History TrailersAlwaysSpoil / WesternAnimation

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** The season 2 midseason trailer showed somewhat more of the finale than Creator/DaveFiloni would have liked, in particular [[spoiler:the return of Darth Maul and Ahsoka and Vader's duel]]. However, it did not spoil some particularly major plot points, namely [[spoiler:Ahsoka's UncertainDoom and Kanan getting blinded]].

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** The season 2 midseason trailer showed somewhat more of the finale than Creator/DaveFiloni would have liked, in particular [[spoiler:the Sith holocron, the return of Darth Maul and Ahsoka and Vader's duel]]. However, it did not spoil some particularly major plot points, namely [[spoiler:Ahsoka's UncertainDoom and Kanan getting blinded]].
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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Professor Chaos":
-->'''Narrator''': Will Professor Chaos succeed? Which boy will replace Kenny? Which adult cast member will [[TonightSomeoneDies die]]? These questions will be answered... [[spoiler:[[ToBeContinuedRightNow right now]]. No, Tweek, and Ms. Choksondik.]]
** Though that may have been intended as a parody for the (in)famous "Who is Eric Cartman's real father?" 2-parter, since a ''lot'' of fans were ticked off when they got the Terrance & Phillip special after waiting for a month, instead of the continuing story.

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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' Nickelodeon Australia once had a commercial for back-to-back episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' that played this for comedy, with a narrator trying to summarize ''every'' episode "Professor Chaos":
-->'''Narrator''': Will Professor Chaos succeed? Which boy will replace Kenny? Which adult cast member will [[TonightSomeoneDies die]]? These questions will be answered... [[spoiler:[[ToBeContinuedRightNow right now]]. No, Tweek,
in a single breath so the viewers wouldn't have to wait to watch all of them. He outlines about three episodes before becoming exhausted, and Ms. Choksondik.]]
** Though
instead suggests they just tune in to watch back-to-back episodes.
* Played with in ''{{WesternAnimation/Archer}}''. The first episode of season 5 ends with a FantasySequence of Archer's
that may serves as a trailer for the rest of the season. It did include some genuine spoilers, but they were interlaced with things that never happened (like [[spoiler: Cherlene getting kidnapped]]) and things that happened in completely different circumstances (like [[spoiler: Lana going into labor]]).
* When ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' originally aired on Fox, some of its promos could be pretty spoilerific. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUIE7oEL-ok This one]] outright shows the cliffhanger ending of "Heart of Steel, Part 1" in it.
* Promos for the first two ''[[Toys/BionicleGeneration2 Bionicle: The Journey to One]]'' episodes spoiled most of the ending by showing the sought-after Mask of Creation in the hands of the villains, from the very last scene. The only things not to get spoiled were [[spoiler: Umarak kidnapping Ketar and mutating into a hulking beast upon putting on the mask]], but these were already SpoiledByTheMerchandise aynway.
* Creator/CartoonNetwork: Pick a trailer, any trailer, for episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. There. You've basically saw the entire episode in under 30 seconds, ending on a cliffhanger.
** For a particularly {{egregious}} one, the trailer for "Another Five More Short Graybles" (no, that's not a typo) spoils the riddle that is linked to all of the Graybles -- they are all related to [[spoiler:dads]]. It doesn't help the promos aired several times in the weeks leading up to Father's Day, and the episode itself premiered on Father's Day 2013 (June 17. 2013).
** And if the trailer for "Giant Woman" is any indication, ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' might be starting to fall victim to this too.
*** A promo shown during [=StevenBomb=] 4 showed a clip from "Barn Mates" spoiling [[spoiler:the return of Lapis Lazuli]]. "Barn Mates" wasn't even airing that week.
** A less spoilery example, but one promo for the ''Regular Show'' episode "Go Viral" ''actually showed the ending of the episode'' (more specifically, the Farting Bear that was a RunningGag in it [[spoiler:landing on Muscle Man]]).
* The trailer for the series finale of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', "Phantom Planet", was almost completely spoiled just through the commercials. In ''one commercial alone'', it was spoiled, though being ''outright stated by the narrator'', that Danny loses his powers, gets them back again later, gets together with Sam, and enlists the help of every other ghost in the series to stop the Disasteroid.
* The trailer for "Heather Report" in ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' completely reveals that Heather is TheMole, working for [[BigBad Alvin]].
* During its original airing on TheDisneyAfternoon, the trailer for Part 1 of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'' GrandFinale, "The Golden Goose", showed the cliffhanger ending of Huey, Dewey, and Louie getting turned into gold statues.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' (after Cleveland had left for ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''): "Cleveland! Who would have thought we would run into you? Except everyone because Creator/{{Fox}} [[LampshadeHanging spoiled it in all the promos]]."
* More Creator/DisneyChannel screwing: In a ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks'' episode "Fail Fish", Milo has to pass a test in order to prevent himself from being held back a grade. This would
have been intended taken as a parody for the (in)famous "Who is Eric Cartman's real father?" 2-parter, since a ''lot'' of fans were ticked off when surprise, if only they got hadn't shown him [[spoiler:holding the Terrance & Phillip test in his hand while he shouts for joy, implying that he has passed it!]] You might not be able to catch it if you're not paying attention, but it's still there.
* [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerrytoonz/2679457672/ This]] print advertisement for ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''
special after waiting "Hollyrock-A-Bye-Baby" shows that Pebbles will have twins.
* Black Phantom's defeat from the ''Toys/HeroFactory'' TV special was spoiled, shot
for a month, instead of shot, on an on-line promo vid advertising the continuing story.cartoon and characters (and their toys) on the Franchise/{{LEGO}} website.
* Nickelodeon showed various commercials of scenes leading up to the release of TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. One of these completely spoiled that Helga finally confesses her love for Arnold. (They didn't show how he reacted to it, though.)



