Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 [Sony, $30.99]
Saved room for seconds? Then feast your eyes on Sony Pictures Animation’s colorful, kooky CG sequel from directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. In this second outing, Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) gets his dream job working for his inventor idol Chester V (Will Forte), whose company is tasked with cleaning up the edible disaster in Swallow Falls. When Flint, Sam (Anna Faris) and crew return to the island, they find it overrun with food-animal hybrids created by his FLDSMDFR—some cute and friendly, some vicious mutants.
The two-disc Blu-ray combo ($40.99) comes with deleted scenes and fun shorts starring key characters: Attack of the 50-foot Gummi Bear (Steve the monkey assistant is left in charge of the FLDSMDFR with disastrous results), Steve’s First Bath (Flint and Sam’s first date is sabotaged by simian antics), Super Manny (Jack-ofall-trades Manny saves an adorable kitty using his many skills) and Earl’s Scouts (the Foodimals join Officer Earl’s troop, but are highly competitive). The Blu-ray 3D combo ($45.99) tacks on directors’ commentary and numerous informative, behind-thescenes featurettes with Cameron, Pearn, animators, designers and voice stars: “Anatomy of a Foodimal,” “Production Design: Back in the Kitchen,” “Awesome End Credits,” “Cloudy Cafe: Who’s on the Menu?,” “Building the Foodimals,” “The Sasquash” and “Delicious Production Design” as well as music video and makingof for Cody Simpson’s “La Da Dee.” [Release date: January 28]