Meatballs in Forecast for Sony Animation

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be Sony Picture Animation's first stereoscopic 3-D digital release. The company behind Open Season (which had a 3-D Imax film-based release) and Surf's Up has set a Jan. 15, 2010, release date.

"Food falling from the sky lends itself so well to 3-D," said Bob Osher, president of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Digital Production division.

Sony Pictures Imageworks' animation and 3-D process (Beowulf) will be used. In release news, Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania -- which had been slated for Sept. 25, 2009 -- has not announced a new release date.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter