Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series is an animated comedy television series produced by DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Corus Entertainment. Based on the children's book and the film series of the same name, Cloudy is the first television series to be produced by Sony Pictures Animation and was animated using Toon Boom Harmony.
Originally commissioned by Canada's Teletoon, the series premiered in the United States on March 6, 2017, on Cartoon Network, with a sneak peek airing on February 20, 2017. In Canada, the series premiered on April 6, 2017, on YTV. After an unsuccessful run on Cartoon Network, the show moved to Boomerang’s SVOD service, where it debuted on January 11, 2018. On February 2, 2018, DHX Media announced the series has been renewed for a second season.
The series is a prequel to the film franchise, featuring the high school years of Flint Lockwood, the eccentric young scientist in the films. In his adventures, he will be joined by Sam Sparks, a new girl in town and the school's "wannabe" reporter, along with Flint's dad Tim, Steve the Monkey, Manny as the head of the school's audiovisual club, Earl as a school gym teacher, Brent as a baby wear model, and Mayor Shelbourne, who wins every election on the pro-sardine platform.
The show clarifies that when Flint and Sam met in their adulthood in the film was not their first meeting. They first met and became friends in high school. In the first episode Flint says that if Sam ever has to move away from Swallow Falls, he will invent a memory eraser, as she had moved around lots as a child and did not want the memory of another lost friendship to sadden her.