As far as kids' movie sequels go, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is really trying to top the original... in weirdness, at least. The new movie introduces us to "foodimals," which are mash-ups of wild creatures and different kinds of foods. There's a tacodile and a hipotatomus and shrimpanzee -- the latter of which is especially crazy because shrimp are animals already. The world of the Cloudy sequel fits right in with places like Wonderland, Oz, Narnia, the Sugar Rush video game of Wreck-It Ralph, Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, and many other magical places in children's movies, most of which were originally invented for imagination-triggering books.
If you've ever really looked at kids' toys -- really, really looked -- or especially at popular kids' TV shows, you know that the little ones love weird things. And this love carries over to the movies, too. Just look at what they've gone to see in recent years: movies with odd yellow munchkins (Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2), odd orange munchkins with mustaches who speak for the trees (Dr. Seuss' The Lorax), kooky monsters (Monsters University), people turned into bears (Brave), talking vehicles (Cars 2 and Planes) and zoo animals with rainbow afros (Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted). Very, very strange stuff.
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass may still be the most out-there stories of all time, so we might have to go with any of their adaptations for the answer to this question. But then which one? Disney's animated feature? Tim Burton's version with Johnny Depp? Jan Svankmajer's surreal stop-motion/live-action classic?
What's the weirdest kids' movie you've ever seen?