'R' Scenes Found on 'Toy Story 2' DVDs
S E A T T L E, Oct. 20 -- DVDs of the Disney movie Toy Story 2 have been sold with brief clips of an R-rated film unexpectedly inserted.
The defective discs were discovered after a Redmond, Wash., mother bought the DVD in a three-disc set for her two young sons at a Cosco chain store in Kirkland, a town just east of Seattle.
Ryan Ward, 5, and his brother, Nathan, 9, were watching Toy Story 2, a G-rated film that centers around the adventures of a toy cowboy named Woody, and his other plaything friends.
After about 45 minutes, the boys’s mother, Janie Ward says the movie changed dramatically.
“We were watching Toy Story 2 … and it turned to a real movie show,” said Ryan.
“I didn’t like it at all,” Nathan said.
What appeared, Ward said, was a clip from the popular John Cusack film High Fidelity, an R-rated romantic comedy about a record shop owner who has trouble remaining faithful to his girlfriend.
“I heard a couple of swear words that I don’t think they’ve ever heard and am not sure they knew what they were, so I just got them out of the room as fast as I could,” said Ward.
“There were two of what I consider pretty foul strong words just in thatreally quick moment … and then it went to something else and then it came back to that same scene again,” she said.
Duplication Error Blamed
Toy Story 2, the sequel to a previous popular movie with many of the same characters, was released on DVD Tuesday.
A senior executive for Walt Disney Co., which is the parent company of ABCNEWS, declined to comment other than to say the defective DVDs were a “duplication error.”
Disney provided Costco more of an explanation.
“Disney claims something must have happened in theprocess of duplicating all the versions of it and can’t explain it,” said Joe Basse, vice president and general manager of merchandise for the Redmond, Wash.-based, chain.