Sarah voices one of the lead characters in The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas, a cartoon short that addresses the social concern: Is economic inequality growing?
In addition to Sarah in the role of Happy, the film features Amy Poehler (Sunshine), Maya Rudolph (Giggles), Sarah Silverman (Happy), Billy Eichner (Lollipop) and Andy Richter (Dough Vanshaw). The cartoon runs a little under six minutes, and is directed by Adam McKay.
Shalomlife reported that the 46 year old director–after spending most of his 20s clueless about the government decisions on trade policy, wages, pollution and war–became interested in economics and finance. “Once anyone starts looking at the underlying economic reasons behind these bizarre choices they make a lot more sense. It doesn’t mean it’s any less frustrating or infuriating but at least I started seeing the dog isn’t chasing his tail just to chase his tail, there’s a liver treat tied to it,” McKay explained.
The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas is part of a new film series titled We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss. The series features films that pair comedians with directors, as well as economic advisors, and presents them in an array of different styles and lengths.