It's shaping up to be a big summer for comedy star Seth Rogen, who currently stars in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and he executive produced AMC's Preacher, which aired its series premiere last night. Later this year, the actor/filmmaker brings his unique style of comedy back to the big screen in a much different way, with the R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party, which is set to hit theaters nationwide August 12. The first full trailer debuted earlier this month. Today, we have another preview, featuring Seth Rogen, which may look quite familiar to fans of Walt Disney.
Seth Rogen debuted the video earlier today through his Twitter page, which is an obvious parody of the Wonderful World of Disney videos that aired in the 1950s. The director appears in this video, portraying himself as a parody of Walt Disney, giving fans a sneak peek at Sausage Party while housed at his "Animation Imaginatorium." The video includes a few bits and pieces of new footage from Sausage Party, which shows how the hot dog Frank puts his friends in danger.
Seth Rogen stars in this animated comedy adventure as Frank, a hot dog just looking to get laid inside a delicious bun. But he soon discovers his destiny lies upon a different path. The film features the vocal talents of 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. Sausage Party will go up against Disney's own Pete's Dragon, Universal's Spectral and Paramount's Florence Foster Jenkins when it debuts in theaters August 12.
Conrad Vernon (Penguins of Madagascar) and Greg Tiernan (Thomas the Tank Engine) direct from a script by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter. R-rated comedies are quite rare to come by these days, but with the success of the R-rated superhero movie Deadpool, which has earned over $763 million worldwide since its release in February, it's possible that adult audiences could flock to Sausage Party as well, making it one of the last summer blockbusters. Still, the movie will also debut one week after Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated superhero movie Suicide Squad, so it's possible that movie could adversely affect Sausage Party's box office take.
We still have a few more months left until Sausage Party hits theaters this August, so we'll have to wait and see if this Seth Rogen video is just the first in a series that pokes fun of Walt Disney and his iconic studio. With the movie going up against Disney's Pete's Dragon remake, it could turn into an interesting box office rivalry over the next few months. While we wait for more on Sausage Party, take a look at this new video featuring Seth Rogen mocking Walt Disney.