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29th Sep '15 4:56:48 AM henke37
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* Endemic in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'''s TroubledProduction. Between leaks that necessitated major changes, tweaks from playtesting results, and the game just plain not being ready, Valve was forced to announce new release dates several times -- including, infamously, once delaying the game ''on its release date''. This led to the [[https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time "Valve Time"]] [[Memes/{{Valve}} meme]]. Not coincidentally, [[RealSoonNow Valve no longer makes a habit of giving release dates]] until just before release.

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* Endemic in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'''s TroubledProduction. Between leaks that necessitated major changes, tweaks from playtesting results, and the game just plain not being ready, Valve was forced to announce new release dates several times -- including, infamously, once delaying the game ''on its release date''.day''. This led to the [[https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time "Valve Time"]] [[Memes/{{Valve}} meme]]. Not coincidentally, [[RealSoonNow Valve no longer makes a habit of giving release dates]] until just before release.
30th Jun '15 10:14:05 AM erforce
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'' had a teaser on the VHS release of ''SpaceJam'' and a trailer on each video released in the 2nd wave of the ''Adventures of Batman & Robin'' videocassettes, stating that it was being released in the summer of 1997. It would be released in the Spring of 1998. This was because of the negative feedback of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', since they both featured Mr. Freeze and the studio was afraid the connection would hurt sales of the animated film.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'' had a teaser on the VHS release of ''SpaceJam'' ''Film/SpaceJam'' and a trailer on each video released in the 2nd wave of the ''Adventures of Batman & Robin'' videocassettes, stating that it was being released in the summer of 1997. It would be released in the Spring of 1998. This was because of the negative feedback of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', since they both featured Mr. Freeze and the studio was afraid the connection would hurt sales of the animated film.



* Trailers for ''She's Having a Baby'' were released in January 1987 with VHS copies of ''FerrisBuellersDayOff'' but the film wasn't released until February 1988 due to director Creator/JohnHughes having production problems with ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.

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* Trailers for ''She's Having a Baby'' were released in January 1987 with VHS copies of ''FerrisBuellersDayOff'' ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' but the film wasn't released until February 1988 due to director Creator/JohnHughes having production problems with ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.
30th Apr '15 1:27:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* The teaser trailer for ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Aladdin and the King of Thieves]]'' appeared on the 1995 VHS of ''AngelsInTheOutfield'' and said it was to be released in Fall 1995, but it didn't come out until August 1996. (The delay came about due to Disney getting RobinWilliams back as the voice of the Genie -- midway through production.)
* ''BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'' had a teaser on the VHS release of ''SpaceJam'' and a trailer on each video released in the 2nd wave of the ''Adventures of Batman & Robin'' videocassettes, stating that it was being released in the summer of 1997. It would be released in the Spring of 1998. This was because of the negative feedback of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', since they both featured Mr. Freeze and the studio was afraid the connection would hurt sales of the animated film.

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* The teaser trailer for ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Aladdin and the King of Thieves]]'' ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'' appeared on the 1995 VHS of ''AngelsInTheOutfield'' ''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield'' and said it was to be released in Fall 1995, but it didn't come out until August 1996. (The delay came about due to Disney getting RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams back as the voice of the Genie -- midway through production.)
* ''BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'' had a teaser on the VHS release of ''SpaceJam'' and a trailer on each video released in the 2nd wave of the ''Adventures of Batman & Robin'' videocassettes, stating that it was being released in the summer of 1997. It would be released in the Spring of 1998. This was because of the negative feedback of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', since they both featured Mr. Freeze and the studio was afraid the connection would hurt sales of the animated film.



* The 1992 VHS of ''RockADoodle'' had a sneak preview of ''{{WesternAnimation/Thumbelina}}'', which said it was to be released by MGM, but due to to production difficulties, it was released by Warner Bros. in March 1994.
** Similarly, a sneak preview of ''Rock-a-Doodle'' appeared at the beginning of the 1990 VHS of ''AllDogsGoToHeaven'', promising a release for Thanksgiving from MGM but it ended up being released by The Samuel Goldwyn Company due to production issues and content changes. It was rescheduled for Thanksgiving 1991, but moved again to April 1992 to avoid competition with ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''[[AnAmericanTail An American Tail: Fievel Goes West]]'' (the film was released in Europe in Summer 1991 though).
* The teaser poster for ''TomAndJerryTheMovie'' was released in 1990, but the film didn't come out until 1992 in Europe and 1993 in the U.S.

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* The 1992 VHS of ''RockADoodle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' had a sneak preview of ''{{WesternAnimation/Thumbelina}}'', which said it was to be released by MGM, but due to to production difficulties, it was released by Warner Bros. in March 1994.
** Similarly, a * A sneak preview of ''Rock-a-Doodle'' appeared at the beginning of the 1990 VHS of ''AllDogsGoToHeaven'', ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'', promising a release for Thanksgiving from MGM but it ended up being released by The Samuel Goldwyn Company due to production issues and content changes. It was rescheduled for Thanksgiving 1991, but moved again to April 1992 to avoid competition with ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''[[AnAmericanTail An American Tail: Fievel Goes West]]'' (the film was released in Europe in Summer 1991 though).
* The teaser poster for ''TomAndJerryTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' was released in 1990, but the film didn't come out until 1992 in Europe and 1993 in the U.S.



