CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Miranda Cosgrove, the star of Nickelodeon's hit series iCarly, will perform "Raining Sunshine," the end-title song to Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, in theaters September 18, 2009. The song was written by Matthew Gerrard, Jay Landers and Charlie Midnight.
Commenting on the announcement, Lia Vollack, president, Worldwide Music, Sony Pictures Entertainment, said, "We couldn't be more excited by the song Miranda has recorded for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. She's an amazing artist who brings her smart, fresh style to our film with the song, 'Raining Sunshine,' in our end-title sequence."
In 2009, Columbia Pictures' and Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.
Bill Hader, star of "Saturday Night Live" and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, will voice Flint Lockwood, a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Anna Faris, who recently turned heads as the star of the comedy hit The House Bunny, takes on the role of Sam Sparks, a weathergirl covering the phenomenon who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior. James Caan plays Tim Lockwood, Flint's technophobic father. Andy Samberg plays Brent, the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Bruce Campbell plays Mayor Shelbourne, who figures out that Flint's invention can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. Mr. T plays the by-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux. Neil Patrick Harris rounds out the cast as the voice of Steve, Flint's monkey.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is written for the screen and directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, based upon the bestselling children's book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. The film is produced by Pam Marsden.
MIRANDA COSGROVE can currently be seen on iCarly, Nickelodeon's highest rated live-action show. iCarly is also basic cable's number-one kids' program among total viewers for July and quarter to date, according to Nielsen Media Research (6/29/09-7/26/09). iCarly, starring Miranda Cosgrove, is also the number-one show among kids 2-11 and 6-11 year to date. In addition, Cosgrove is signed to Sony's Columbia Records and is currently working on her first solo album.
Miranda is nominated for a 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress and iCarly was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program. In addition, iCarly won a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Show in 2009; and Miranda won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (comedy or drama) - leading young actress.
Her other acting credits include roles in Nickelodeon's Drake and Josh and the feature films School of Rock and Yours, Mine & Ours.
About Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Animation exemplifies the next generation of CGI storytelling to produce a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. Sony Pictures Animation is developing a full slate of films including the mouth-watering 3D comedy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs now in production for a September 2009 release, in pre-production on Hotel Transylvania and in pre-production in association with Columbia Pictures on The Smurfs Movie. In 2007, Surf's Up, was nominated for an Academy Award(R) for Best Animated Feature and won two Annie Awards. The company's first film, Open Season, was a box office success and the #2 DVD title of the year for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Its sequel, Open Season 2, released in 2009, was an international family hit. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.
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