Broadcaster Magazine

DHX Media & Sony Pictures Animation Series Goes Global

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  • DHX Media   has signed a  deal with Turner Broadcasting for the new animated television series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series based on the Sony Pictures Animation blockbuster film franchise.

    The 26 x 22′ animated series which DHX Media is producing with Sony Pictures Animation, commissioned by TELETOON in Canada, has been picked up by Turner Broadcasting for its second flagship kids channel, Boomerang across EMEA, APAC, and Latin America.

    DHX Media handles global television, licensing and merchandising and non-US home entertainment rights to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series (Sony will distribute home entertainment in the US). The series is being produced at DHX’s animation studio in Vancouver, BC.

    The 2024 animated feature comedy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its 2024 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.

     Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series takes place before the giant food fell from the sky. The series is a prequel where Flint Lockwood is a tween unlike any other kid in town. After all, Swallow Falls is a blue-collar place where the whole economy is built on sardines and currently business is Booming! Everyone loves those oily little critters. But Flint suffers from NFD: non-fish-related dreams. He wants to be a serious scientist and maybe one day not have his inventions blow up in his face and end in disaster. Along for the ride is his best friend Sam Sparks, the new girl in town, and wannabe school reporter. Together, these two outsiders have a lot of laughs and adventures and share a simple dream: to help their fellow Swallow Fallians by inventing sure-fire gizmos that have gotta be better than sardines!