But after the film hit theaters, parents took issue with a particular subplot involving the Rottweiler (voiced by the rapper Ludacris on the rare vacation that he takes from Fast & Furious sequels) getting checked out by judges before the big show. And by "checked out," we mean they fondle his balls until he becomes so uncomfortable that he mentally checks out. The dog emotionally detaches from the situation, using his imagination until the process is over, and he is then given a treat. In the film, this is seen as a positive (and hilarious) way to get through unwanted groping from strangers. "Just put it out of your mind until it's over, and you'll be rewarded."
Parents pointed out that, oh yeah, this is absolutely the worst possible message to ever send to a child about unwanted touching from strangers. And you know who agreed with them? The freaking National Center On Sexual Exploitation, which got involved and demanded that the scenes be cut from the movie. In light of the uproar, a new version of the film was quickly sent to theaters.
The fact that none of the hundreds of people involved in making and promoting this movie saw this as a problem prior to that is almost amazing, in a horrible way. Or maybe they did, but simply didn't want to make a fuss? If so, there's a good life lesson there: If you see something at work that looks like it could be a disaster in the making, never assume somebody else is already on top of it.