* Nickelodeon showed various commercials of scenes leading up to the release of TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. One of these completely spoiled that Helga finally confesses her love for Arnold. (They didn't show how he reacted to it, though.)
* From an episode preview on ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', "But is this really the end of Optimus Prime? Tune in for tomorrow's exciting episode: "The Return of Optimus Prime". Hmmm... I ''wonder''...
** However, the ''first'' time that aired, it didn't have the narration. Thankfully, newer DVD releases go without it (though of course the DVD's episode list does let you know that an episode called "The Return of Optimus Prime" is coming up.)
** Not to mention all the trailers for ''the movie'' showing clips of [[spoiler:Optimus Prime getting blown to bits while the Narrator asks, "Does Prime die?!"]] WELL GEE KIDS, I DUNNO!
*** Then the very next question the Narrator asks is: [[spoiler:"Then, who will lead the Autobots?" There's not much need for a new leader unless the old one dies, ya know...]]
** The 20th Anniversary DVD set prominently shows [[spoiler:Hot Rod opening the Matrix]] on the inside cover art. This '''literally happens in the last scene of the film'''. And while all the other chapter titles are deliciously subtle, [[spoiler:"Megatron Transformed"]] might have been playing its hand a bit too much.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' (after Cleveland had left for ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''): "Cleveland! Who would have thought we would run into you? Except everyone because Creator/{{Fox}} [[LampshadeHanging spoiled it in all the promos]]."

