By Margaret Lyons
Updated March 18, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Sony released the first teaser trailer for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs today, and all I can think is…well, at least it wasn’t Strega Nona.

The classic children’s book has been reframed with an origin story about how the town of Chewandswallow got its edible precipitation. (Sadsack inventor.) It’s also apparently replaced the book’s framing mechanism — grandfather telling kids about the magical town — and its distinctive color palate.

I don’t know, PopWatchers, this trailer’s just not doing the book justice for me. Is it whetting your appetite?