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The plot of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" was plenty weird. Food falling from the sky and becoming incorporated in the weather? How ridiculous. But not as odd as what's going on in the new sequel, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2." Here they've amped up the surrealism with the introduction of "foodimals," which are animals made out of food.

Okay, so that might not sound weird to any carnivorous person. Foodimals are actually animals made out of food dishes. Examples include crocodiles made of tacos called (of course) tacodiles and hippos made of baked potatoes called (of course) hippotatomuses. Basically, it's a pun-loving person's dream world.

The film is likely to cater well to young viewers' imaginations in a way that only the most surreal of kids' movies can. Surrealism isn't always geared toward the youth, but the most memorable movies for children are those with the strangest visual elements. Just take a look at the following classics.

The Foodimals Take Over in 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2'
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
PG 2013
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July 19, 2016
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