Cartoon Network USA Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Sneak Peek
Cartoon Network USA has uploaded a sneak peek of the upcoming new animated show from Sony Pictures Animation – Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: The Animated Series. The new series is a prequel to the popular movie franchise, of a which a young Flint Lockwood has ambitions to become a respected scientist and inventor and his friend Sam Sparks has ambitions to become a news reporter.
In the sneak peek, Flint Lockwood creates an invention to help him take out the garbage, but unfortunately for the town of Swallow Falls, Flint’s Trash-Bot seems to have its own idea of what (and whom) constitutes as “trash”! Flint’s ambition of becoming a scientist and inventor has its consequences along the way causing mayhem in Swallow Falls.
The show is animated in 2D using Toon Boom’s Toon Boom Harmony animation software, a departure from the movie franchise’s 3D CGI animation. Turner also owns the international broadcasting rights to Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: The Series, the show will soon air on Boomerang in international markets including Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
Cartoon Network USA To Air Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Animated Series
Sony Pictures Animation announced their 2017-2018 animation slate yesterday (20/06/2016), Sony Pictures Animation’s press release confirms that Cartoon Network USA will also air the series in 2017. International versions of Turner’s kids channels in Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific already confirmed that they will air the new series back in October 2015. The new series is a prequel to the popular movie franchise, of a which a young Flint Lockwood has ambitions to become a respected scientist and inventor. The first season of the new series will have twenty-six 22-minute episodes and is animated by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by DHX Media.
About The Series from the DHX Media Press Release:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series takes place before giant food came raining down on Swallow Falls. Flint Lockwood is a high school tween with big dreams. Swallow Falls is a blue-collar town where sardines are driving a booming economy. But Flint suffers from NFD: Non Fish-related Dreams. He wants to be a serious scientist and maybe one day not have his inventions blow up in his face.
Along for the ride is Sam Sparks, who’s the new girl in town and the school’s newest wannabe ace reporter. These two outsiders come together for laughs and comedic adventures with all the great characters from the film: Flint’s Dad Tim, Steve the Monkey, Manny the head of the school’s audiovisual, school gym teacher Earl before he becomes a cop, Brent who still models baby wear, and Mayor Shelbourne, who wins every election on the pro-sardine platform.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS is slated for its television series incarnation airdate in 2017. The 2D animated small-screen series, produced in partnership with DHX Media and commissioned by TELETOON in Canada, will expand on the adventures of the computer-animated feature films and will air on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and Turner channels across EMEA, APAC and Latin American markets.
Boomerang International Feeds Get Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Animated Series
Turner Broadcasting System and DHX Media have reached a deal to buy the broadcasting rights for the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series, based on the Sony Pictures Animation film franchise. The animated series is currently being produced by DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation. The animated series was commissioned by Teletoon in Canada and will be aired on Boomerang feeds worldwide outside the United States which include local variants of Boomerang in Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific area and Latin America.
Josh Scherba, the senior VP of distribution at DHX Media stated that the success of the movie was the reason for new the TV series:
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has a huge global fan base following the successful movie franchise and we are confident that the equally wacky and wonderful TV series will resonate with children and families globally.”
Cecilia Persson, the VP of acquisitions and co-productions for international at Turner Broadcasting, stated that Boomerang is always looking for great new content for their channel and believe that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a great show for their channel.
“As we continue to expand our programming lineup, we’re on the lookout for great content that whole families can enjoy. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs offers exactly that and we’re delighted to have acquired the series for Boomerang right across our international markets.”
Rick Mischel, executive producer at Sony Pictures Animation is excited that Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is about to have its very own show and revealed a bit of the premise for the new show:
“We’re really excited to see the comedy and heart of Cloudy packed into a TV series. This brand has fans worldwide, and now they get to go back and see all the adventures of Flint and Sam as teenagers.”