First Look At ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2’ Features A Jungle Full Of Food Animals [Photos]

The first new image from Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 features an assortment of food-shaped animals.

In addition to showcasing a number of the sequel’s colorful new additions, the image shows off a number of the returning characters. According to Collider, cast members Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, and Neil Patrick Harris are all slated to reprise their roles.

Highlighted in the image you see below are a number of interesting creatures, including the Bananostrich, Cantalope, Cucumbirds, Fruit Cockatiel, and Sasquash.

The film’s storyline has been described as follows:

“It’s always been Flint’s dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine — which turns water into food — is still operating and is now creating mutant food beasts. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Flint and his friends must embark on a dangerously delicious mission, battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world… again! “

Screen Crush reports that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 isn’t based on the sequel to Judi Barrett’s popular children’s book. Instead of adapting Pickles to Pittsburgh, the studio opted for an original story.

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s animated comedy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs proved to be a modest hit for Sony Pictures Animation back in 2010. According to Box Office Mojo, the film’s domestic haul peaked at around $124 million. However, the film went on to earn $243 million worldwide.

An assortment of new images from the sequel have been included below. Be sure to swing by USA Today to view the complete gallery.

Directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, also known as Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, is currently set to arrive in theaters on September 27. Are you looking forward to the sequel?