WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
OVERVIEW: Sony Pictures Animation’s smash hit Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs serves up a hilarious, mouth-watering food storm of epic portions on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, 2-Disc super-size DVD, 1-Disc DVD, and PSP January 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the beloved bestselling children’s book, the CG animated film features the all-star voice talents of Bill Hader (Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian), Anna Faris (House Bunny, Scary Movie franchise), James Caan (Get Smart, TV’s “Las Vegas”), Andy Samberg (TV’s “SNL”), Mr. T (Rocky 3, TV’s “The A-Team”), and Neil Patrick Harris (TV’s “How I Met Your Mother”) in the story of Flint, an outcast inventor who creates a machine that rains down food on his hungry town.
SYNOPSIS: When Flint Lockwood's (Bill Hader) latest contraption accidentally destroys the town square and rockets up into the clouds, he thinks his inventing career is over. Then, something amazing happens as delicious cheeseburgers start raining from the sky. His machine actually works! But when people greedily ask for more and more food, the machine starts to run amok, unleashing spaghetti tornadoes and giant meatballs that threaten the world! Now it's up to Flint with the help of weather girl Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) and Steve, his talking monkey assistant, to find some way to shut down the machine before the world is covered in super-sized meatballs!
DVD: The film is
presented in widescreen with a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its theatrical
Entertainment has done it again with this transfer. Not only the picture looks
excellent in this release, also the sound it is good. A
Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and
Spanish 5.1 Surround providing a nice complement to the
picture it also includes English, French and Spanish
In terms of Special Features the DVD includes both widescreen and full-frame presentations of the feature, plus director’s commentary with actor Bill Hader.It also includes a second disc loaded with bonus materials including the behind-the-scenes featurettes “How Food Falls: The Making of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” and “Voice Off,” a look at the voice cast and characters. Also included are a hilarious selection of deleted scenes with an introduction by the visual effects supervisor, a music video and interactive sing-a-long for “Raining Sunshine” performed by Miranda Cosgrove (TV’s “iCarly”) and an exciting “Food Fight” game, where players can help Flint battle against rogue food by navigating his spaceship and avoiding hits from flying pizzas and gummy bears.
Overall Cloudy With A Chance of
Meatballs was one of the big surprises of 2009. The film has
enough kids entertainment as well as adult fun to make it one of
the best family film of 2009.
Widescreen (2.35:1) [16:9 Transfer]
French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish and
Full frame and Widescreen presentation of the feature
Feeding America PSA
All the material from the 1-Disc DVD, plus:
Featurette: “How Food Falls: The Making of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
Featurette: “Voice Off”
Miranda Cosgrove “Raining Sunshine: Music Video
Interactive “Raining Sunshine” Sing-a-Long
Food Fight Game
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