SAN FRANCISCO - Sep. 19, 2012 - Leading mobile game developer PlayFirst, in cooperation with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, today announced the release of the official mobile game for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, in theaters September 27. Free for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and on Google Play™, the fast-paced arcade puzzle game features beloved characters from the film series, including brainy inventor Flint Lockwood and his lab partner Steve the Monkey, on their perilous quest through the island of Swallow Falls. Throughout the game, players encounter and rescue foodimals, food-animal hybrids, and must chain and match as many of them as possible in sixty seconds to complete goals and progress through the island.
To conquer the most challenging of objectives, players can rely on Flint’s wild and ingenious inventions such as the Celebrationator and the Foodbar Unwrapifier. As they make their way across the island, players will unlock one-of-a-kind collectibles and gain access to exciting new environments like Cheespider Lair and Pickle Village, where fans of both the film and all things adorable will be thrilled to encounter a variety of new delightfully delectable foodimals and game modes.
“The official Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 game gives fans the opportunity to visit the fun and vibrant world of Swallow Falls and interact with its memorable cast of characters both before and after seeing the movie ,” said Mark Caplan, Vice President of Consumer Products at Sony Pictures. “We’re excited to extend the experience of the movie through the game to bring families and filmgoers of all ages together.”
“With our previous collaborations with Sony Pictures on the Hotel Transylvania Dash® and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones mobile games, we saw players continue to engage with the game long after the release of the film,” said Marco DeMiroz, CEO and president of PlayFirst. “It is important to us that the charming characters and the humorous fun of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 are expressed throughout the game, and that was the driving force behind the design.”
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 follows the success of PlayFirst and Sony Pictures’ mobile title collaborations for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Hotel Transylvania Dash®. With the release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones game, PlayFirst’s portfolio reached a milestone of over 15 million monthly active users.
About the Movie
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where Sony Pictures Animation’s mouth-watering comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention -- a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals – "foodimals!" Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world – again! Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Screenplay by Erica Rivinoja and John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. Story by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and Erica Rivinoja. Inspired by the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Produced by Pam Marsden and Kirk Bodyfelt.
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About Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and the 2009 mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs—with the family comedy Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 in theaters September 2013. Sony Pictures Animation will also release a brand new mini-movie on DVD and television this Fall, The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow. The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films: the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. In 2007, Surf's Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise, turned 10 in 2012. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.
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