Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: (Revenge of the Leftovers/Pickles to Pittsburgh) is an American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. The film is the sequel to the 2009 film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which was loosely based on Judi and Ron Barrett's book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It is being directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, produced by Kirk Bodyfelt, and executive produced by the directors of the first film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Distributed by Columbia Pictures, the film was released on September 27, 2013.
The screenplay was written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein and Erica Rivinoja, and it is based on an original idea and (possibly) Pickles to Pittsburgh, which is Barrett's follow-up book. Cloudy 2 will continue right after the first film, where a food making satellite gets out of control, but its creator, young inventor Flint, and his friends, eventually manage to stop it. In the sequel, Flint and his friends are forced to leave their home town, but when the food machine awakens, this time producing living food beasts, they must return to save the world.
Most of the main cast will reprise their roles: Bill Hader as Flint Lockwood, Anna Faris as Sam Sparks, James Caan as Tim Lockwood, Andy Samberg as Brent McHale, Neil Patrick Harris as Steve, and Benjamin Bratt as Manny. New cast includes Terry Crews, who replaced Mr. T as Officer Earl; Will Forte, who voiced Joseph Towne in the first film, is set to voice Chester V; and Kristen Schaal as orangutan Barb.
After the disastrous food storm in the first film caused by his machine, Flint Lockwood and his friends are forced to leave the town of Swallow Falls. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join Live Corp, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. As Flint works for Live Corp, he eventually ends up getting humiliated after he loses the vesting ceremony & accidentally activating his Party-In-a-Box at the wrong time. Eventually Flint is called back to live corp to investigate a problem that food animals are spawning,learning to swim & the FLDSMDFR still works. Flint accepts the mission, as he does so he gathers his friends and uses his Grocery Deliverator, but leans it only works on food and so Uses his dads boat Upon arriving back at Swallow Falls, Flint discovers that his machine has created mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons. When investigating an abandoned live corp Outpost, they Find a Strawberry named Barry, Flint is scared at first but then become okey with it. Flint and his friends become amazed by the food that has spawned, though makes Sam suspicious of Chester V's operations in swallow falls. .
The first news of the sequel came out in April 2010, when website Io9 reported that the original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, won't return for the sequel. In December 2011, it was reported that Cody Cameron, the story artist on the first film, and Kris Pearn, the head of story on the first, are set to direct the sequel, with Lord and Miller serving as exec-producers. John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein and Erica Rivinoja wrote the screenplay, which is based on an original idea, and not on Pickles to Pittsburgh, Barrett's follow-up book. In February 2012, it was announced that the sequel would be titled Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, but has since been retitled Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The film was originally scheduled for release on December 20, 2013, then pushed to February 7, 2014, before moving up to September 27, 2013. The music will be composed again by Mark Mothersbaugh.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 28, 2014.