Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn
Cloudy 2 directors
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 directors to deliver closing keynote at VIEW CONFERENCE 15-18 October.
Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn will present a keynote address at this year’s gathering of computer graphics luminaries, students, and professionals.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 builds on the delicious success of the 2009 pun-filled hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, also from Sony Pictures Animation (SPA). The animated comedy releases September 27 in the US and December 25 in Italy.
Prior to Cloudy 2, co-director Cody Cameron helmed SPA’s Open Season 3 and “The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas. ” He was a story artist on SPA’s Surf’s Up, and on Dreamworks’ Shrek, Shrek 2, and Madagascar. The talented director is also an actor, providing the voices for Pinocchio and the Three Pigs in Shrek, Mr. Weenie in Open Season, and an Elf in Arthur Christmas. Cameron received a Hugo nomination in 2002 for his contributions to Shrek.
Cloudy 2 co-director Kris Pearn has served as a storyboard artist on eight previous animated features including SPA’s Hotel Transylvania, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Arthur Christmas, Cloudy with a Chance f Meatballs, Open Season, and Surf’s Up. He received Annie Award nominations for his work as a storyboard artist in 2007 for Open Season, and in 2012 for Arthur Christmas.
Cloudy 2 brings back Flint Lockwood again voiced by actor Bill Hader. When Lockwood learns that his infamous machine is now creating menacing food-animal hybrids, he knows he must rescue the world from the strange-looking foodimal monsters. Also starring as voice actors in the film are Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Will Forte, and Andy Samberg who play characters terrorized by the more than 200 foodimals, hybrids such as shrimpanzees, gorilla-cheese sandwiches, and octopuddings that populate the foodie environments.