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Rogen & Goldberg Detail Hard R-Rated Animated 'Sausage Party'

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January 13, 2011
Source: ScreenRant, CinemaBlend

Evan Goldberg / Seth Rogen

Last summer, some vague news surfaced when The Playlist learned about a new animated film called Sausage Party from Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. At the time no plot details were revealed, but Goldberg said the project would be a computer animated film and involved directors Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens) and Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda). Then later Jonah Hill, who was said to be part of the project as well, said himself it would be an aggressive, hard R-rated animated flick. Now whilst promoting The Green Hornet, Goldberg and Rogen have given up some simple plot details, and this sounds like it's going to be a weird comedy.

In talking to Screenrant, Rogen revealed, "It’s a Rated-R, super dirty, mockery of a Pixar movie about sausages in a supermarket that need to get back to their aisle before the fourth of July." Goldberg gave a little but more away in his description at CinemaBlend, "It’s about sausages, hot dogs, and their whole goal is to get purchased. And they get lost and they need to get back to they’re aisle before the Fourth of July starts. I don’t want to give away too much."

Sounds unique and potentially hilarious (plenty of double-entendre dick jokes I'm sure), but getting a hard R-rated animated movie isn't going to be an easy task, especially when you don't have an established name like "South Park" in the title. Still, I'm definitely interested and hoping these guys get it off the ground sooner than later. How about you?

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  • Besides the fact that CinemaBlend's transcribers can't spell to save their lives, you can clearly see what Goldberg and Rogen are getting at with this cartoon. They are taking the template of most Pixar movies (notably "Finding Nemo" with some "Monsters Inc." thrown in) and turning it upside down. Except instead of a fish, it's sausages and hot dogs. No talking animals -- it's talking bratwurst. Well, Pixar certainly can use the poke and one hopes these guys can write a crazy funny enough "wink wink Pixar" script that will be hilarious and everybody will get. I don't think it means a thing if "South Park" is not in the title. If the goods are there, and it's a hard-rated R cartoon (which is novelty enough), and the right voices are used, and certainly Rogen's got some name recognition, it doesn't matter if Hanna Montana is in the title.
  • Notalent
    I think it would be funnier if it was named "Sausage Fest"
  • Anonymous
    I second the sausage fest idea.

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