Sony just released the first trailer for Seth Rogen‘s R-rated animated comedy, Sausage Party, and it is — as you would expect — ridiculous. In a send-up of Disney/Pixar films, Sausage Party follows a group of unsuspecting weiners and meat products when they come to understand the truth about where they are eventually ending up. The film is being produced not as a one-joke satire, though, because Rogen has enlisted the talents of Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken to compose the original music, and it (so far) seems to have the visual quality of the movies it’s designed to lampoon.
How far is the movie willing to go for a dick joke? Before you dismiss it, consider the wonders that Silicon Valley achieved with that very premise in its Season 1 finale. Anything is possible!
Sausage Party just had a work-in-progress cut at SXSW and will debut in theaters on August 12th. Megan Ellison and Annapurna pictures are producing the film and it also features the voices of Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, and Salma Hayek. Check out the trailer below:
Behold, the trailer for Sausage Party!!!https://t.co/GmioRrLYff
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 15, 2016
So that’s just as crazy and ridiculous as we could have hoped — I mean, they even got sausage Rogen coughing out a bong load — but if the first reactions out of SXSW are anything to be believed, we ain’t seen nothing yet! The first screening of the work-in-progress film just let out, and Sausage Pary is now trending thanks to the outpouring of love, bafflement, and warnings of explicit Sausage debauchery from the audience members. With an audience reaction that strong for an extended R-rated animated dick joke featuring music from Alan Freaking Menken, you can bet I’m super excited for this one, and fortunately we don’t have to wait too long to see for ourselves as Sausage Party is set to hit theaters later this year.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
The film tells the story of one sausage setting out on a quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the Fourth of July sale.