WATCH: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Recreated as Live-Action 60 Second Short

Look, I don't know about you but I've often wondered what Phil Lord and Chris Miller's excellent animated tale Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs would look like as live-action film. I mean come on, an ice cream snow day? How can we make this happen, world?! Well, one enterprising filmmaker went ahead and actually managed to recreate Cloudy using live actors and some fantastic CG work, nailing details like spray on shoes and the Jell-O mansion with impressive panache. (One glaring exception: Where is Steve??) Watch the short, created by Megasteakman for Virgin Radio's 2012 Fake Film Contest, and throw 'em a vote for making the streets rain with ginormous, terrifying, and deliciously realistic-looking donuts.

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Lord and Miller, meanwhile, graduated from Sony's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to the new 21 Jump Street remake, which has earned terrific buzz so far and debuts next month at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Somehow these guys have a knack for making tasty treats leap off the big screen, by which I mean Channing Tatum, who I consider some sort of equivalent to an ice cream blizzard in 21 Jump Street.

[Virgin Radio 2012 Fake Film Contest via @chrizmillr]