Seth Rogen Has His Eye on ‘Sausage Party 2’, More R-Rated Animated Movies
With Sausage Party setting an August box office record this past weekend, that sound you hear is doors across Hollywood opening for R-rated animated movies. This is probably an overdue development. Movies from studios like Pixar and Studio Ghibli have long been praised by people of all ages for the maturity of their themes; it was only a matter of time until someone with a proven track record and a bit of vision — a filthy, filthy vision — pushed animated movies right off into the deep end.
And if that makes Seth Rogen something like the Walt Disney of R-rated animated movies, well, that’s a title he will wear with pride. Last week, Rogen spoke to Fandango (via /Film) about how difficult it was to get Sausage Party made and what kind of ideas he has for the future of the animated medium.
We have ideas for other R-rated animated movies that have nothing to do with Sausage Party, and we’re hoping this goes well so we get to make them. And hopefully it won’t take this long to make the next one because it won’t take five years to convince someone to make it.
While Rogen may have brand new R-rated movies in mind, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t thought about the potential of a Sausage Party sequel. In the interview, Fandango spoke to Rogen about his original ending for Sausage Party and where a second movie might pick up the story. He also drops the name of a particularly beloved ’80s animated movie as a point of reference.
That’s one of the reasons why we took away the [original] ending because we thought, well, if that was the first scene of the next movie it’s probably not what you would want it to be, with them just seeing us and finding us basically. But the idea of a live-action / animated movie, like a Who Framed Roger Rabbit?-style hybrid is also very exciting, mostly because Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Rogen is absolutely right about one thing: even three decades later, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is still the standard bearer for movies that combine live action with animation. If a movie about oversexed talking food manages to both open the door for R-rated animated movies and bring back the animated hybrid movie? Sounds like Rogen’s filthy, filthy vision is absolutely going to pay off.