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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
  • Pam Marsden
  • Kirk Bodyfelt
Screenplay by
  • John Francis Daley
  • Jonathan Goldstein
  • Erica Rivinoja
Story by
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Editing by Robert Fisher, Jr.
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date(s) September 27, 2013 (2013-09-27)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $78 million
Money made $274.3 million

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (also known as Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers in the working title) is a 2013 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The sequel to 2009's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (which in turn was loosely based on Judi and Ron Barrett's book of the same name, however the film is not based on the book's sequel, Pickles to Pittsburgh), the film was directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller returning as executive producers. Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, and Benjamin Bratt reprise their roles from the first film, while Will Forte, who voiced Joseph Towne in the first film, voices Chester V. in this one. New cast members include Kristen Schaal as orangutan Barb and Terry Crews as Officer Earl, replacing Mr. T in the role. The film's plot involves Flint Lockwood and his friends returning to Chewandswallow to save the world after the presumably-destroyed FLDSMDFR reawakens, this time producing sentient food animals.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 was released in the United States on September 27, 2013, and grossed over $274 million worldwide against its budget of $78 million, slightly more than its predecessor. It received generally positive reviews from critics, though it was deemed inferior to its predecessor.


Following the events of the first film, inventor Flint Lockwood and his friends celebrate their success in saving the world from the food storm created by the "Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator" (FLDSMDFR). Chester V., the CEO of Live Corp and Flint's childhood idol, offers his company's services to help clean up the mess left by the storm. He hires Flint, but during his short tenure at Live Corp, Flint enters a competition for a promotion only to humiliate himself during a presentation.

Chester shows Flint that the FLDSMDFR is still functioning and creating food-animal hybrids (foodimals), one of which attacked his employees stationed on Swallow Falls. Chester tells Flint that he needs to travel alone to the island, find the FLDSMDFR, and insert a USB with a kill code to stop it. However, Flint gathers a team: his girlfriend Sam Sparks; her cameraman Manny; police officer Earl; Steve, Flint's pet monkey; and reformed bully “Chicken” Brent McHale. Flint also grudgingly accepts the help of Tim, his widowed father, who takes them to the island using his fishing boat. When Chester learns that Flint is not alone, he and his much-abused orangutan assistant Barb gather some Live Corp employees and follow.

While Tim stays on the boat, making friends with some living pickles and teaching them to fish, Flint and his friends work their way through the jungle-like environment that now completely covers Swallow Falls. They encounter more foodimals, such as sushisheep, shrimp chimpanzees, taco crocodile, watermelon elephant, and a living strawberry they name "Barry". A giant cheeseburger spider chases Flint and the gang, but Chester arrives, scaring it off and joining in the mission. Sam becomes suspicious of Chester's motives, as his claims that the foodimals are dangerous do not align with what they have observed already, and the others start to agree. Flint is too afraid of failure to listen, eventually leading to Sam and the gang striking out on their own. They meet up with and befriend the cheespider, realizing she only hurts people wearing Live Corp gear. When Manny deduces that the foodimals have realized "live" is merely meant to be an anagram of "evil", a Live Corp security team ambushes and takes them captive.

Flint, Barb, and Chester finally track down the FLDSMDFR, but after meeting and befriending some living marshmallows it created, Flint defies Chester and refuses to use the kill code. Chester knocks Flint into a river, where he is rescued by the marshmallows and reunites with Tim. Chester uses the device, which actually is a hacking device, to reprogram and steal the machine. The Lockwoods realize that, without the FLDSMDFR, the existing foodimals will die out. As Flint offers his condolences, he is surprised to discover that the foodimals, having watched old footage of Flint inventing the FLDSMDFR, have dubbed him "Nwoo," the creator, and revere him. Inspired, Flint vows to get his machine and his friends back.

Tim and the foodimals help Flint and Barry sneak into the Live Corp base, where some captive foodimals are freed by Barry and proceed to drive away the Live Corp employees. When cornered, Chester threatens to put Flint's friends in his food bar machine, which is also the fate he had designed for all foodimals and the reason he wanted to find the FLDSMDFR in the first place. He fires Barb when she objects to the violence, but Flint is able to overpower him with his inventions and frees his friends. Chester attempts to escape with the FLDSMDFR but Barb, having had enough with Chester's cruelty towards her, steals it back and he is eaten by the Cheespider. Flint returns the FLDSMDFR to where he found it and restores it to normal. Flint reconciles with Sam, the gang, and Tim, who lets him try out fishing for the first time. It is shown during the closing credits that the residents of Swallow Falls have returned to their proper homes, adapting to the altered ecosystem and happily continuing their lives. The FLDSMDFR still continues foodimal production, and they live peacefully alongside the humans.

In a mid credits scene, Barb develops a crush on Steve, attempting to ask him on a date.

Voice cast

Bill Hader, Anna Faris and Terry Crews at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International promoting Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
Anna Faris, Benjamin Bratt on Dulce Osuna
Anna Faris, Benjamin Bratt interviewed about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 in 2013
  • Bill Hader as Flint Lockwood: an inventor and Sam's boyfriend.
    • Hader also voices the FLDSMDFR, as he did in the first movie.
      • Bridget Hoffman as Young Flint Lockwood. She replaces Max Neuwirth for the role.
  • Anna Faris as Sam Sparks: a weather intern from New York City and Flint's girlfriend.
  • Will Forte as Chester V: Flint’s childhood idol who is a world-famous super-inventor and the head of Live Corp. Forte was the voice of Joe Towne from the first movie.
  • Andy Samberg as "Chicken" Brent McHale: Flint’s old bully and an infamous/former celebrity mascot of Baby Brent's Sardines, now known as Chicken Brent after fighting sentient food in the first film while inside a giant rotisserie chicken.
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Steve: Flint's pet vervet monkey who communicates using a Speak and Spell monkey thought translator Flint invented; however, he only has a limited vocabulary and mostly just says his name, says a few random things, and reminds Flint that he's hungry. He is later Barb's love interest.
  • Benjamin Bratt as Manny: Sam's Guatemalan cameraman and a former doctor, pilot, and comedian.
  • Terry Crews as Earl Devereaux: the town's athletic cop. He was previously voiced by Mr. T from the first film.
  • Kristen Schaal as Barb: Chester V's talking and lipstick-wearing orangutan with a human brain. She later has a crush on Steve.
  • James Caan as Tim: Flint's widowed father who loves to fish.
  • Cody Cameron as Barry the Strawberry and Dill Pickles.
  • Khamani Griffin as Calvin "Cal" Devereaux: Earl's son. He was previously voiced by Bobb'e J. Thompson from the first film.
  • Al Roker as Patrick Patrickson: the anchorman of the weather station.
  • Melissa Sturm as Sentinel Louise and Live Corp Scientist.
  • Kris Pearn as Shrimpanzees, Sentinel Peter, and Labcoat Jenny.
  • Craig Kellman as Flintly McCallahan and Idea Pants Guy.
  • Chris Milano as the Flying Frog.

Video games

A video game titled Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, published by GameMill Entertainment, was released on September 24, 2013 for Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. Its gameplay mechanic is similar to Fruit Ninja.

A free mobile game titled Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Foodimal Frenzy was developed by PlayFirst and released for both iOS and Android devices. The game is no longer available on App Stores.

A downloadable app titled Foodimal Funimal was released for free by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on iOS and Android mobile devices on August 20, 2013.

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