* ''[[Film/{{Alien 3}} Alien³]]'' had an teaser trailer released in early 1991, which promised a vague 1992 release date and the image of a facehugger egg opening over Earth itself. Although the film was released in May 1992, it was held up by production woes that lasted through the winter of 1991, and the hinted plot in the trailer (xenomorphs take over Earth) was completely different to the final product.

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* ''[[Film/{{Alien 3}} Alien³]]'' ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'' had an teaser trailer released in early 1991, which promised a vague 1992 release date and the image of a facehugger egg opening over Earth itself. Although the film was released in May 1992, it was held up by production woes that lasted through the winter of 1991, and the hinted plot in the trailer (xenomorphs take over Earth) was completely different to the final product.
2nd Dec '14 10:53:28 PM Aiguille
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* Trailers for ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' were released in 2000 by Universal but the studio dropped the film due to its graphic content. It would be released in 2003 with {{Lionsgate}} distributing.

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* Trailers for ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' were released in 2000 by Universal but the studio dropped the film due to its graphic content. It would be released in 2003 with {{Lionsgate}} Creator/LionsGate distributing.
5th Aug '14 7:40:52 PM HellKillUsAll
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* A teaser for ''[[TheJetsons Jetsons: The Movie]]'' (which appeared on the VHS release ''Jetsons: The First Episodes'') promised a release for Christmas 1989, but it ended up being released in the summer of 1990, most likely so it wouldn't compete with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
23rd Jul '14 8:11:19 PM wuggles
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* Subverted in the case of the Ben Stiller movie ''Film/TheWatch'', about a neighborhood watch group that encounters aliens. The film was originally titled ''Neighborhood Watch'' and had the misfortune of starting its marketing campaign around the time of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Trayvon_Martin Trayvon Martin shooting]], in which 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead member of the neighborhood watch. The title and marketing strategies of the movie was changed, however, 20th Century Fox refused to change the premiere date.
5th Jul '14 9:22:54 AM MysteriousDestiny
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' sequel for Wii U was announced in early 2013 under the working project name of X, and was slated for a 2014 release. When E3 rolled around the following year, the game finally got a name (''Xenoblade Chronicles X'', just like its predecessor) but was still far from completion, so it has been pushed back until 2015.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} Xenoblade Chronicles]]'' sequel for Wii U was announced in early 2013 under the working project name of X, and was slated for a 2014 release. When E3 rolled around the following year, the game finally got a name (''Xenoblade Chronicles X'', Chronicles'', just like its predecessor) but was still far from completion, so it has been pushed back until 2015.
21st Jun '14 7:58:55 PM HellKillUsAll
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* At the end of the 1998 VHS of ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' was a short trailer announcing that the direct-to-video sequel ''Scamp's Adventure'' would be released in 2000, but it ended up being released in February 2001. That's what happens what you release a trailer early in production.

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* At the end of the 1998 VHS of ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' was a short trailer announcing that the direct-to-video sequel ''Scamp's Adventure'' would be released in 2000, but it ended up being released in February 2001. That's what happens what you release a trailer early in production.
13th Jun '14 12:55:09 PM ThePope
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* The ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' game for Wii U was announced in early 2013 under the working project name of X, and was slated for a 2014 release. When E3 rolled around the following year, the game finally got a name (''Xenoblade Chronicles'', just like its predecessor) but was still far from completion, so it has been pushed back until 2015.

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* The ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' game ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' sequel for Wii U was announced in early 2013 under the working project name of X, and was slated for a 2014 release. When E3 rolled around the following year, the game finally got a name (''Xenoblade Chronicles'', Chronicles X'', just like its predecessor) but was still far from completion, so it has been pushed back until 2015.
12th Jun '14 9:38:47 AM MysteriousDestiny
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* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' was slated for a 1997 release, with toys appearing at Taco Bell that same year, but it was pushed back to 1998. As a way of making up for the delay, Banjo appeared in ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''.
* 2006 trailers for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' said it would be released in 2007. It actually ended up being released in 2008 instead.
* The ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' game for Wii U was announced in early 2013 under the working project name of X, and was slated for a 2014 release. When E3 rolled around the following year, the game finally got a name (''Xenoblade Chronicles'', just like its predecessor) but was still far from completion, so it has been pushed back until 2015.
* ''VideoGame/TotalDistortion'' (the game where the "'''YOU ARE DEAD! DEAD, DEAAAAAAD!'''" meme came from) was set to ship in late 1993, but production issues caused it to be released in November 1995 instead.
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