The versatile actor, writer, director, producer reinvented the animation genre with his R-rated take on humanized food that soon discover their inevitable fate of being eaten by humans. The idea for this film could only come from the mind of a man who has spent nearly his entire life honing his craft while collaborating with some of the most brilliant comedic minds in the business. “Most of the people I’ve worked with, I’ve known since before I was 20 years old,” said Rogen to a packed theater of NYFA students and alumni. “When you find people that around whom it feels good, you desperately want that. It’s like an insulation. Nothing makes me more secure creatively than seeing basically all these people in this movie in close vicinity to me.”