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DHX, Sony prepare Meatballs TV series

Cloudy-with-a-chance-of-MeatballsSony Pictures Animation and DHX Media are working up a television adaptation of animated film franchise Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

DHX will produce 26 22-minute animated episodes of the series, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series, and take international distribution and merchandising rights. Sony will take home entertainment distribution in the US.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its sequel have grossed a combined US$510 million at the box office.

“DHX’s track record in creating great kids’ television content makes them an ideal partner to capture the unique humor and tone of Flint Lockwood and his friends that made the theatrical franchise so successful,” said Rick Mischel, executive producer at Sony Pictures Animation.