Netflix Minute is a weekly feature highlighting a title from Netflix's catalog of instant view films. If you want to spend a night snuggled up with a bag of popcorn and don't want to drive to the video store, this is for you.
For quite a while now, Pixar has easily held the throne as premier animation studio. Companies like Dreamworks and 20th Century Fox Animation have approached their success, but Pixar's dominance remains clear both in terms of public mind-share and financial prowess (2010's Toy Story 3 earned a place as fifth largest grossing film worldwide, trumping Shrek 2 by nine spots).
While Sony Pictures Animation has found some moderate success with franchises like Open Season, they haven't made a transformative, company-defining film like Toy Story or Finding Nemo. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs remedies that with a truly comedic tale about food raining down from the sky.