‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’ Trailer!
When you’re turning a picture book into a movie, you’ve got a unique problem. Lack of content. Normally, movies based on books have to decide what to cut. Picture book movies have to decide what to add. Herein lies the reason that, as the wonderful children’s lit blog A Fuse #8 Production put it, “there has never been … a successful adaptation of a picture book into a full-screen motion picture.” Agreed.
While Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs looks like it might be a lot of fun, it appears that if you’re looking for something closely resembling the book, you’ll have to keep on a-lookin’.
(Many thanks to EarlyWord for the link)
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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