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Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg’s Animated ‘Sausage Party’ To Star Franco, Hill, Wiig & Cera

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Can comedic pair Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg continue their reign of humor?  Their big success with This is the End in 2013 proves that the duo has enough wackiness and irreverence to supply quite a few more feature films.
Rogen & Goldberg will team-up again later this year with the comedy The Interview starring Rogen and James Franco.  Another upcoming project of theirs is the animated Sausage Party, which we now have the starring voice cast for.  The animated venture will star Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Michael Cera, along with Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton and Nick Kroll.

The animated picture will be written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, but here’s where it gets a bit odd: the two directors attached to helm the film are known for doing animated features aimed towards kids; Greg Tiernan (Thomas and Friends) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2).  But don’t fret people, I’m sure these guys aren’t going to churn out a PG-rated film by any means.
That plot involves a group of supermarket sausages, who fall out of a shopping cart and are confronted with the reality of their existence (naturally), while hurrying to get back on the shelves before the 4th of July weekend sale with the help of other objects in the store.

Now, you may be wondering; “sausage party? really?”.  But remember who’s behind this upcoming, likely R-rated animated feature.  You cannot take it seriously whatsoever.  And if you can’t do that, then you should probably stop reading now.  Rogen and Goldberg, who wrote the hit comedy (and personal favorite of mine) Superbad, have very little other intentions aside from getting laughs from audiences, and making a little money while doing it.  

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And it works, right? Whether you’re a fan of the two or not, let’s do a quick recap of the films they’ve directed or wrote together, and how they did in the box office.  This is the End made $101 domestically, The Green Hornet brought in $227 million worldwide, Superbad made $121 mil in the States, and Pineapple Express grossed $87 mil.  And those are just their most successful flicks.

Granted, nothing beats Superbad or Pineapple Express, but clearly Sausage Party will be raunchy, rude, crude, and lots of fun.  No one’s trying to recruit anyone to be a Seth Rogen fan at this point, but for people who do enjoy his work, this is just another big treat.

What do you think of Rogen and Goldberg doing an animated comedy?  We can most likely expect this flick to hit theaters sometime in 2015.

Written by Josh Sazin on January 29th, 2014

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