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Cody Simpson's "La Da Dee" To Become the End Credits Song for Sony Pictures Animation's 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2"

Culver City, Calif. (August 12, 2013) - Cody Simpson's new single "La Da Dee" will be heard as the end credits song in Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, it was announced today by Lia Vollack, president of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures. Simpson will also be shooting a music video that will incorporate footage from the film.

Written by Keinan Warsame, Wayne Wilkins, Antwoine Collins, Cody Simpson, Roman Ramirez, Kevin Anyaeji and Rich King, and produced by Wayne Wilkins, "La Da Dee," from Atlantic Records, is on sale now.

"La Da Dee" is the leadoff track on Simpson's new album, "Surfers Paradise," which recently debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 200, marking Simpson's best week of sales and his highest-charting release.

Commenting on the announcement, Vollack said, "‘La Da Dee' is a bright, fresh, fun song that strikes the perfect tone to end Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Cody is a wonderful and talented recording artist who appeals to kids and their parents alike – he's a perfect fit with the world of the film."

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where Sony Pictures Animation's mouth-watering comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention -- a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals – "foodimals!" Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world – again! Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Screenplay by Erica Rivinoja and John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. Story by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and Erica Rivinoja. Inspired by the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Produced by Pam Marsden and Kirk Bodyfelt.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES ANIMATION
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits – the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania, the 2011 hybrid live action/animated blockbuster The Smurfs, and the 2009 mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – with the family comedy The Smurfs 2, and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 in September 2013. Sony Pictures Animation, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films: the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. In 2007, Surf's Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise, turned 10 in 2012. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.

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