Four years on from the original blockbuster, Sony Animation are back for more this year, bringing us Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

The studio have had a solid run in recent years, with successes like Hotel Transylvania and The Smurfs, and this year is sure to be another huge year for them, with two sequels out in the next few months, with Cloudy 2 preceded by The Smurfs 2 next month.

We saw the rather great first trailer for the animated sequel earlier in the year. And with a new trailer expected to surface soon, USA Today have got a sneak peek at a handful of new images, along with a character reel introducing us to some of the new foodimals.

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!

Anna Faris and Bill Hader are back at the top of the brilliant voice cast, joined by Andy Samberg, James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal, Will Forte, and Benjamin Bratt.

Co-directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn are behind the camera, directing from a script they co-wrote with the brilliant duo of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Horrible Bosses).

With The Lego Movie taking priority, original co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller decided not to direct the sequel, but have stayed on board as executive producers instead.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will hit cinemas in 3D on  September 27th in the US, with its UK release date following soon after on 25th October. For now, here are the new foodimals, tell us which is your favourite in the comments.



Barry the Strawberry




The Pickles


The Tacodile


The Mosquitoast


The Fruit Cockatiel, Leek and Meatbalrus