Note, I am speaking of the first film, not the sequel (Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs II) that appeared in theatres last week. I knew that certain people in my life would be seeing that sequel, and so I went about getting my hands on the first film.
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett and Illustrated by Ron Barrett is a well known children's storybook. It has sold over three million copies since its publication in 1982. Children all over the world have become familiar with this book. It brings humor, fantasy, and imagination into classrooms throughout. Children have the chance to imagine what a town like Chewandswallow would be like to live in.
Sooner or later the conditions get so bad that the Sanitation Department cannot keep up with the weather. A huge pancake has fallen on the school, and meatballs are damaging houses. The town is a mess and the people decide they need to leave. The townspeople build boats out of humongous stale bread and take off for a new land. They arrive in a small town off the coast and decide to settle there. Happy to be out of the mess, they have to adjust to their new lifestyle of buying their food from the grocery store and actually prepare it themselves. 2b1af7f3a8