Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Renewed For A Second Season Coming Soon To International Versions Of Cartoon Network
Today (1st February), Canadian children’s television production company – DHX Media has announced that Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs has been renewed for a second season, Cartoon Network EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific and Cartoon Network Latin America has all bought the broadcasting rights to the show’s second season, and will air later this year. In Canada, it will air on Cartoon Network Canada’s sister channel YTV (owned by Corus Entertainment), in Canada, Corus operates Cartoon Network on behalf of Cartoon Network’s owner – Turner.
Produced in association with Corus Entertainment, the show is based on Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs film franchise and is made at DHX Media’s animation studio based in Vancouver, Canada. The show has recently received eight 2018 Canadian Screen Awards nominations, which also includes “Best Animated Program or Series”, “Best Direction, Animation” (Johnny Darrell and Andrew Duncan), “Best Original Music, Animation” (Steffan Andrews), “Best Sound, Animation” (Jeff Davis, Fanny Riguidel and Melanie Eng), “Best Writing, Animation” (two nominations, for Mark Edwards and Betsy Walters) and Best Performance, Animation (two nominations, for Katie Griffin, voice of Sam Sparks and Seán Cullen, voice of Tim Lockwood).
The animated series – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs takes place before the movies, back when Flint Lockwood and Sam Sparks are still in school, Flint is an aspiring inventor and Sam Sparks has the ambition to become a weather reporter. Season two will carry on from where season one left off, Flint Lockwood feels as if his town doesn’t understand him, but he doesn’t let that bother him, as he’s still having fun with his best friend Sam. In season two, there will be even more chaotic inventions and adventures and unfortunately for Sam there will be more sardines. The residents of Swallow Falls will also be returning for the show’s second season which include characters such as the corrupt Principal/Mayor Shelbourne; Flint’s stoic father Tim; Flint’s trusty lab assistant, Steve The Monkey; the Mayor’s son, Gil; local celebrity Brent; and Flint’s fellow inventor-slash-nemesis, Hector Evilman.
From The DHX Media Press Release: DHX Media Serving Up a Second Season Of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, The Series. Season two of hit comedy series commissioned by YTV for Canada and licensed to Turner in EMEA, APAC and Latin America. Season one picked up by six more international broadcasters
DHX Media, a leading global children’s content and brands company, has received an order to produce 26 more episodes of the hit animated comedy series, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, with Sony Pictures Animation, in association with Corus Entertainment. The series, which is produced at DHX Media’s Vancouver animation studio, recently received eight Canadian Screen Awards nominations, including a nod for Best Animated Program or Series.
Following the successful international launch of season one last year on Turner’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels, as well as on Corus Entertainment’s YTV in Canada, Turner has now picked up season two of the series for its Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels across Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, where it will premiere later in 2018.
In addition, DHX Media has signed new deals for season one of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs with France Télévisions, Disney Channel GSA (Germany, Switzerland and Austria), RTL in the Netherlands, ABC Australia, RTP Portugal, and TV3 in Ireland, bringing the total number of distribution deals for season one of the series to twelve.
Josh Scherba, EVP Content and Distribution at DHX Media, said: “Broadcasters around the globe are lining up for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the series. A commission for season two alongside so many international sales of season one speaks volumes about the popularity and the enduring appeal of these wonderfully entertaining characters and their quirky world. We’re looking forward to creating more hilarious adventures for the intrepid duo, Flint and Sam, and sharing them with fans worldwide.”
The comedy series is based on Sony Pictures Animation’s 2009 animated feature films Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its 2013 sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which were both global hits.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the series, takes place before the movies, when Flint and Sam are still in school. In season two, Flint Lockwood is still stuck in a town that just doesn’t understand him. Luckily, he and his best friend Sam Sparks don’t let that stop them from having a blast with more inventions, more adventures, and unfortunately for Sam, more sardines! Joining them are the best of Swallow Falls, including the corrupt Principal/Mayor Shelbourne; Flint’s stoic father Tim; Flint’s trusty lab assistant, Steve the monkey; the Mayor’s fawning son, Gil; local teenage baby-celebrity Brent; and Flint’s fellow inventor-slash-nemesis, Hector Evilman. High school and life in Swallow Falls may not be easy, but with these two best friends, it’s always tons of fun!
About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has 20 offices worldwide. Visit us at http://www.dhxmedia.com.