Cartoon Network announced a new TV series today, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”. The show will make its series premiere on Monday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Sony and Cartoon Network will bring the franchise to television next month, with a new animated style and a long list of recurring characters.
The animated-comedy series is based on Sony Pictures Animation’s 2009 animated feature comedy “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and its 2013 sequel, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”. The original film in the franchise made over $124M domestically and grossed $243M worldwide. The sequel pulled in over $119M domestically, and over $274M globally. The TV series is produced by DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Corus Entertainment.
The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series takes place before giant food rains down on Swallow Falls. Sardines are still the driving force behind the town’s booming economy. Favorite character Flint Lockwood returns as a teenager trying to change the world one invention at a time. Lucky for him, his best friend and aspiring meteorologist Sam Sparks is there to lend a hand. All of the great characters from the film return including Flint’s dad, Tim; Flint’s lab assistant, Steve the monkey; Earl, the school’s busiest teacher; Manny, the head of the school’s audiovisual department; Brent, the local teenage celebrity and captain of the mascot team; and Mayor Shelbourne, who wins every election with a pro-sardine platform, and more.
A sneak peek of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will also premiere Monday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network and audiences can see it first on the Cartoon Network app. You can watch the ‘First Look‘ trailer below. If you have seen the films, then you should recognize quite a few of the popular characters we mentioned earlier.
Fans of the franchise can set a reminder to watch the show on Monday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m, on Cartoon Network.