One of my favorite animated films of the last few years was Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The film is incredibly funny, delightfully goofy, and has a strong emotional center that grounds the story. It didn’t come as a surprise when I learned that it was directed by Clone High alums Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and it also didn’t come as a surprise when Lord and Miller rose to prominence with their subsequent features 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie. The sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, was in no way a disappointment, and now Sony is looking to further the delicious story in TV form.
Sony announced today that it is developing twenty-six 22-minute traditionally animated episodes of a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs TV show with DHX Media. The show will be a prequel series that focuses on the teen years of Flint Lockwood, with plenty of familiar faces popping up along the way. The Cloudy 2 Blu-ray included a collection of traditionally animated shorts that were quite fun so there’s plenty of promise in this Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series idea. More after the jump, including the official synopsis.