“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” Prequel Series Gets Cartoon Network Premiere Date!
The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs franchise is expanding with an animated series. The upcoming series will have its Cartoon Network premiere on 6th March, 2017!
The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs TV show is based on the Sony Pictures Animation film franchise. The premiere will be held on Monday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series takes place before giant food rains down on Swallow Falls. Sardines are still the driving force behind the town’s booming economy. Favorite character Flint Lockwood returns as a teenager trying to change the world one invention at a time. Lucky for him, his best friend and aspiring meteorologist Sam Sparks is there to lend a hand. All of the great characters from the film return including Flint’s dad, Tim; Flint’s lab assistant, Steve the monkey; Earl, the school’s busiest teacher; Manny, the head of the school’s audiovisual department; Brent, the local teenage celebrity and captain of the mascot team; and Mayor Shelbourne, who wins every election with a pro-sardine platform, and more.
Making a prequel series might allow for some interesting interactions between the characters. You can check out a sneak peek of the upcoming series on Monday, 20th February at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Audiences can see it first by using the Cartoon Network app.
Check out this first look at the series:
DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation produced the series in association with Corus Entertainment.
The two films in the franchise went on to collect more than $500 million at the box office. Let’s see if fans welcome the prequel series with similar success.
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