alan-menken Alan Menken is writing original songs for the upcoming animated comedy Sausage Party. The film is directed by Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and features the voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Edward Norton, James Franco, Nick Kroll, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Salma Hayek and Paul Rudd. The movie follows a hero sausage and his friends who fall out of a shopping cart and embark on a journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the Fourth of July sale. Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, The Interview) have written the screenplay with Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir. Rogen, Goldberg and Vernon are also producing the project with Megan Ellison (Zero Dark ThirtyAmerican HustleHerThe Master) for Annapurna Pictures. Sausage Party is set to be released on August 12, 2016 by Sony Pictures.

Menken’s upcoming film projects also include the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.