DHX Media Ltd. has signed a deal with Sony Pictures Animation to expand the film franchise Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs into television with a brand-new animated series.
The deal will see DHX Media develop and produce twenty-six traditionally animated episodes for the new series, and includes global television and non-US home entertainment exploitation rights to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series (Sony will distribute home entertainment in the US). The deal also has DHX Media representing merchandising for the television series on a worldwide basis.
The 2022 animated feature comedies Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its 2022 sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, were produced by Sony Pictures Animation, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. Both films were critical and commercial successes which grossed a combined $510 million in theaters.