The adult animated film “Sausage Party” was released last Friday to initial commercial and critical success. The film follows Frank, a sausage (played by Seth Rogen) who resides in a supermarket aisle, who discovers the truth about what happens when he and the other foods are brought to The Great Beyond, i.e. a kitchen in a customer’s home, and tries to warn all of his friends about their impending doom. While the film has garnered a reputation for its raunchy humor and theological underpinnings, one element that has gone largely unnoticed is its score. Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the film featuring Rogen, co-directors Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, and composers Alan Menken and Christopher Lennertz discuss the film’s score.
Alan Menken is best known for composing the scores to many Disney films. His scores for “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “Pocahontas” have each netted him two Oscars. He has also composed scores for “Newsies,” “Enchanted,” and “Tangled.” Meanwhile, Christopher Lennertz has composed scores for many comedies, including “Horrible Bosses,” “Identity Thief,” and “Ride Along.”
Seth Rogen is best known for his performances in the TV shows “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared,” as well as the films “Knocked Up,” “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express,” “This Is The End,” “Neighbors,” and “Steve Jobs.”
“Sausage Party” is currently in theaters now.