Yes, we're aware that's a cheeseburger.

Cinematical got a sneak peek at several of the scenes from Sony's upcoming CGI film Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs recently, and about the worst thing we can say about it is that it's Pixar ... ish. Which is a bit like saying, "Gee, your watch sure looks like a Rolex." Not entirely insulting. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and Cloudy looks extremely sharp, the jokes are funny, and it made me very hungry. Plus it has a great voice cast featuring Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell, Neal Patrick Harris, Andy Samberg, Tracy Morgan, James Caan, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Will Forte and Mr. T (!). So who's complaining?

Writer/directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, creators of the gone-before-its-time Clone High (which I can't praise enough -- unfortunately it's only available via bootleg, or in Canada), took us through the story behind the children's book turned into only the third CGI big-screen extravaganza from Sony Pictures Animation (who also doled out Open Season and Surf's Up). They also showed off some of the completed scenes in 3D, and you can read all about it and check out some new images behind the jump. This wasn't very high on my radar this year, but now that I've had a taste, we're ready for a full serving.