Back in 2009 I was pleasantly surprised by a little animated film called Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. I went in not expecting much above the average, but liking the voice cast well enough to check it out on my own. I came out of that screening a huge fan of the film and continuously smiling throughout the rest of the day thinking of the jokes and left of center humor the feature carried. I was more than pleased to hear there would be a sequel for the film and today we have the first trailer for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. The story picks up as our heroes Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) return to Swallow Falls to clean up the mess left behind from the first film. Upon arriving they find Flint's machine has created a world where the food is beginning to evolve and take on the form of animals and weird creatures. The animation looks fantastic here and some of the favorite characters from the original are returning as well. The makers also look to have succeeded in keeping the humor intact for this sequel. I laughed several times throughout the trailer and really appreciate the creativity put into the new inhabitants of Swallow Falls. That is what should drive every animated film, and like the original this looks like it is going to be a ton of fun with plenty of color and character for the young ones to enjoy while plenty of subdued humor to keep the adults chuckling and awake. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 also features the voices of Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews, and Neil Patrick Harris and opens in 3D on September 27th. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer.

Synopsis: In the wake of the disastrous food storm at the end of the first movie, Flint Lockwood and friends are forced to leave their town of Swallow Falls. But when it is discovered that sentient food beasts have overrun the island, they are asked to return to save the world…again.

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