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* Nickelodeon showed various commercials of scenes leading up to The trailer for the release of TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. One of these completely season finale for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' was shown when there was still one episode to go before it, and spoiled that Helga finally confesses her love for Arnold. (They didn't show how he reacted to it, though.)
[[spoiler:the Equalists will get control of the city and begin mass bending removal]].
* From an The [=YESvember=] music video on Nickelodeon's [=YouTube=] channel includes a scene from the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode preview on ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', "But is this really ''11 Louds a Leapin''', spoiling [[spoiler:the reveal of Mr. and Mrs. Loud's faces]].
* A promo for
the end of Optimus Prime? Tune in for tomorrow's exciting episode: "The Return of Optimus Prime". Hmmm... I ''wonder''...
** However, the ''first'' time that aired, it didn't have the narration. Thankfully, newer DVD releases go without it (though of course the DVD's
''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'' episode list does let you know that an episode called "The Return of Optimus Prime" is coming up.)
** Not to mention all
"Like Father, Like Daughter" spoiled the ending in which [[spoiler:Julie agrees to take over [=KaneCo=] should something happen to her father]].
* The
trailers for ''the movie'' showing clips of [[spoiler:Optimus Prime getting blown to bits while the Narrator asks, "Does Prime die?!"]] WELL GEE KIDS, I DUNNO!
*** Then
''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Magical Mystery Cure" included a clip of Fluttershy saying "You look just like a princess!", completely spoiling the game-changing twist (That everyone already knew about) that occurs the very next question end of the Narrator asks is: [[spoiler:"Then, episode. And then, Hasbro proceeded to [[MerchandiseDriven plaster this plot twist all over all over their commercials and toys.]] Additionally, a sign depicting Twilight Sparkle with wings was actually sighted months before the episode was even announced, but was dismissed by most as an error from the artists.
** To the great annoyance of viewers
who will lead had spent most of season 4 (if not longer) awaiting the Autobots?" There's not much need frequently-referenced Equestria Games [[spoiler:(and especially of Rainbow Dash fans)]], a promo for the final episodes of the season included a very brief clip of [[spoiler:Spitfire crossing the relay finish line narrowly but noticeably ahead of Dash]].
** Also, in the Season 4 finale "Twilight's Kingdom", the Golden Oaks Library, where Twilight has stayed since moving to Ponyville [[spoiler:is destroyed by the
new leader unless villain]].
** In
the old one dies, ya know...Hub trailers for the finale as well, the Royal Sisters and Princess Cadence [[spoiler:lose their Cutie Marks when they transfer their magic to Princess Twilight, leaving them helpless to being made hostages/prisoners of the new villain]]. [[https://derpibooru.org/616737]][[https://derpibooru.org/616744]][[https://derpibooru.org/616753]][[https://derpibooru.org/616454]] In the trailer as well, Twilight is seen [[spoiler:taking off so fast, she leave a crater in the ground, against a [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt blood red sky]].]]
*** About the only thing the trailer for the finale didn't spoil was [[spoiler: That said villain was a FIM version of classic villain Tirek.]]
** The 20th Anniversary DVD In another instance of using TheReveal to sell more toys, Hasbro announced in 2013 a new set prominently shows [[spoiler:Hot Rod opening of "Rainbow Power" toys featuring the Matrix]] on ponies covered in rainbows. Around the inside cover art. This '''literally happens in same time, the last scene season 4 premiere introduced a mysterious locked chest whose contents were unknown. At the very end of the film'''. And while all season 4 finale, the other chapter titles are deliciously subtle, [[spoiler:"Megatron Transformed"]] might have been playing its hand ponies finally manage to open the chest, and a bit too much.
*
magical rainbow comes out and makes them change into "Rainbow Power" versions of themselves as a SuperMode, allowing them to defeat the villain. Way to reveal your [[WhamEpisode big end-of-season twist]] early in order to [[MerchandiseDriven sell more toys]], Hasbro.
**
In an another minor example of the toys spoiling the theme: several months before the first advertisements for season 5 were out, a new set of toys were released, the theme this time being Cutie Mark Magic. Guess what the theme of season 5 is?
* Another one, the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' (after Cleveland had left "Candace Gets Busted". In order: It starts off as an intimate get-together, she has no problem inviting a few more people, but then it becomes a party, Linda calls the house and says they're coming home. Then guess what happens? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Young lady, you are so busted!"]] ...Yeah, you get the idea.
** To be fair, if you couldn't guess that was going to happen based on [[SpoilerTitle the title]], well...
*** Then there's "Minor Monogram", where the commercials literally only showed the ending where [[spoiler:Vanessa falls
for ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''): "Cleveland! Who would have thought we would run into you? Except everyone because Creator/{{Fox}} [[LampshadeHanging spoiled it in all the promos]]."Monty]].



* A teaser for the second half of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'''s second season clearly depicts [[BigBad Professor Pericles]] going OneWingedAngel after becoming the vessel for [[BiggerBad the Nibiru entity]].



* More Creator/DisneyChannel screwing: In a ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks'' episode "Fail Fish", Milo has to pass a test in order to prevent himself from being held back a grade. This would have been taken as a surprise, if only they hadn't shown him [[spoiler:holding the test in his hand while he shouts for joy, implying that he has passed it!]] You might not be able to catch it if you're not paying attention, but it's still there.
* Another one, the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Candace Gets Busted". In order: It starts off as an intimate get-together, she has no problem inviting a few more people, but then it becomes a party, Linda calls the house and says they're coming home. Then guess what happens? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Young lady, you are so busted!"]] ...Yeah, you get the idea.
** To be fair, if you couldn't guess that was going to happen based on [[SpoilerTitle the title]], well...
*** Then there's "Minor Monogram", where the commercials literally only showed the ending where [[spoiler:Vanessa falls for Monty]].

