The 2016 movie Sausage Party may have been a box-office hit, but when it comes to inspiring scholarly articles, it’s something of a flop. There are one or two however . . .
“This article provides a critical vegan reading of the comedy animation film Sausage Party (2016), directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan and starring Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig. Such a reading is situated within an emerging vegan studies framework (Wright 2015) that is sensitive to the reproduction of unequal power relations between humans and other species, but also how those power inequalities intersect with intra-human power relations along the lines of gender, sexuality, ‘race,’ age, class, different experiences of embodiment and so on.”
See the Scholarly Article: ‘Speciesism Party: A Vegan Critique of Sausage Party’ in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 24(4):767-786 · April 2018, by Dr Matthew Cole (Open University) and Dr Kate Stewart (Nottingham Trent University)