I saw Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" last night. It ain't going anywhere near the apex of great computer-animated works, but it's a pretty fun romp nonetheless. A wild, parodic take on both apocalyptic disaster and sci-fi films, this one flies by the seat of its pants with quick moving, twitchy action. (Sometimes it can get TOO twitchy for its own good.) Visual gags run fast and loose, and the overall aesthetic (especially in RealD Cinema) is neat to look at. I can't claim to have ever read the children's book from which the movie was adapted from, but I am curious enough to give it a look now.
When stacked against my hopeless infatuation with Coraline, and my pre-hyped but slightly let down feelings toward Pixar's Up (haven't seen Monsters vs Aliens or Ponyo as of yet), Meatballs ranks a close third in terms of favorite 2009 animations. We'll see how The Princess And The Frog fares, and the trailer to Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol has me mildly intrigued now too.