There are many adjectives out there that can be used to describe the upcoming film, SAUSAGE PARTY, but family friendly isn't one of them. Sure, the animated picture may resemble your standard, warmhearted tale in its visuals, but behind that glossy exterior is an extremely dark comedy. For those unfamiliar, the story follows the adventures of grocery food items who spend their lives looking forward to the day they would get bought and taken home. Their dreams are shattered, however, when they learn their true purpose -- to be eaten.
It's an interesting premise, but definitely not the kind to be mixed up with a Disney or Pixar film. However, an audience in Concord, California got a big surprise when the trailer for SAUSAGE PARTY played before FINDING DORY, Pixar's latest hit film -- which has already grossed more than $300 million domestically, making it the fastest animated film to cross that milestone.
Walter Eichinger, Brenden's vice president of operations said the following in a written statement regarding the incident:
"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."
Whoops. Hopefully, no one's job was lost in the process of all this. Granted, there are plenty of parents out there who would be outraged if this happened in their kids' showing, but hopefully they'll realize soon enough that the scars left in their children's minds would eventually heal. Luckily at this point, there does not seem to be any unwarranted outrage from moviegoing parents.
Would you be upset if the trailer for SAUSAGE PARTY started playing at you and your kids' FINDING DORY screening? Let us know down below!