Update: I didn’t realize, but the the trailer is already out. I could probably watch computer animated food gloriously falling out of the sky for two hours, but it looks like most of it will be a not-so-interesting backstory.

This seems to be a big year for classic children’s books turned into movies. That is, I just heard about one more aside from Where the Wild Things Are, so I’m calling it a trend.


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was another one of my favorite books as a kid, and Sony Pictures is apparently releasing the computer animated movie this September. Unlike Wild Things, It looks like there isn’t an attempt to capture the fun visual style that makes the picture book so special, so that makes it less exiting. But my favorite Bill Hader of Saturday Night Live is in the cast, it seems, and that’s a big plus.

3 thoughts on “Meatballs

  1. This was one of my favorite books too, and I’m a little nervous about the movie. They’ve changed the plot quite a bit – it’s no longer just a fantasy world where food ALWAYS fell from the sky until things started going wrong, now it’s an inventor who started making stuff happen. Hrm. We’ll see!

  2. You guys are taking this a lot better than I did when I heard about the movie! I grew up with the book to, and this seems so very, very different. For me, it’s tough to separate the movie from the book and judge the movie as an independent story. I just keep thinking, “but it’s sooo different from the book!”

    Also, the part in the preview where they dive into a big pool of Jello (and get stuck!) gives me the willies.

  3. As long as they never make The Giving Tree into a CG movie. That would just ruin it. Unless they copied the book. Then maybe.

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