Ubisoft Predicts Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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Today Ubisoft announced that it will develop and publish a video game based on Columbia Pictures’ and Sony Pictures Animation’s CG film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Designed for handheld and home gaming consoles, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is scheduled for release later this year in conjunction with the September 2009 release of the feature film.

The development of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs video game is the third such collaboration in a successful partnership, with Ubisoft having produced top-selling video games based on Sony Pictures Animation’s $190 worldwide box office hit, Open Season, and Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, Surf’s Up.

“Our past projects together have shown that Ubisoft understands how to translate the artistry and storytelling of Sony Pictures Animation’s films to the world of video games," said Mark Caplan, Vice President, Licensing-Hardlines and Interactive at Sony Pictures Consumer Products. "Our teams are already working together to create a fun and engaging interactive game that will extend the film experience."

Sony Pictures Animation’s second animated film to be created in stereoscopic 3D, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. The film features the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, and Tracy Morgan. The film is written and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, based on the bestselling children’s book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Pam Marsden is the producer.

Anyone else find it strange that Sony Pictures is using Ubisoft to make their games and not in fact say...a Sony-owned development studio?

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