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* More Creator/DisneyChannel screwing: In a ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks'' Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Fail Fish", Milo "Professor Chaos":
-->'''Narrator''': Will Professor Chaos succeed? Which boy will replace Kenny? Which adult cast member will [[TonightSomeoneDies die]]? These questions will be answered... [[spoiler:[[ToBeContinuedRightNow right now]]. No, Tweek, and Ms. Choksondik.]]
** Though that may have been intended as a parody for the (in)famous "Who is Eric Cartman's real father?" 2-parter, since a ''lot'' of fans were ticked off when they got the Terrance & Phillip special after waiting for a month, instead of the continuing story.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' made-for-TV movie ''Atlantis Squarepantis'' spoiled the climax where [[spoiler:Plankton finds out he stole a tank that shoots ice cream.]] It wasn't like it was in a montage or anything either, they blatantly displayed it up front because they thought the punchline was funny enough to include. It got even worse when they put a CommercialBreakCliffhanger right before this moment.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''
has restrained itself fairly well when it comes to pass foreshadowing Anakin's eventual transformation into Darth Vader, so naturally, Cartoon Network was eager to promote an episode where Anakin has a test vision of what he will become. They show us some pretty sweet clips in order to prevent himself from being held back a grade. This the promos, but when the actual episode was aired, you realized they showed you the whole scene!
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** The season 2 midseason trailer showed somewhat more of the finale than Creator/DaveFiloni
would have been taken as liked, in particular [[spoiler:the return of Darth Maul and Ahsoka and Vader's duel]]. However, it did not spoil some particularly major plot points, namely [[spoiler:Ahsoka's UncertainDoom and Kanan getting blinded]].
** It's not
a surprise, if surprise to anyone keeping up with the show, but the season 4 trailer has a shot of [[spoiler:Kallus]] in a Rebel uniform, which to anyone only they hadn't shown him [[spoiler:holding familiar with his character from the test in his hand while he shouts for joy, implying first two seasons would be unexpected to say the least.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' tends to get hit very, very hard with this trope. In the few days after Stevenbomb 4 alone, 2 clips were released on Cartoon Network's UK site as promos
that he has passed it!]] You might not be able to catch it if you're not paying attention, but it's still there.
* Another one,
reveal [[spoiler: the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' return of Malachite and Lapis Lazuli]]. Especially infuriating due to the show's long hiatuses, which meant that the spoilers didn't even appear until almost 4 months later, when the episodes finally aired.
** It's arguably gotten even worse with the "Steven's Summer Adventures" event, in which the network is releasing significant portions of pretty much every
episode "Candace Gets Busted". early as "sneak peeks." In order: It starts off as an intimate get-together, she has no problem inviting a few more people, but then it becomes a party, Linda calls the house particularly irritating move, they have also uploaded clips and says they're coming home. Then guess what happens? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Young lady, you are so busted!"]] ...Yeah, you get the idea.
** To be fair, if you couldn't guess
made news articles surrounding [[spoiler: Bismuth being introduced, in which it is also shown that was going to happen based on [[SpoilerTitle Amethyst has received another design change]]. It kind of makes you wonder whether any major development in the title]], well...
*** Then there's "Minor Monogram", where the commercials literally only showed the ending where [[spoiler:Vanessa falls for Monty]].
show will ever be allowed to go un-spoiled ever again.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has restrained themselves fairly well when it comes to foreshadowing Anakin's eventual transformation into Darth Vader, so naturally, Cartoon Network was eager to promote an episode where Anakin has a vision of what he will become. They show us some pretty sweet clips in the promos, but when the actual episode was aired, you realized they showed you the whole scene!
* Black Phantom's defeat from the ''Toys/HeroFactory'' TV special was spoiled, shot for shot, on an on-line promo vid advertising the cartoon and characters (and their toys) on the Franchise/{{LEGO}} website.
* [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerrytoonz/2679457672/ This]] print advertisement for ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' special "Hollyrock-A-Bye-Baby" shows that Pebbles will have twins.
* Pick a trailer, any trailer, for episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. There. You've basically saw the entire episode in under 30 seconds, ending on a cliffhanger.
** For a particularly {{egregious}} one, the trailer for "Another Five More Short Graybles" (no, that's not a typo) spoils the riddle that is linked to all of the Graybles--they are all related to [[spoiler:dads]]. It doesn't help the promos aired several times in the weeks leading up to Father's Day, and the episode itself premiered on Father's Day 2013 (June 17. 2013).
** And if the trailer for "Giant Woman" is any indication, ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' might be starting to fall victim to this too.
*** A promo shown during [=StevenBomb=] 4 showed a clip from "Barn Mates" spoiling [[spoiler:the return of Lapis Lazuli]]. "Barn Mates" wasn't even airing that week.
** A less spoilery example, but one promo for the ''Regular Show'' episode "Go Viral" ''actually showed the ending of the episode'' (more specifically, the Farting Bear that was a RunningGag in it [[spoiler:landing on Muscle Man]]).
* The trailer for the season finale for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' was shown when there was still one episode to go before it, and spoiled that [[spoiler:the Equalists will get control of the city and begin mass bending removal]].
* Nickelodeon Australia once had a commercial for back-to-back episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' that played this for comedy, with a narrator trying to summarize ''every'' episode in a single breath so the viewers wouldn't have to wait to watch all of them. He outlines about three episodes before becoming exhausted, and instead suggests they just tune in to watch back-to-back episodes.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has restrained themselves fairly well when it comes to foreshadowing Anakin's eventual transformation into Darth Vader, so naturally, Cartoon Network was eager to promote From an episode where Anakin has a vision of what he will become. They show us some pretty sweet clips in preview on ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', "But is this really the promos, but when end of Optimus Prime? Tune in for tomorrow's exciting episode: "The Return of Optimus Prime". Hmmm... I ''wonder''...
** However,
the actual ''first'' time that aired, it didn't have the narration. Thankfully, newer DVD releases go without it (though of course the DVD's episode was aired, list does let you realized they showed you the whole scene!
* Black Phantom's defeat from the ''Toys/HeroFactory'' TV special was spoiled, shot for shot, on an on-line promo vid advertising the cartoon and characters (and their toys) on the Franchise/{{LEGO}} website.
* [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerrytoonz/2679457672/ This]] print advertisement for ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' special "Hollyrock-A-Bye-Baby" shows
know that Pebbles will have twins.
* Pick a trailer, any trailer, for episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. There. You've basically saw the entire
an episode in under 30 seconds, ending on a cliffhanger.
called "The Return of Optimus Prime" is coming up.)
** For a particularly {{egregious}} one, Not to mention all the trailer trailers for "Another Five More Short Graybles" (no, that's ''the movie'' showing clips of [[spoiler:Optimus Prime getting blown to bits while the Narrator asks, "Does Prime die?!"]] WELL GEE KIDS, I DUNNO!
*** Then the very next question the Narrator asks is: [[spoiler:"Then, who will lead the Autobots?" There's
not much need for a typo) spoils new leader unless the riddle that is linked to all old one dies, ya know...]]
** The 20th Anniversary DVD set prominently shows [[spoiler:Hot Rod opening the Matrix]] on the inside cover art. This '''literally happens in the last scene
of the Graybles--they film'''. And while all the other chapter titles are all related to [[spoiler:dads]]. It doesn't help the promos aired several times in the weeks leading up to Father's Day, and the episode itself premiered on Father's Day 2013 (June 17. 2013).
** And if the trailer for "Giant Woman" is any indication, ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
deliciously subtle, [[spoiler:"Megatron Transformed"]] might be starting to fall victim to this too.
*** A promo shown during [=StevenBomb=] 4 showed a clip from "Barn Mates" spoiling [[spoiler:the return of Lapis Lazuli]]. "Barn Mates" wasn't even airing that week.
** A less spoilery example, but one promo for the ''Regular Show'' episode "Go Viral" ''actually showed the ending of the episode'' (more specifically, the Farting Bear that was a RunningGag in it [[spoiler:landing on Muscle Man]]).
* The trailer for the season finale for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' was shown when there was still one episode to go before it, and spoiled that [[spoiler:the Equalists will get control of the city and begin mass bending removal]].
* Nickelodeon Australia once had a commercial for back-to-back episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' that played this for comedy, with a narrator trying to summarize ''every'' episode in a single breath so the viewers wouldn't
have to wait to watch all of them. He outlines about three episodes before becoming exhausted, and instead suggests they just tune in to watch back-to-back episodes.been playing its hand a bit too much.



