Back in May of last year we dove into the ever-booming world of 3D printing when it was revealed that NASA had given $125,000 to engineer Anjan Contractor to develop a machine that could actually print edible food items for astronauts to eat in space. It sounded right out of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs or Star Trek.
The first goal was a favorite of most people: a simple pizza. The machine would print a layer of dough that cooks as the process moves along, then mix a tomato powder with water and oil to create the sauce layer before the final layer of cheese and any protein that might be used is added.
Contractor has made some good progress since then, and a video of the food printing machine in action has been released. You can watch the video of a pizza being printed and see an image of the final product below!
The first Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was a surprising hit at the box office, paving the way for an inevitable sequel. Sony Pictures Animation brought the sequel’s crew and stars to San Diego today to meet the Comic-Con audience.
The panelists Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 included stars Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and Terry Crews along with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Ralph Garman moderated the Sony panel. Andy Samberg, Kristen Schaal, and Will Forte also star with Hader, Faris, and Crews, and were featured in a pre-panel clip showing the actors attempting to cosplay as their animated characters.
Hot on the heels of a new poster, a full trailer for Sony Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 has been released online.
The trailer shows all your favorite characters from the first movie returning to their home of Swallow Falls to find it completely transformed into a new world filled with food creatures…some adorable, and others a bit more aggressive. This leads the group to set off on an epic journey to find the machine responsible for all of this delicious chaos, and destroy it.
You can check out the trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 below now.
A pair of posters for highly anticipated upcoming animated movies have found their way to the ‘net.
The first is for Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. prequel, titled Monsters University. The movie tells the story of when James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) first met way back in college and hated each other, and how they eventually came to be best friends. It hits theaters on June 21, 2013.
The second movie is Sony’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the sequel to every food lover’s best dream (and worst nightmare) movie. In it, Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and others are forced to return to the town of Swallow Falls to deal with the many “sentient food beasts” that have overrun it. The sequel will be released on September 27th.
Continue below now to check out the new posters for Monsters University and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.