Cloudy-with-a-Chance-of-Meatballs-2-PosterSony Pictures Animation’s anticipated sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, arrives in theatres later this year, and we’re definitely looking forward to its return.

The 2009 original film took just shy of a quarter of a billion dollars for the studio, launching the feature careers of then-debut directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Lord and Miller have since gone on to direct last year’s 21 Jump Street and next year’s anticipated LEGO movie. And so the studio have handed the reigns to new debut directors, Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, with Lord and Miller serving as executive producers.

We saw the first trailer and poster debut earlier in the year. And now Sony Animation have released the first featurette for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, with the ever-brilliant Terry Crews giving us an inside look.

When inventor Flint Lockwood discovers that his most infamous machine – the FLDSMDFR – is still operating and is now creating giant mutant food beasts that threaten to destroy civilization, he knows he’s the only one who can stop it. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Flint and his friends must embark on a dangerously delicious mission battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world… again!

Bill Hader and Anna Faris return as the leads for the voice cast, with another great supporting cast, headed up by Andy Samberg, James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal, Will Forte, and Benjamin Bratt.

Cameron and Pearn are directing from a script co-written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Horrible Bosses), which pretty much guarantees comedy brilliance.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be released in 3D on September 27th in the US, with its UK release date set a little later on 25th October. Whilst we wait, here’s the great new featurette to give you a taste of what to expect. Enjoy.

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