* The trailer for the series finale of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', "Phantom Planet", was almost completely spoiled just through the commercials. In ''one commercial alone'', it was spoiled, though being ''outright stated by the narrator'', that Danny loses his powers, gets them back again later, gets together with Sam, and enlists the help of every other ghost in the series to stop the Disasteroid.
* A promo for the ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'' episode "Like Father, Like Daughter" spoiled the ending in which [[spoiler:Julie agrees to take over [=KaneCo=] should something happen to her father]].
* A teaser for the second half of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'''s second season clearly depicts [[BigBad Professor Pericles]] going OneWingedAngel after becoming the vessel for [[BiggerBad the Nibiru entity]].
* The trailer for "Heather Report" in ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' completely reveals that Heather is TheMole, working for [[BigBad Alvin]].
* The trailers for the ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Magical Mystery Cure" included a clip of Fluttershy saying "You look just like a princess!", completely spoiling the game-changing twist (That everyone already knew about) that occurs the very end of the episode. And then, Hasbro proceeded to [[MerchandiseDriven plaster this plot twist all over all over their commercials and toys.]] Additionally, a sign depicting Twilight Sparkle with wings was actually sighted months before the episode was even announced, but was dismissed by most as an error from the artists.
** To the great annoyance of viewers who had spent most of season 4 (if not longer) awaiting the frequently-referenced Equestria Games [[spoiler:(and especially of Rainbow Dash fans)]], a promo for the final episodes of the season included a very brief clip of [[spoiler:Spitfire crossing the relay finish line narrowly but noticeably ahead of Dash]].
** Also, in the Season 4 finale "Twilight's Kingdom", the Golden Oaks Library, where Twilight has stayed since moving to Ponyville [[spoiler:is destroyed by the new villain]].
** In the Hub trailers for the finale as well, the Royal Sisters and Princess Cadence [[spoiler:lose their Cutie Marks when they transfer their magic to Princess Twilight, leaving them helpless to being made hostages/prisoners of the new villain]]. [[https://derpibooru.org/616737]][[https://derpibooru.org/616744]][[https://derpibooru.org/616753]][[https://derpibooru.org/616454]] In the trailer as well, Twilight is seen [[spoiler:taking off so fast, she leave a crater in the ground, against a [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt blood red sky]].]]
*** About the only thing the trailer for the finale didn't spoil was [[spoiler: That said villain was a FIM version of classic villain Tirek.]]
** In another instance of using TheReveal to sell more toys, Hasbro announced in 2013 a new set of "Rainbow Power" toys featuring the ponies covered in rainbows. Around the same time, the season 4 premiere introduced a mysterious locked chest whose contents were unknown. At the very end of the season 4 finale, the ponies finally manage to open the chest, and a magical rainbow comes out and makes them change into "Rainbow Power" versions of themselves as a SuperMode, allowing them to defeat the villain. Way to reveal your [[WhamEpisode big end-of-season twist]] early in order to [[MerchandiseDriven sell more toys]], Hasbro.
** In another minor example of the toys spoiling the theme: several months before the first advertisements for season 5 were out, a new set of toys were released, the theme this time being Cutie Mark Magic. Guess what the theme of season 5 is?
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' made-for-TV movie ''Atlantis Squarepantis'' spoiled the climax where [[spoiler:Plankton finds out he stole a tank that shoots ice cream.]] It wasn't like it was in a montage or anything either, they blatantly displayed it up front because they thought the punchline was funny enough to include. It got even worse when they put a CommercialBreakCliffhanger right before this moment.
* During its original airing on TheDisneyAfternoon, the trailer for Part 1 of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'' GrandFinale, "The Golden Goose", showed the cliffhanger ending of Huey, Dewey, and Louie getting turned into gold statues.



