just released its second -- and I think better -- trailer for its first 3-D animated movie "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

The movie, which boasts a voice cast including Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg and -- wait for it -- Mr T. (!), opens in theaters Sept. 18.

The story, based on the children's book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett, revolves around a town so down on its luck that its residents have to eat sardines. And because sardines are "super gross" (and super cheap, too, I'm guessing), a kooky inventor figures out a way to make cheeseburgers and pancakes fall from the sky like rain. Mmm, pancakes. But flying ginormous food turns out to be another problem in and of itself.

Wonder if Sony can compete with the likes of Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks Animation in the 3-D department. We'll see.

In the meantime, while you wait for September to roll around, Sony has created an online game where you can have a food fight with Steve the Monkey (voiced in the movie by the awesome Neil Patrick Harris).

This could get addictive. After all, who doesn't enjoy throwing cherry pie and whipped cream at a monkey?

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