Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs: The Series is a Canadian Flash-animated show made by DHX, it first aired on Cartoon Network on February 20, 2017, This was Sony Pictures Animation's first ever television series, which was followed by Disney Channel's Hotel Transylvania: The Series and the upcoming Ghostbusters: Ecto Force.
Flint Lockwood and Sam Sparks go to a school run by the sadistic mayor of Swallow Falls. Hilarity ensues.
Why It Sucks
- It doesn't relate to the movies at all.
- Hideous animation.
- Poor voice acting. The characters on the show sound nothing like they do in the movies. Flint's voice is more high pitched and Steve sounds like a Peter Griffin-Hitler fusion.
- Dumb jokes and humor.
- None of the original voice actors from the movies returned for the show. The voice acting (as mentioned in section 3) doesn't even help any either.
- Some of the character designs look ugly, especially Flint, whose head shape mostly looks like that of the pigs from Peppa Pig.
- Below-average writing.
- The series got very horrible ratings and was moved to Boomerang and later on, never aired in the US again.
- The only reason it was made was to capitalize on the success of the film series, which died out way before this show was even made. Adding to the fact that Sony haven't even announced a third movie to the franchise makes this show even more pointless.
- False advertising: This show is said to be a prequel to the movies but in reality, it's more of a spin-off than a prequel (even though there is a quote in the first episode regarding the plothole of Flint and Sam knowing each other as kids).
- The episodes become boring and sometimes unnecessary to watch.
- Too much gross-out humor.
- The Mayor is portrayed as completely unlikable as he uses and abuses everyone around him.
- The show's intro is nothing but noise.
- Bill Hader, Anna Farris, and the original cast are not featured.
- Overuse of Mark Edwards
- A few good character designs here and there, such as Sam Sparks, the Mayor, and Steve.
- The music is okay.
- Some funny moments here and there.
- At least Earl's new voice actor (Clé Bennett) sounds very close to Mr. T and Terry Crews.
- Somewhat decent background designs.
- Some episodes have interesting inventions.
- Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the directors of the first film and the writers for the sequel, were credited as executive consultants for the show.
- The animation is at least smooth, despite the fact that it looks stiff.
- The Barry cameos are superb