* Played with in ''{{WesternAnimation/Archer}}''. The first episode of season 5 ends with a FantasySequence of Archer's that serves as a trailer for the rest of the season. It did include some genuine spoilers, but they were interlaced with things that never happened (like [[spoiler: Cherlene getting kidnapped]]) and things that happened in completely different circumstances (like [[spoiler: Lana going into labor]]).
* Promos for the first two ''[[Toys/BionicleGeneration2 Bionicle: The Journey to One]]'' episodes spoiled most of the ending by showing the sought-after Mask of Creation in the hands of the villains, from the very last scene. The only things not to get spoiled were [[spoiler: Umarak kidnapping Ketar and mutating into a hulking beast upon putting on the mask]], but these were already SpoiledByTheMerchandise aynway.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Steven Universe}}'' tends to get hit very, very hard with this trope. In the few days after Stevenbomb 4 alone, 2 clips were released on Cartoon Network's UK site as promos that reveal [[spoiler: the return of Malachite and Lapis Lazuli]]. Especially infuriating due to the show's long hiatuses, which meant that the spoilers didn't even appear until almost 4 months later, when the episodes finally aired.
** It's arguably gotten even worse with the "Steven's Summer Adventures" event, in which the network is releasing significant portions of pretty much every episode early as "sneak peeks." In a particularly irritating move, they have also uploaded clips and made news articles surrounding [[spoiler: Bismuth being introduced, in which it is also shown that Amethyst has recieved another design change]]. It kind of makes you wonder whether any major development in the show will ever be allowed to go un-spoiled ever again.



