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Anna Faris reveals the food animal you won't see in 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2'


The sequel to 2009’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs takes place in a landscape inhabited by hordes of fantastical food-animal hybrids — including shrimpanzees, tacodiles, flamangos, and meatbalruses. But there’s one creation that didn’t make it into the final cut: the guacaghanoush, a being that came straight from the mind of Cloudy 2 star Anna Faris.

“This is so dumb,” the actress told EW on Wednesday afternoon with a laugh. “But I was trying to pitch to the directors a guacaghanoush character — like, some mound of guacamole and baba ghanoush.”

Unfortunately, Cloudy 2 directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn weren’t sold by Faris’ idea. “They’re like, ‘Okay, but what part is the animal?’ I’m like, ‘No no no, listen — it’s fusion food! Mexican/Middle Eastern! Guacaganoush!’ They didn’t want it.”

'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2' trailer: There's a leek in the boat!

In Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Flint Lockwood and the gang return to Swallow Falls to discover that things have not, in fact returned to normal. Instead, the food from his machine has mutated and taken over the town.

CAUTION: Food may eat YOU in 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' sequel -- EXCLUSIVE

Parents know it’s never good to play with your food — but it’s even worse if the food plays with you.

That’s a menacing possibility in the sequel to 2009’s animated Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, with the food that once fell from the sky now taking on the form of various voracious living beasts such as watermelephants, tacodiles, shrimpanzees, and apple pie-thons.

“Magically, every creature is a combination of a food item and an animal that results in just a cringeworthy pun,” producer Kirk Bodyfelt jokes in an exclusive interview with EW’s Family Room.

Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers will feature inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) and meteorologist Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) returning to the island town of Swallow Falls to help the clean-up crew battle these edible monstrosities.

Leftovers is also adding some new cast members to freshen things up.


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