A slick and truly funny ride from Sony Imageworks, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, this little CG film is super fun. Watching this with the kids on the weekend for the first time, all of us laughing away, it was clearly a successful film. We were engaged with the characters and their antics, and the clever dialog and physical humour. The visuals were immediately stylised and gave the characters a very cartoonish quality. It isnt until we get the weather and effects layers on top that things really fill the visual range. The score and sound is great and gives some emotional depth to whole thing.
[Promo images from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs via the official site]
We can see some of the concept art that went into the creation of the film via the blog of Armand Serrano who works for Sony. I loved the Jello sequence, so it is nice to see some of the thought that went into it. I like the studies below, somehow even these drawings seem to quiver, wobble, quivobble...
There are heaps more than that for us though, check 'em out.
[Concept art for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Armand Serrano via his blog]