As if a clear and compelling ad like that would even need an endorsement.
It was a ruse that would end up costing the studio over a million dollars in lawsuits, and so no other studio attempted such a blatant teabagging of the public's trust. Instead, they did find a way to more gently dab our foreheads with technically-legal jest: They use fake critics under the excuse of "humor."
Take the recent Lynchian abomination that was Nine Lives, a film about a rich and powerful Kevin Spacey being turned into a cat via Christopher Walken voodoo. The movie features all the things we've come to expect from a children's film, such as existential torture, a cat getting drunk, and a f*****g suicide fakeout. Needless to say, critics weren't on board with it. And so TV spots opted to sprinkle the feline romp with hilarious joke reviews from places like "Vanity Fur," "Meowsweek," and the "Catfington Post."
C'mon, guys: "Scratchington Post." If you're gonna cheat, at least do the f*****g joke well.