We rarely get R-rated animated films, and while that’s a shame, it’s also understandable. In addition to the genre always being considered as something for kids, the cost of animation also means it needs to bring in the widest audience possible, i.e. families. But the upcoming animated comedy Sausage Party sounds like it will be anything but family-friendly. Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and directed by Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2) and Greg Tiernan, the story follows a group of supermarket foods trying to get back on their shelves before the biggest shopping day of the year, the 4th of July. Their Lord of the Rings-type quest has them considering the great beyond, the meaning of their existence, and trying to fuck buns.
During the press day for Neighbors, Steve spoke with Goldberg and executive producer James Weaver about Sausage Party, and learned that their movie isn’t just coasting on being animated and R-rated. It has a very specific target: Pixar and Disney movies. Hit the jump to learn more about the film including details about the plot, the characters, and more. The film is due out in 2015 and features the voices of Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, Edward Norton, David Krumholtz, Anders Holm, and Salma Hayek.