Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Ending CreditsCategory: Blu-ray's and DVD's
Many people don’t pay attention to the end credits once a movie is over. Some of us get up and leave as soon as the story is done or turn off the DVD machine when the credits start to roll. That’s understandable, however sometimes the ending credits are just as entertaining as the movie. Well, maybe not just as entertaining, but they are pretty clever.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is one such movie. Recently I had the opportunity to talk with the director and creative team about the ending credits for this fun, family film. For this sequence they used mixed media, which for the audience might not mean much, but it gives the sequence a unique look. I was impressed with the amount of detail and time the filmmakers took to create the ending sequence. They used all the resources at their disposal, both old school and new, and didn’t rely solely on computers. They used 2D and 3D, puppets, and a variety of techniques. So, when you get your DVD or Blu-ray at home, take the time to view the ending credits.
A bonus feature on the disc looks at how they created the final sequence. Once you see this, you’ll have a new appreciation for the filmmakers. I know I do. They really took a lot of care and ingenuity making this part of the film. So, instead of pushing the “off” button, let the film run and watch the different kinds of techniques used for this part of the movie. Yes, the ending credits are considered part of the movie, and in this case, rightly so. They are creative and fun.
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