“Animation Fascination” Episode 59: AF News – Week of January 26th, 2014

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The forecast for this episode is cloudy with a chance of awesome!

Stanford and Marc are joined by Jessica Wersky to discuss her studio visit to Sony Pictures Animation for the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Blu-ray press event. Jessica’s interviews with the co-director of the film Cody Cameron, and the director of the Blu-ray animated shorts David Feiss are included as well

Also Discussed: Stanford’s interview with actor Will Friedle (Bumblebee, Transformers: Prime), How to Train Your Dragon 2 teaser posters, Pixar’s Toy Story Christmas special, and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming slate of films.

(Recorded on 01/25/14)

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Punnily Enough, Sony Throws a Delicious Party for ‘Cloudy 2’

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We were lucky enough to be invited by the good people at Sony Pictures Animation to their press event for the release of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 on DVD/Blu-ray/3D Blu-ray (out on January 28th) this past Wednesday and the event was inventive, informative and quite tasty! It was my first time visiting an animation studio and I was impressed with the quaintness, yet professionalism of the staff. We got to venture around before events began and the quirky touches all around, such as life-size wooden character cutouts, concept artwork and spoof movie posters added to the whimsy of being there.

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Watch This: Terry Crews Narrates a Peek at Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 + Motion Poster

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Terry Crews, athlete, actor, and now self-proclaimed “man of science,” is the star of a sneak peek of this fall’s highly anticipated sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. In this video courtesy of ComingSoon.net, Terry (who voices policeman Earl Devereaux in the sequel) discusses the mysterious goings on in Swallow Falls since we last left Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) and the food disaster created by his infamous “FLDSMDFR” (“Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator”). Food puns galore rule this in this wacky and fun clip. Watch out for the “fruit cockatiel,” “mosquitoast,” and the ever illusive and dangerous “sasquash”!

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Watch This: First Trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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We here at the site are huge fans of the original film from Sony Pictures Animation, so it should come as no surprise to how eagerly we’ve been anticipating the teaser trailer to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (even more so after the poster). Well that day has finally arrived my friends, and boy was it worth the wait! Check out the “revenge of the leftovers” after the jump…

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