Dec 9 2008First Look at 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'

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Sony has released the first image from their adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and it is full of pastel iced cream. What do you guys think? I'm kind of liking the vaguely clay-like appearance, but I think I'd like the guy's character design more if it were less blatantly a youthful Inspector Gadget with roots for hair:


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Gadget seems alright with the issue, and impressed with my Photoshop finesse.

First Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Image [Cinema Blend]

Reader Comments

Ey Kathryn. Can I have your number?

I know you come to this site.

Peace

I can't decide what was funnier: Inspector Gadget with roots for hair or the guy hitting some chick up for her number in the comments.

That was my favorite book as a kid and the illustrations are really dark almost Edward Gorey-ish, this is total crap.

I think you just ruined the movie for me.
Everytime i'm gonna see that character i'm gonna think inspector gadget, and i hate that guy >.<

on another note, it could be and interesting movie from what i've seen and heard.

Yes @ 3 - the book is infinitely more interesting-looking than this generic Pixar-lookin' crap.

They've ruined my favourite children's book. The story was fine but the illustration work was stunning. this is terrible. *sigh*

Yeah, balls to the animation here, but points for your little photoshop diddly.

Double yes @ 3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is not a comedy, it's not candy-colored, and it doesn't have hipster-looking main characters. Fuck this noise.

Here you go Big G:

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L8R
Mwah!

they're making this a movie? that bums me out.

Reminds me of Stu Pickles.

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lol at Alena's robotic grassroots support. I FKN LOVED THIS BOOK. It was about food everywhere! I'm sooo hungry

I would like to see more before passing judgement, but the original illustrations were what engrained the book into my memory and I was hoping they would stay true to that. Hopefully the storyline, characters, and animation will make up for this visual 'update'.

this was my favorite book as a child. now it reminds me of a rugrats inspector gadget crossover episode. not cool.

I feel about this the same way I feel about the Coraline adaptation,th:ough much more mildly:

I don't mind the animation, but FUCK YOU THAT IS NOT HOW THE BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK/THE MOOD IT IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE ARRRGH.

Also, lollercaust over the Inspector gadget pic. I thought it looked like Claymation John Cusack.

The woman who wrote this book was my art teacher in lower school. Just an interesting concidence.

The woman who wrote this book was my art teacher in lower school. Just an interesting concidence.

Hmm.. not sure why people are dogging this- I saw the trailer the other day in 3d - Looks pretty sweet.

B.

but points for your little photoshop diddly.

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