It sounds like a classic Disney musical number, because it was composed by Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Hercules maestro Alan Menken.
And he was happy to play along, composing a piece he calls bouncy, charming and “prototypical Menken.” The Great Beyond’s instrumentation, counter-melodies and cross-dialogue call to mind Belle, the opening song from Beauty and the Beast, while the dancing food harkens Mrs.
But for Sausage Party, Menken says he was "along for the ride," and subject to the whims of Rogen, Evan Goldberg and their writing team.
(Photo: Columbia Pictures) The answer typically was "yes," from Menken, who would send in a new demo.
Alan Menken knew he was part of the joke when he signed on to make music for 'Sausage Party.' (Photo: Rebecca Sapp, WireImage) “It was a riot,” Menken said about the recording experience, which marks the first time in his lengthy career that he's heard a filmmaker give a musician this note: “Can you sound more like Hitler there, please?”