Today marks the beloved 4th of July holiday, which many Americans will be celebrating with fireworks and a good old fashioned BBQ cookout. Before you chow down on hot dogs and hamburgers this Monday, Sony Pictures’ animated R-Rated comedy Sausage Party has a special message in a new TV spot. Seth Rogen’s Frank asks fans to eat responsibly!
Sausage Party arrives this August as the first R-rated CG animated movie in history. And while kids will be clamoring to see it, it’s quite obvious, especially from this new PSA, that this is definitely not a family movie. Unless you plan on leaving your kids starving, crying and scarred for life as part of your summer vacation activities.
This Pixar spoof features an epic ensemble of voice actors including Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek. Producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are also responsible for creating the film, their first attempt at doing a full-length animated feature film. The duo previously penned the script for teen classic Superbad and dope adventure Pineapple Express. They made their directorial debut with 2014’s This is the End, and directed the pilot for AMC’s summer series Preacher, which was just renewed for a second season this past week..
Directing this animated horror comedy are Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, who take their adventure gleefully to the edge of NC-17. Though, the film is confirmed to have an R-rating from the MPAA. Seth Rogen headlines this adventure as a hotdog just looking to get laid inside a delicious bun. But he soon discovers his destiny lies upon a different path. Here’s what co-director Evan Goldberg had to tell us about the movie as production was starting back in 2014.
“Sausage Party is an existential mock-Pixar movie, and we are very, very proud of it. It’s our opus. It’s like Mr. Holland’s Opus! It’s our take on a Pixar movie. It is very, very R rated. I wish there were fifty Pixar movies every year. But listen, someone should take those motherf*ckers down a notch. Those high and mighty bastards. We’re mocking all animated movies, with a special eye on Pixar. It is about a sausage in a supermarket. He goes on an epic journey to get back to his isle before the 4th of July, and reunite with his pack of sausage friends.”
Sausage Party is hitting theaters on August 12. It will be going up against the biblical remake Ben-Hur as well as Disney’s family adventure reboot Pete’s Dragon. Universal will also launch the supernatural military thriller Spectral, which is the studio’s answer to Ghostbusters. And Paramount is releasing the biopic Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep. It’s quite obvious Sausage Party is unique and not like anything else arriving this summer. Celebarte a safe 4th of July and save some food while you’re at it. Take a look at the sizzling surprises in this fun PSA couresty of Youtube.