If Four Year Olds Ran the Academy, This Would Win Best Picture

A computer-animated take on the “ugly duckling” story with a bit of poo as the main the character.

The four-year-old in me thinks that this might just be the greatest idea for a movie since, well, I don’t know when.

Here’s the basic premise: A liver sausage named Wee-Wee is labelled the ​“smelly duckling” by all of the other sausages, until one day he goes by a toilet and discovers his true nature. He jumps into the toilet to return home, but he misses the joys of the sausage factory and a beautiful sausage with whom he has fallen in love.

While you’re still taking that in, check out this statement (which I love) from the movie’s director:

Vulgar as they seem, poop stories certainly are children’s all-time favourites. Readers either embrace them with laughter or despise them no matter what. I have always wanted to explore a new way of telling a poop story, and I hope that in this story, I have managed a successful combination of humour, inspiration and elegance.

A computer-animated take on the ​“ugly duckling” story with a bit of poo as the main the character, done with ​“humour, inspiration and elegance”?!? I’d like to see Pixar pull that off.