* The [=YESvember=] music video on Nickelodeon's [=YouTube=] channel includes a scene from the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode ''11 Louds a Leapin''', spoiling [[spoiler:the reveal of Mr. and Mrs. Loud's faces]].
* When ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' originally aired on Fox, some of its promos could be pretty spoilerific. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUIE7oEL-ok This one]] outright shows the cliffhanger ending of "Heart of Steel, Part 1" in it.

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* The [=YESvember=] music video on Nickelodeon's [=YouTube=] channel includes a scene from the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode ''11 Louds a Leapin''', spoiling [[spoiler:the reveal of Mr. and Mrs. Loud's faces]].
* When ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' originally aired on Fox, some of its promos could be pretty spoilerific. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUIE7oEL-ok This one]] outright shows the cliffhanger ending of "Heart of Steel, Part 1" in it.
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* When ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' originally aired on Fox, some of its promos could be pretty spoilerific. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUIE7oEL-ok This one]] outright shows the cliffhanger ending of "Heart of Steel, Part 1" in it.
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** A less spoilery example, but one promo for the ''Regular Show'' episode "Go Viral" ''actually showed the ending of the episode'' (more specifically, the Farting Bear that was a RunningGag in it [[spoiler:landing on Muscle Man]]).
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* The [=YESvember=] music video on Nickelodeon's [=YouTube=] channel includes a scene from the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode ''11 Louds a Leapin''', spoiling [[spoiler:the reveal of Mr. and Mrs. Loud's faces]].
30th Oct '16 5:06:49 PM nombretomado
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* Black Phantom's defeat from the ''HeroFactory'' TV special was spoiled, shot for shot, on an on-line promo vid advertising the cartoon and characters (and their toys) on the Franchise/{{LEGO}} website.

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* Black Phantom's defeat from the ''HeroFactory'' ''Toys/HeroFactory'' TV special was spoiled, shot for shot, on an on-line promo vid advertising the cartoon and characters (and their toys) on the Franchise/{{LEGO}} website.
17th Oct '16 11:56:32 PM MisterCPC
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* Promos for the second season premiere of ''WesternAnimation/XMenTheAnimatedSeries'' blatantly spoiled that Morph was back from the dead and now evil.

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* Promos for the second season premiere of ''WesternAnimation/XMenTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' blatantly spoiled that Morph was back from the dead and now evil.
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* Promos for the second season premiere of ''WesternAnimation/XMenTheAnimatedSeries'' blatantly spoiled that Morph was back from the dead and now evil.
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with an old ''[[ShowWithinAShow Radioactive Man]]'' film reel. A giant missile heads toward Earth, and cuts to a freeze frame while the announcer says, "Will Radioactive Man save the planet Earth? Find out next time!" The freeze frame shows ''Earth being split in half with a giant mushroom cloud.''

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with an old ''[[ShowWithinAShow Radioactive Man]]'' film reel. A giant missile heads toward Earth, and cuts to a freeze frame while the announcer says, "Will Radioactive Man save the planet Earth? Find out next time!" The freeze frame shows ''Earth being split in half with a giant mushroom cloud.butt.''



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV66QJTtGtQ This trailer]] for ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales: God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!?!''. If only they didn't include the clip of Junior forgiving The Grapes...
** And the trailer following it for ''Dave and the Giant Pickle'' also spoiled that Dave knocked out Goliath with a peanut.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV66QJTtGtQ This trailer]] for ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales: God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!?!''. If only they didn't include the clip of Them?!?!'', shows Junior forgiving The Grapes...
doing exactly that at the end.
** And the trailer following it for ''Dave and the Giant Pickle'' also spoiled spoils that Dave knocked out Goliath with a peanut. the titular pickle is defeated at the end.
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