You may have seen a meteor shower, but you’ve never seen a shower “meatier” than this. The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs TV show is slated to premiere on Cartoon Network in the US and Teletoon in Canada, in 2017. The 2D animated TV series will air on Turner channels in European, Middle Eastern, African, Asian-Pacific, and Latin American markets.
The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs TV series, based on the Sony Pictures Animation feature film franchise, is produced in partnership with DHX Media and commissioned by Teletoon in Canada. The first season consists of 26 half-hour episodes and is set, “…before giant food came raining down on Swallow Falls.” Featured characters include: Flint Lockwood, Sam Sparks, Tim Lockwood, Steve the Monkey, Manny, Earl, Brent, and Mayor Shelbourne.
Sony Pictures Animation says:
TV SERIES/CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, is developing and producing twenty-six 22-minute, traditionally animated small-screen episodes of Sony Pictures Animation’s blockbuster film franchise.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series takes place before giant food came raining down on Swallow Falls. Flint Lockwood is a high school tween with big dreams. Swallow Falls is a blue-collar town where sardines are driving a booming economy. But Flint suffers from NFD: Non Fish-related Dreams. He wants to be a serious scientist and maybe one day not have his inventions blow up in his face.
Along for the ride is Sam Sparks, who’s the new girl in town and the school’s newest wannabe ace reporter. These two outsiders come together for laughs and comedic adventures with all the great characters from the film: Flint’s Dad Tim, Steve the Monkey, Manny the head of the school’s audiovisual, school gym teacher Earl before he becomes a cop, Brent who still models baby wear, and Mayor Shelbourne, who wins every election on the pro-sardine platform.
Internationally, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series will air on Turner Broadcasting’s Boomerang and is set to debut in Fall 2017.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs TV series? Will you check it out, when it premieres?