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January 28, 2014 DVD, Blu-ray and 3D: 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2'

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Genius inventor Flint Lockwood and the Swallow Falls gang are back for an all-new deliciously fun adventure in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. In this sequel to the mouthwatering food-fight adventure film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Bill Hader leads the returning all-star cast that features Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt and Neil Patrick Harris. Newcomers include Kristen Schaal, Will Forte and Terry Crews. It is directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, and was written by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Erica Rivinoja. The screenplay is by Erica Rivinoja, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, inspired by the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett.

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After Flint and his friends saved Swallow Falls from being obliterated by falling food, cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes in the last film, they were relocated to San Franjose, California. Meanwhile super-inventor Chester V, the CEO of Live Corp and Flint’s new boss, gets the task to clean up the mess caused by the FLDSMDFR (Flint Lockwood's Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator), a machine that turned water into food. At first Flint thinks the infamous machine was destroyed when he saved the world, however soon he learns it had survived and their island has turned into a home for food-animals or "Food-imals” that are attacking humans and are going to destroy Lady Liberty -- the only monument that survived the last film. Now, Flint and his friends must embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheesespiders and other foodimals to save the world once more and destroy the machine once and for all.

The DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D are stuffed with filmmaker commentary, deleted scenes and seven behind-the-scenes featurettes, including candid interviews with the animators and voice talent, and a look at the stunning end credits and all-new, making-of-the-music video from fan-favorite Cody Simpson. Exclusive to Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D are four mini-movies directed by animation veteran David Feiss. The first all-new mini-movie, “Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear,” finds Steve chasing a mischievous gummi that misused one of Flint’s inventions to grow into a 50-foot beast. In the second never-before-seen mini-movie, “Steve’s First Bath,” Flint must quickly alter his plans for a romantic date with Sam after his monkey-cleaning invention goes awry. Two additional previously released mini-movies, “Super Manny” and “Earl Scouts,” are also included, along with strawberry-scented scratch ‘n sniff packaging.

Cast:

  • Bill Hader as Flint Lockwood
  • Bridget Hoffman as Young Flint Lockwood
  • Anna Faris as Samantha "Sam" Sparks
  • James Caan as Tim Lockwood
  • Will Forte as Chester V
  • Andy Samberg as Brent McHale
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Steve the Monkey
  • Benjamin Bratt as Manny
  • Terry Crews as Officer Earl Devereaux
  • Kristen Schaal as Barb
  • Khamani Griffin as Cal Devereaux
  • Al Roker as Patrick Patrickson
  • Cody Cameron as Barry the Strawberry / Dill Pickles
  • Melissa Sturm as Sentinel Louise / Live Corp Scientist
  • Kris Pearn as Shrimpanzees / Sentinel Peter / Labcoat Jenny
  • Craig Kellman as Fintly McCallahan

DVD Special Features:

  • Filmmaker Commentary with Directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn
  • Anatomy of a Foodimal - Flamangos, Cheesespiders, Hippotatomuses! Oh my! Sit down with filmmakers to discuss the inspiration behind these wacky food-animal hybrids that have taken over Swallow Falls, and chat with the gang to find out how they came up with the Food-imal's creative and amusing names.
  • Production Design: Back in the Kitchen - Where do you go after it rains cheeseburgers all over Swallow Falls? Back to the kitchen of course! Hear from filmmakers Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn on how they came up with stories and jokes for the film.
  • Awesome End Credits - Dive into the end credit sequence with the filmmakers and discover how they used a mix of 3D, 2D, stop motion and live action.
  • Cloudy Café: Who’s On the Menu? – Hear from newcomers Will Forte and Kristen Schaal about what drew them (pun intended) to this animated feature and how they "discovered" the voices of Chester V and Barb. Then, sit down with Terry Crews, as he steps into the pair of size 12 shoes left by Mr. T to portray Officer Earl Devereaux. Plus, hear from all your returning favorites including Anna Ferris and Bill Hader.
  • Building the Foodimals - Animators discuss creating and animating the foodimals.
  • The Sasquash - Exploring all the places in the film that the sneaky Sasquash is hiding.
  • Delicious Production Design - Animators discuss the design of the film
  • Cody Simpson “La Da Dee” Music Video & Making of the Video Featurette

Blu-ray Special Features:

Includes all DVD Special Features plus:

  • Four Mini-Movies:
    o “Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear” – Flint’s mischievous gummi bear grows to 50-feet by using his new food-modifying invention while Steve is in charge. Steve must frantically chase the gummi bear and transform him back to normal size before Flint returns to the lab. *All-New*
    o “Steve’s First Bath” - Flint’s failed date with Sam is because of Steve’s mischievous ways. *All-New*
    o “Super Manny” - Manny, the Jack of all trades, saves an adorable kitty with his many skills.
    o “Earl Scouts” – The Foodimals join Earl's scouting program but are very competitive.
  • Deleted Scenes

Blu-ray 3D Special Features:

Includes all Blu-ray Special Features plus:

  • 3D Version of the Film

Exclusives:

Check out the slideshow to see what the exclusives look like.

Coupons:

  • $5 off Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (found in Jan./Feb. edition of Food Network Magazine) - Expires 3/31/14
  • $5 off Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack (found in White Castle Sliders 6-pack) - Expires 5/31/14
  • $5 off Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 when you rent it first at Redbox

Best Deals:

  • Target - Free popcorn and medium fountain soda at the Target Café when you buy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. See coupon on movie packaging for details.

Best Prices:

DVD (includes UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $15.99 at Toys R Us, $17.99 at Amazon.com, Target, $19.96 at Walmart.com, $19.99 at Best Buy

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $19.99 at Toys R Us, $22.99 at Amazon.com, Target, $24.96 at Walmart.com, $24.99 at Best Buy

Blu-ray 2D+3D Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $22.99 at GoHastings.com, $29.96 at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, $29.99 at Best Buy, Target

Best Buy exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack with Barry Strawberry plush toy - $24.99

Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack with bonus DVD disc - $22.99

Walmart exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack Gift Set with lunch box - $24.96

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