Soon, we'll be seeing watermelephants, tacodiles, shrimpanzees, and apple pie-thons in Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers
— the sequel to the 2009 animated movie based on the beloved children's book, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
. Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader), the young inventor who mutates water into food and makes it rain cheeseburgers, pancakes and other noms, will return to his role. Meteorologist and Flint's ladylove Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) will also return to Swallow Falls, where she'll aid the wrangling of the aforementioned edible monstrosities. “Magically, every creature is a combination of a food item and an animal that results in just a cringeworthy pun,” producer Kirk Bodyfelt told EW’s Family Room
. James Caan, Benjamin Bratt and Andy Samberg will also make a comeback.
SNL's Will Forte played Chewandswallow Joseph Towne and will return as "full-on oddball-scientist mode as Chester V (That’s V like the letter, not the Roman numeral for '5'). V is a world-famous super-inventor who commands the film’s other new cast member — Barb, the lipstick-wearing, talking orangutan (voiced by The Daily Show‘s Kristen Schaal)." He runs an Apple and Google-esque company called Live Corp that is charged with the task of cleaning up the fallen food on the island. "He’s Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Indiana Jones rolled into one," Bodyfelt told the website. Barb on the other hand is "an orangutan with a human brain inside her monkey brain — like a turducken." EW revealed that, "in the sequel, the machine is still sputtering away somewhere — only now it’s pumping out living pickles, a walking, gibberish-talking strawberry named Barry, and creatures like the giant, french-fry-legged bacon cheesespider, which lords over the abandoned town like a massive cholesterol-spiking tarantula." The Expendables' Terry Crews completes the new cast so far, replacing Mr. T who declined working on part two (sad face).
Cody Cameron (story artist on Shrek, Surf’s Up and the original Cloudy) and Kris Pearn (head of story on the first Cloudy and the story supervisor on Arthur Christmas) take over directorial duties for Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers in 3D, which opens in theaters on February 7, 2014.