Sausage Party: Foodtopia – The DVDfever Review – Amazon Prime Video

Sausage Party: Foodtopia

Sausage Party: Foodtopia comes to Amazon Prime in an 8-part series that behaves like an extended movie, but I’m not sure who was clamouring for a follow-up, 8 years on from the original film, with Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig et al reprising their roles.

Still, I figured I’d give it a go and we see the various food items breaking out of the supermarket, as they don’t want to be eaten, since they learned last time that they don’t head towards The Great Beyond, they just die.

They obviously don’t want this, which leads to attempting to beat up a human, and almost succeeding, but in their journey, this will necessitate them to be on the search for a ‘humie’ (human), who they can control.

I like how the Twinkie was called ‘Twink’, since that’s a bit rude, and we get some obvious sex jokes before we get to the 10-minute mark of the opening episode, but as they do battle from the off to escape a supermarket that’s falling apart, even to the point where rain can come down and be fatal for some, causing them to simply melt, it became clear that while the 2016 film had some decent CGI animation, we haven’t really progressed since that original movie in the 8 years that have passed.

The cartoon-style violence also includes an Apocalypse Now spoof, similar to how the film did the same for Saving Private Ryan, so it doesn’t exactly brim with ideas.

So far with Sausage Party: Foodtopia, I’ve watched the first two eps, but barely cracked a smile. I think I’ll pass on any more until word gets around that it’s somehow the Second Coming when it comes to a new series, but I doubt it.

Thanks to our friends at Prime Video for the screener prior to release.

Trailer posted July 7th 2024, 18:00
Review posted: July 9th 2024, 15:00

Sausage Party: Foodtopia is on Prime Video from Thursday July 11th. All episodes are available from day one.

Sausage Party: Foodtopia – Official Trailer – Amazon Prime Video

Running time: 23 minutes per episode (8 episodes)
Release date: July 11th 2024
Studio: Prime Video
Format: 1.85:1

Director: Conrad Vernon
Producer: Haiet Lakhouache
Creator for TV: Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Seth Rogen
Writers: Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Seth Rogen, Jennifer Kim, Jeremy Levick, Dewayne Perkins, Ariel Shaffir, Rajat Suresh, Ali Waller
Music: Christopher Lennertz, Alexander Bornstein

Frank: Seth Rogen
Brenda: Kristen Wiig
Barry: Michael Cera
Sammy: Edward Norton
Lavash: David Krumholtz, Alejandro Saab
Julius the Orange: Sam Richardson
A1 Sauce: André Sogliuzzo
Random Food: Grey Griffin
Apple: SungWon Cho
Dip: Conrad Vernon
Jelly Donut: Evan Goldberg
Box of Crackers: Natasha Rothwell
Gin: Rachel Butera
Chips: Scott Underwood
Fruit: Timothy Simons