Tuesday, August 16, 2016

'Sausage Party' anything but a good time at work, some animators say - LA Times

Sausage Party” was the surprise hit at the box office this weekend, but artists who worked on the R-rated, computer-animated comedy starring Seth Rogen as a libidinous hot dog are telling a sadder tale. On the animation news website Cartoon Brew, several animators who identified themselves as members of the “Sausage Party” crew talked of unpaid overtime, poor working conditions and walkouts at Nitrogen, the Vancouver, Canada-based animation studio that made the film. Financed by Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pictures, and directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, “Sausage Party” was made for less than $20 million, a remarkably thrifty price tag for a CG-animated film.

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