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Thursday, September 26, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Cloudy 2's Cast Returns!

09.26.2013 – If you can’t get enough of the digital food spectacle that was seen in the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs then you must be craving for the sequel which has a tropical vibe on the soundtrack and even greater visuals that you might want to see.

But without the original animated feature’s cast there won’t be a sequel to anticipate. The original main voice cast, led by Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan and Neil Patrick Harris returns!

The gang is back taking them to new adventures in Sony Pictures Animation's mouth-watering 3D comedy “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.”

Flint Lockwood, you just saved Swallow Falls from giant foodstorm oblivion! What are you going to do next? How about – save the world… again? Seems that Flint’s most famous invention (the one that turns water into food – the one that caused that trouble last time) is still active and is now spewingout living food creatures – foodimals! Soon, it’s back to the island of Swallow Falls, with all of his friends in tow. Flint still feels responsible for the havoc that’s resulted from his invention – can he and his friends stop the foodimals before they take over the world?

The role is voiced by Bill Hader. “It’s great to be back in the spray-on shoes of Flint Lockwood,” says Hader. “In fact, it seems like I never left him behind – every month or so, I get to come into the booth and do Flint’s voice for a bit. I love it.”

“Flint is that guy who has good intentions – great intentions – but everything always goes wrong,” Hader continues. “On the other hand, he’s very driven and very confident, even when everybody else thinks he’s crazy. Actually, I feel a kinship with him – we’re both nerdy, nervous, and not great with girls.”

Flint Lockwood’s edible worldwide meteorological occurrences have catapulted Sam Sparks to TV stardom as weather watchers turned to her for updates during the “greatest weather phenomenon in history.” She is finally being accepted as a serious meteorologist who remains perky in the face of danger. Once Sam declared she “likelikes” Flint and wants him to be happy, there is no keeping her from joining him on the expedition back to Swallow Falls to save civilization from the invasion of gigantic living food creatures. But why doesn’t working together have that ol’ “thunder and lightning” that it once had?

Anna Faris reprises her role of Sam. “I was so proud of the way the first film turned out,” she says. “When you’re voicing a role in an animated movie, you’re working on it for a year but you don’t really know what it’s going to be until the end. It was amazing to see it all come together, the artistry involved was incredible, and it was so much fun.”

“Sam is one of the smarter characters I’ve played,” she laughs. “She’s bright and optimistic, she’s a leader but also supportive. She’s an adventurer, and she has a lot of compassion. I think she’s just a great gal.”

Flint’s proud father, Tim, is happiest when he is on his boat, floating around in search of his water-dwelling dinner. Tim still doesn’t get all of the fancy technology stuff that is such a big part of his son’s life. And Flint doesn’t ever need to hear another fishing metaphor ever again. So when the gang heads back to Swallow Falls to help save the world, Flint encourages his 49-year-old dad to stay home. Still, Tim insists on launching his fishing boat and coming along for the journey, even though Flint would prefer his old dad stayed home.

“He’s old-fashioned, slow-thinking, and opinionated – there’s not much to life for him beyond fishing. Not the sharpest tool,” says James Caan, who voices the role again. “But he’s also a very caring and loving father, just never knew how to say that.”

Still a primate of few words, Steve the Monkey has everything any guy would wish for in a best friend—except maybe a bigger vocabulary. Steve is still both a trusted colleague and a shining example of Flint’s best attempts at inventing—after all, Flint wouldn’t even get those single words from his buddy were it not for the Monkey Thought Translator. One never knows when the monkey’s particular point of view (or his size, or his climbing, or his lab skills) will come in handy.

And once again, the award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris provided the voice of Steve. “Normally you’re in this recording room and your inflection has to be perfect and you have to hit all of your Ts and Ps. On this, you just come in and you say ‘Hungry’ fifteen times. Or ‘Banana.’ Or ‘Steve,’” says Harris. “And then they start giving direction. ‘Yes, do it again, but a little louder.’ ‘Steve!’ ‘Now you’re scared. ‘Steve…’ ‘Yeah, but now you’re running.’ ‘Steve! Steve! Steve!’ The first time around, I kept thinking I was getting punked, but it turns out that I was actually in the movie.”

Opening across the Philippines in Octotber 9, 2013, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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