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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2010, original release: 2009)
(Blu-ray)

Call Number J/BLU-RAY/FICTION/CLOUDY
J/BLU-RAY/FICTION/CLOUDY
J/BLU-RAY/FICTION/CLOUDY

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LocationCall NumberItem Status
Kids' MoviesJ/BLU-RAY/FICTION/CLOUDYDue 07-27-14
Kids' MoviesJ/BLU-RAY/FICTION/CLOUDYDue 07-28-14
Kids' MoviesJ/BLU-RAY/FICTION/CLOUDYJust Returned
Published: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010]
Edition:  Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack
Description:  2 videodisc (90 min. each) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 0043396215665,
Language:  English


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Blu-ray disc and will not play in a standard DVD player. Requires Blu-ray player or Playstation 3

Container states DVD contains both a full screen and widescreen version. However it technically contains two widescreen versions with different aspect ratios (1.78:1 & 2.35:1)

"Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital copy"--Container

Originally released as a motion picture in 2009

Based on the book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett

Edition statement from container spine

Blu-Ray special features: A Recipe for Success: The Making of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs ; "Raining Sunshine" Music Video by iCarly's Miranda Cosgrove ; Interactive "Raining Sunshine" Sing-A-Long ; Behind the Scenes of Miranda Cosgrove's "Raining Sunshine" Music Video ; Key Ingredients: The Voices of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs ; Extended Scenes ; Progression Reels with Introductions by Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Bredow ; Early Development Scenes ; Directors' Commentary with Bill Hader. Blu-Ray exclusives: Interactive "Splat" Button (Throw Food at the Screen While You Watch the Movie!) ; Flint's Food Fight Game - enhanced for Blu-ray ; A PSP digital copy of the film to transfer via your Playstation 3

DVD special features: Directors' Commentary with Bill Hader

Voices: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Al Roker, Lauren Graham, Will Forte, Peter Siragusa, Angela Shelton

In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, a young inventor hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow find their eating habits drastically changed

Rating: PG; for brief mild language

Blu-ray Disc, regions (A)(B)(C) 1080p high definition widescreen (2.35:1)

DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1 & 2.35:1), Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-Ray: English, French (DTS-HD 5.1), and Spanish (DTS 5.1) dialogue; with English, French or Spanish subtitles

DVD: (5.1 Dolby digital) English, French, and Spanish dialogue; with English, French or Spanish subtitles

Closed-captioned

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Delectable!


"Have you ever felt like you were a little bit different? Like you had something unique to offer the world, if you could just get people to see it. Then you know exactly how it felt to be me."
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a film that embraces quirks, individuality, and good humor. It is loosely based on a children's book with the same title, by Judi Barrett.  In this story, we follow protagonist Flint Lockwood's dream of being an amazing inventor. Unfortunately, his inventions do not always succeed as planned. In the meantime, his colorful life and enthusiasm clash hilariously with his drab hometown, Swallow Falls, whose only claim to fame is sardine-canning culture. When the world realizes sardines are "super gross," the citizens are stuck eating all the leftover sardines. Pickled, fried, poached, boiled, juiced... Cue our hero!

Flint manages to create the FLDSMDFR, which takes in clouds and spits out delicious food. Best of all, it works! So, naturally, Flint's invention takes the town by storm. Among other delightful characters, the food weather captures the attention of amateur weather girl, Sam Sparks, who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior, and quickly finds a kindred spirit in Flint.
But is bigger always better? Do we really need to tweak and lose our true selves to please others?

Flint's story is hilarious and heartwarming, and frankly, I enjoyed it more than the latest Pixar releases. The script and jokes are perfect for children and adults--I had to pause the film several times because I couldn't stop laughing! This film doesn't solely depend upon A-list stars to draw in an audience. I found that the characters were beautifully developed in this tale of parental recognition, portion sizes, and self-confidence.
Bring a smile and your biggest appetite for adventure when you see this film! After all, "there's diem to carpe!"

 
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