Sony has released the first trailer for the upcoming Seth Rogen led R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party, which comes in red band form. As a twist on Disney/Pixar films, Sausage Party follows a group of sausages, meat products, and other foods as they come to understand where their ultimate fate lies once leaving the supermarket. But as to what you may think, this isn’t just your usual raunchy comedy.
While it may look like another Seth Rogen and company raunchy comedy on the outside, it’s much more than that on the inside. Rogen has enlisted Oscar-winning composer Alan Menker and as far as visuals go, they look just as good as anything we’d see from Disney/Pixar or any of the other top animation studios. This film has been in the works for some time, as both Rogen and his longtime partner-in-crime Evan Goldberg have both talked about this concept for a while now.
While I’ve constantly expressed my feelings towards Rogen and how his most recent work feels to receptive, I’m always looking for something new and different. One of my favorite films this group has done is This Is the End because of how different it was from anything they were doing. Sausage Party falls along that exact line, as this is definitely the most outside-the-box they’ve gone so far. And the trailer reassures that; I enjoyed the hell out of it. There was hysterical bit after hysterical bit after hysterical bit, and yet, I feel like there is still so much more to see. And that is GREAT for a trailer, especially a comedy.
It is as crazy and just straight bonkers as we had hoped, but how far can that go? Can these jokes work for 90 minutes? Well luckily with SXSW currently going on, a “in-the-works” cut of the film was screened and received an outpour of love. And if the reviews are that good and are to be believed, then Sausage Party has SO much more to offer. Sausage Party unwraps August 12th, 2016 and features an all-star voice cast of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Dnany McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek.