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* The original trailer for ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' consists entirely of scenes from Bambi's adulthood, which doesn't begin until halfway into the movie, and claims romance and action were the dominant elements. [[LighterAndSofter And now they advertise it entirely with scenes from when he's a fawn]], causing some people to think [[ViewerGenderConfusion he's a female]]

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* The original trailer for ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' consists entirely of scenes from Bambi's adulthood, which doesn't begin until halfway into the movie, and claims romance and action were the dominant elements. [[LighterAndSofter And now they advertise it entirely with scenes from when he's a fawn]], causing some people to think [[ViewerGenderConfusion he's a female]]female]].


* During a promo for a 1998 VHS release of Oliver&Company, an image of a random dog from the scene of "Perfect Isn't Easy" is billed as being voiced by Huey Lewis. Lewis performed the opening song but does not voice any character in the film.


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** During a promo for the 1996 VHS release, an image of a random dog from the scene of "Perfect Isn't Easy" is billed as being voiced by Huey Lewis. Even worse, the theatrical trailer from the same year implies that Lewis voices Oliver himself, which would have been serious VocalDissonance if it were true. Lewis performs the opening song "Once Upon a Time in New York City," but does not voice any character in the film.

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** Even worse: the sketch depicts him answering a hotline phone in his office with a voice on the other end saying, "Mr. Incredible, we need your help." In the movie's main timeline, superheroes are outlawed and Bob is underground.

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* During a promo for a 1998 VHS release of Oliver&Company, an image of a random dog from the scene of "Perfect Isn't Easy" is billed as being voiced by Huey Lewis. Lewis performed the opening song but does not voice any character in the film.


* When Disney was promoting DVD releases of [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon their previous animated classics]] on television in the 2000s, they apparently added [[ToiletHumor farting]] or belching noises (which are not present in the actual films) in some of these commercials (e.g. Sebastian burping in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid:'' Platinum Edition ads, and Captain the horse farting in the ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians]]'': Platinum Edition ads).

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* When Disney was promoting DVD releases of [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon their previous animated classics]] on television in the 2000s, they apparently added [[ToiletHumor farting]] or belching noises (which are not present in the actual films) in some of these commercials (e.g. Sebastian burping in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid:'' Platinum Edition ads, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIN1i5PsbJg Captain the horse farting farting]] in the ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians]]'': Platinum Edition ads).


* The teaser trailer for ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' makes the film seem slightly more dramatic and action-packed than it really is. Not that it ''isn't'' dramatic or action-packed, but it's also a Disney animated musical with the requisite comedy, HeartwarmingMoments and family-friendly charm. The teaser trailer only highlights the war drama.

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* The teaser trailer for ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' makes the film seem slightly more dramatic and action-packed than it really is. Not that it ''isn't'' dramatic or action-packed, but it's also a Disney animated musical with the requisite comedy, HeartwarmingMoments SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments and family-friendly charm. The teaser trailer only highlights the war drama.

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* The trailers for ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' show Milo presenting his proposal, making it look like he's really doing the presentation for the Smithsonian board, whereas in the film, he's only rehearsing it and finds out afterwards that they ''deliberately'' rescheduled the presentation to a time he'd missed, thereby giving them an excuse to preemptively turn him down.

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** Shockingly (and rather not surprisingly), the same commercial portrays the independent headstrong Belle as the DamselInDistress that needs to be saved by Beast and the Enchanted Objects. The aforementioned comic battle in the film itself is all about the Beast and Belle has nothing to do with it.


* Early ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' trailers, commercials, and ads depict Scrat as a member of the RagtagBunchOfMisfits, when in reality Scrat doesn't actually travel or interact with the group, save for one brief moment in the middle of the film when they ask him for directions. The trailers also omit the villains and some of the heavier elements.
* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'', several trailers fail to mention or acknowledge [[KidAppealCharacter Crash and Eddie]], as well as Ellie's role or purpose in the film. However, [[TrailerJokeDecay one frequently-aired commercial did show the "I believe I can fly!" scene]] (a scene which involved Crash and Eddie).

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Early ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' trailers, commercials, and ads for the first film depict Scrat as a member of the RagtagBunchOfMisfits, when in reality Scrat doesn't actually travel or interact with the group, save for one brief moment in the middle of the film when they ask him for directions. The trailers also omit the villains and some of the heavier elements.
* ** In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'', several trailers fail to mention or acknowledge [[KidAppealCharacter Crash and Eddie]], as well as Ellie's role or purpose in the film. However, [[TrailerJokeDecay one frequently-aired commercial did show the "I believe I can fly!" scene]] (a scene which involved Crash and Eddie).


* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'' made it looks like the ComicBook/SuicideSquad was being sent into Arkham to deal with the Joker getting his hands on a dirty bomb. While it does form the climax and Batman is indeed on that case, the reason given to the team is that the Riddler had gotten his hands on information relating to the Squad. [[spoiler: The ''real'' reason is for most of the Squad to stir up a mess while Frost tries to kill the Riddler as he knows how to diffuse the bombs in the Squad's necks.]]

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* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'' made it looks like the ComicBook/SuicideSquad was being sent into Arkham to deal with the Joker getting his hands on a dirty bomb. While it does form the climax and Batman is indeed on that case, the reason given to the team is that the Riddler had gotten his hands on information relating to the Squad. [[spoiler: The ''real'' reason is for most of the Squad to stir up a mess while Frost tries to kill the Riddler as he knows how to diffuse defuse the bombs in the Squad's necks.]]


* The trailers for ''{{Film/A Christmas Carol|2009}}'' made it look like a goofy, kiddy version of the story, not aided by the fact that it stars Creator/JimCarrey. The actual movie, however, is surprisingly faithful and keeps most of the original's story characteristics intact, including the horror. Some reviews actually complained that it was oddly dark for a Christmas movie; you have to wonder if they were familiar with the story at all or had been dulled due to the number of bowdlerized versions of the tale.

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* The trailers for ''{{Film/A ''{{WesternAnimation/A Christmas Carol|2009}}'' made it look like a goofy, kiddy version of the story, not aided by the fact that it stars Creator/JimCarrey. The actual movie, however, is surprisingly faithful and keeps most of the original's story characteristics intact, including the horror. Some reviews actually complained that it was oddly dark for a Christmas movie; you have to wonder if they were familiar with the story at all or had been dulled due to the number of bowdlerized versions of the tale.horror.


** The "That's no blizzard -- that's my sister" line, followed by a shot of Elsa on the top of a mountain casting her magic at Anna and Kristoff? That wasn't from the movie -- it was from an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM9palXgpC4 earlier animation test]]. At that point in the filming, several things were different (if you look at the whole scene, Marshmallow has tree-trunk arms instead of the ice he had in the actual film and Anna has no white streak in her hair) and the characterization wasn't quite finalized, resulting in Elsa being the villain that she was for much of the production. In the actual movie, Elsa's role was changed after the staff realized that Elsa's VillainSong Let It Go [[DesignatedVillain really wasn't all that villainous]], and they rewrote her as a AntiVillain who just doesn't have good control over her powers and suffers from anxiety.

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** The "That's no blizzard -- that's my sister" line, followed by a shot of Elsa on the top of a mountain casting her magic at Anna and Kristoff? That wasn't from the movie -- it was from an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM9palXgpC4 earlier animation test]]. At that point in the filming, several things were different (if you look at the whole scene, Marshmallow has tree-trunk arms instead of the ice he had in the actual film and Anna has no white streak in her hair) and the characterization wasn't quite finalized, resulting in Elsa being the villain that she was for much of the production. In the actual movie, Elsa's role was changed after the staff realized that Elsa's VillainSong Let "Let It Go Go" [[DesignatedVillain really wasn't all that villainous]], and they rewrote her as a an AntiVillain who just doesn't have good much control over her powers and suffers from anxiety.



* This seems standard for Dreamworks now, as the early trailers and promotion for ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' also tried (not very successfully, considering the box office opening) to make it out to be a zany Dreamworks comedy, when it is actually a fantasy adventure story; its humour is incidental to the plot. It wasn't until the final trailer that the promotion became more honest about the film's dramatic elements.

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* This seems standard for Dreamworks now, as the early trailers and promotion for ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' also tried (not very successfully, considering the box office opening) to make it out to be a zany Dreamworks comedy, when it is actually a fantasy adventure story; its humour humor is incidental to the plot. It wasn't until the final trailer that the promotion became more honest about the film's dramatic elements.



** Similarly, the trailer for the 1996 rerelease cuts various scenes together to make the viewers think Sykes kidnaps Oliver from Jenny to hold him for ransom and that the climax revolves around Fagin, Jenny and the dogs rescuing him. Actually, the dogs are the ones who "kidnap" Oliver (thinking they're rescuing him, not realizing he's happy with Jenny), Fagin is the one who holds him for ransom (to pay his debt to Sykes), [[spoiler:Jenny]] is the character whom Sykes kidnaps, and the climax revolves around [[spoiler:Oliver, Fagin and the dogs rescuing ''her.'']]

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** Similarly, the trailer for the 1996 rerelease re-release cuts various scenes together to make the viewers think Sykes kidnaps Oliver from Jenny to hold him for ransom and that the climax revolves around Fagin, Jenny and the dogs rescuing him. Actually, the dogs are the ones who "kidnap" Oliver (thinking they're rescuing him, not realizing he's happy with Jenny), Fagin is the one who holds him for ransom (to pay his debt to Sykes), [[spoiler:Jenny]] is the character whom Sykes kidnaps, and the climax revolves around [[spoiler:Oliver, Fagin and the dogs rescuing ''her.'']]



** ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'': The trailers made it look like the "Happily Ever After Potion" was entirely PlayedForLaughs. While the part with Donkey turning into a stallion (which was the only part shown in the trailer) certainly was, that's only half of it: its effects on [[spoiler: Shrek and Fiona]] were very much PlayedForDrama. Not to mention Donkey's "Gimme that bottle!" line was taken ''way'' out of context. In addition, the trailer [[spoiler:(via some spliced footage and audio) showed Shrek in ogre form when discovering that Donkey transformed into a stallion. In the actual film, they transform at the same time.]]

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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'': The trailers made it look like the "Happily Ever After Potion" was entirely PlayedForLaughs. While the part with Donkey turning into a stallion (which was the only part shown in the trailer) certainly was, that's only half of it: its effects on [[spoiler: Shrek [[spoiler:Shrek and Fiona]] were very much PlayedForDrama. Not to mention Donkey's "Gimme that bottle!" line was taken ''way'' out of context. In addition, the trailer [[spoiler:(via some spliced footage and audio) showed Shrek in ogre form when discovering that Donkey transformed into a stallion. In the actual film, they transform at the same time.]]



** By playing up some {{Subverted Trope}}s and the one scene in the film where Rapunzel overpowers the main male character, while using a punk-pop song by singer Music/{{Pink}}, the trailers led some to believe it was a Creator/{{Dreamworks}}-style parody of traditional fairy tales, rather than a fairly straight-forward version of the story that updates Rapunzel to an ActionGirl.

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** By playing up some {{Subverted Trope}}s and the one scene in the film where Rapunzel overpowers the main male character, while using a punk-pop song by singer Music/{{Pink}}, the trailers led some to believe it was a Creator/{{Dreamworks}}-style parody of traditional fairy tales, rather than a fairly straight-forward straightforward version of the story that updates Rapunzel to an ActionGirl.



* The trailers for ''Disney/WreckItRalph,'' and much of its advertisements, really puts emphasis on all those easily-recognised villains at the Bad-Anon meeting, suggesting they will be reforming or rebelling against... being bad, and maybe even that the characters we think of as heroes are secretly jerks. But they're basically cameos, and the story is actually Ralph accepting himself, and his [[LikeBrotherAndSister big-brother relationship]] with Vanellope -- who is barely shown in trailers, despite being the co-star.

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* The trailers for ''Disney/WreckItRalph,'' and much many of its advertisements, really puts emphasis on all those easily-recognised easily recognized villains at the Bad-Anon meeting, suggesting they will be reforming or rebelling against... being bad, and maybe even that the characters we think of as heroes are secretly jerks. But they're basically cameos, and the story is actually about Ralph accepting himself, and his [[LikeBrotherAndSister big-brother relationship]] with Vanellope -- who is barely shown in trailers, despite being the co-star.



* ''WesternAnimation/CaptureTheFlag'': The trailer for some reason makes BigBad Richard Carson into a SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer, with no mention of his plans to go to the moon to [[MoonLandingHoax 'prove' the moon landing was fake]] and claim the moon for himself, even though this is what [[VillainsActHeroesReact kicks off the entire plot of the movie]]. Instead, the trailer focusses entirely on protagonist Mike Goldwing and his attempt to stow away on the next rocket bound for the moon. The trailer also tries to make us believe that Mike and his girlfriend Amy accidently launch the rocket ahead of schedule with only them and Mike's grandfather on board, while in reality this was done by one of Carsons' mooks in an attempt to prevent NASA from getting to the moon earlier than him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptureTheFlag'': The trailer for some reason makes BigBad Richard Carson into a SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer, with no mention of his plans to go to the moon to [[MoonLandingHoax 'prove' the moon landing was fake]] and claim the moon for himself, even though this is what [[VillainsActHeroesReact kicks off the entire plot of the movie]]. Instead, the trailer focusses focuses entirely on protagonist Mike Goldwing and his attempt to stow away on the next rocket bound for the moon. The trailer also tries to make us believe that Mike and his girlfriend Amy accidently accidentally launch the rocket ahead of schedule with only them and Mike's grandfather on board, while in reality this was done by one of Carsons' mooks in an attempt to prevent NASA from getting to the moon earlier than him.


* The teaser trailer for ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' makes the film seem slightly more dramatic and action-packed than it really is.

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* The teaser trailer for ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' makes the film seem slightly more dramatic and action-packed than it really is. Not that it ''isn't'' dramatic or action-packed, but it's also a Disney animated musical with the requisite comedy, HeartwarmingMoments and family-friendly charm. The teaser trailer only highlights the war drama.


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRnVQ4NBXko This trailer]] for ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica'' had Butt-Head asking, "Did we miss ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''?" followed by Muddy shooting the TV and responding, "No." In the movie, Butt-head's line was a mere throwaway, and Muddy shooting the TV actually made sense -- he did it to ensure that Beavis and Butt-Head can't watch TV before going on their mission.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRnVQ4NBXko com/watch?v=jRnVQ4NBXko#t=1m27s This trailer]] for ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica'' had Butt-Head asking, "Did we miss ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''?" followed by Muddy shooting the TV and responding, "No." In the movie, Butt-head's line was a mere throwaway, and Muddy shooting the TV actually made sense -- he did it to ensure that Beavis and Butt-Head can't watch TV before going on their mission.

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