Sausage Party is a 2016 American 3D adult computer-animated comedy film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and written by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It stars an ensemble voice cast that includes 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. It is the first CGI-animated film to be rated R by the MPAA. The film is a parody of Disney and Pixar animated films, it follows a sausage who tries to discover the truth about his existence and goes on a journey with his friends to escape their fate. The film’s rough cut premiered on March 14, 2016 at South by Southwest and the film was theatrically released in the United States on August 12, 2016 by Columbia Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics and has grossed $125 million on a $19 million budget, becoming the highest-grossing R-rated animated film of all time, a status previously held by South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.