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Sony Apologizes for Misspelling in Title of Will Smith Film
Sony Studios issued a formal apology today for allowing the film The Pursuit of Happyness to be released with such an obvious spelling error in the title. The oversight was somehow missed by every level of quality assurance in the mutli-billion dollar company for the past six years.
"We don’t know how this happened," said Sony Spokesperson Mary-Ellen Curtis. "We pay our proofreaders very well and expect a better quality of work from them. We are currently investigating."
This is not the first time a Will Smith film has made it to market with a spelling error but never one so obvious. Previously the film Ali was supposed to have been named after the area behind the deli where the legendary boxer first learned to fight, but a mix-up had the title spelled eponymously. Luckily this mistake was easy to spin as intentional.
"Currently we are recalling every copy of the film to reissue a corrected version," says Curtis. "We don’t want kids to think that Will Smith is telling them misspelling things is cool."
The most famous recall of a film due to an error on the cover is the phallic Little Mermaid clam shell which is now a collector’s item. Many are predicting the same will happen for lucky owners of Happyness. Most recently the Thirtysomething box set was recalled due to the disparate fonts used in the title with no change in the collector’s value.

Sony Apologizes for Misspelling in Title of Will Smith Film

Sony Studios issued a formal apology today for allowing the film The Pursuit of Happyness to be released with such an obvious spelling error in the title. The oversight was somehow missed by every level of quality assurance in the mutli-billion dollar company for the past six years.

"We don’t know how this happened," said Sony Spokesperson Mary-Ellen Curtis. "We pay our proofreaders very well and expect a better quality of work from them. We are currently investigating."

This is not the first time a Will Smith film has made it to market with a spelling error but never one so obvious. Previously the film Ali was supposed to have been named after the area behind the deli where the legendary boxer first learned to fight, but a mix-up had the title spelled eponymously. Luckily this mistake was easy to spin as intentional.

"Currently we are recalling every copy of the film to reissue a corrected version," says Curtis. "We don’t want kids to think that Will Smith is telling them misspelling things is cool."

The most famous recall of a film due to an error on the cover is the phallic Little Mermaid clam shell which is now a collector’s item. Many are predicting the same will happen for lucky owners of Happyness. Most recently the Thirtysomething box set was recalled due to the disparate fonts used in the title with no change in the collector’s value.

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