It had to happen, right?
After Seth Rogen and Co. released the HIGHlariously dark Red Band trailer for the animated comedy Sausage Party, we hoped that no child would ever have to lay eyes on the totally effed up story about ill-fated grocery food items who try to avoid getting mercilessly eaten by humans.
So, when audiences in Concord, California showed up to watch the new family film Finding Dory, they were understandably shocked to watch a trailer for the non-family friendly R-rated film ahead of the PG Pixar sequel!
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Theatergoers were so upset and offended by the trailer — which features animated food items getting killed in a Saving Private Ryan-esque grocery store massacre — that Brenden Concord 14 theatres had to release an apology!
After the accidental adult screening earlier this month, Brenden's VP of operations Walter Eichinger said it was a mistake that was caught quickly, releasing the statement:
"Playing that trailer was a one-time honest mistake by a theater manager moving screens around in effort to accommodate several large last-minute groups wanting to see Dory. The wrong movie was started by mistake. It was caught soon, but not until the trailer played. We regret it, apologize for it, and we are not happy that it happened. We fully realize this trailer is not appropriate for Dory and we would never schedule something like that. The trailer for Sausage Party is not and never has been scheduled with Dory."
Hopefully, the children who watched the trailer will get over the trauma — but we don't think it'll be easy for kids to get images like this out of their heads:
Good luck with your nightmares, kids!
[Image via Sony/Disney.]
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