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ACME Productions have been working for the past year on their hit television show, Alice and Bob. The past several seasons have been a total hit with audiences, just about every memorable quote has become a meme, and everyone is just counting down the days until release. Everything is going very well, and ACME are about to hit the metaphorical button to launch their newest season!

But then all of a sudden, it somehow wound up on the internet. Somehow, someway, all of the new season's episodes and content have suddenly become downloadable due to being purloined and posted on piracy websites. In a few short hours, all of the careful preparation and marketing is now common knowledge.

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This is the dreaded Content Leak. The occurrence when upcoming episodes, images, songs, scripts, seasons, plans, or even general information winds up becoming known despite its intent to be kept secret.

See also Foiler Footage, which is fake content meant to mislead people looking for spoilers. Compare Short Run in Peru.

Not under any circumstances to be mistaken for Potty Failure.

As a rule on this website, troping actual information from leaks is not allowed until the work officially gets released. Beware of spoilers.


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    Anime & Manga 

In General:

  • In 2010, episodes of Fairy Tail, Heroman, Naruto Shippuden, and Occult Academy were leaked on YouTube before their broadcast by a fake official account with the username of "TVTokyoatYT". It is believed to have been an internal leak, considering there were no subtitles or watermarks on the leaked videos, and in the case of Heroman, the leaked episodes were months ahead of the Japanese broadcast.

By Creator:

  • Funimation has had multiple incidents involving content being leaked from their servers, in part due to poor security (at least one episode was leaked simply by changing the episode URL, where the next episode was already publicly accessible but unlisted).
    • Episode 9 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was leaked from Funimation's servers the day before the English subtitled version was set to be simulcast. However, the episode had already aired in Japan.
    • Episode 403 of One Piece, the first episode that was going to be simulcast by Funimation, was leaked a day before the episode aired in Japan, with both a Funimation watermark and English hard subs confirming it was sourced from their servers.
    • Episode 10 of Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ was leaked from Funimation's servers the day before it was broadcast in Japan, again with both a watermark and English hard subs.
  • Similarly to Funimation, Madman Entertainment has had some problems with content being leaked from their server.
    • Episode 6 of Coppelion was leaked hours before it was broadcast in Japan.
    • Several episodes of Kill la Kill were leaked from Madman's servers hours before they were broadcast in Japan, which led to their simulcast being pulled.
    • The Japanese version of the first episode of Space Dandy was leaked from Madman's servers the day before the English version was broadcast in America and two days before the Japanese broadcast.
  • Several manga in Shonen Jump, such as Major, Naruto, and One Piece, have been leaked before their release dates in the magazine on file-sharing services and YouTube slideshows. Some arrests have been made because of these leaks, the most recent of which was in 2010 of a 14-year-old student.
  • A document from Studio BONES was leaked online in 2008 which referenced the then-unannounced Darker Than Black season 2 and "Fullmetal 2" (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood). The president of Bones claimed this document was fictional and that the anime listed on it had not "been decided yet" (though both did eventually occur).

By Work:

  • The last six minutes of episode 3 of Code Geass season 2 were accidentally leaked onto YouTube five days before being broadcast in Japan by Bandai Channel, who were actually testing a system meant to block copyrighted videos of the anime from being posted when the leak occurred.
  • Episode 2 of Oreimo was leaked from Anime News Network's servers a day before it was broadcast in Japan, which led to the simulcast being temporarily halted.
  • The second episode of Persona 4: The Animation was leaked from the French website KZPlay, who had the simulcast rights to the series and accidentally released it two days early.
  • Due to miscommunication between the American and Japanese sides, Anime Network accidentally premiered the first episode of To Love-Ru Darkness a day before it was broadcast in Japan.
  • Pretty Cure:
    • Merchandise listings for the series often leak the designs for the characters before they are officially revealed. For instance, Hugtto! Pretty Cure had its' designs leaked via a merchandise listing for compact mirrors, while Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure got revealed via a listing for a children's makeup set.
    • When Futari wa Pretty Cure was announced for license in France, an image of Kirakira★PreCure a la Mode was used instead. Come June, and it's revealed that A La Mode was supposed to be released after Futari Wa.
    • The profile section of the website for Healin' Good♡Pretty Cure was accidentally put up a few hours earlier than the rest of the site. It was only accessible by a hidden link (as the website had the "teaser image" put up instead of the final homepage) that quickly spread across the Internet, to the point where Google had it as a top link when you searched the show's name in Japanese.

    Asian Animation 
  • Due to briefly being unlisted and hidden, some episodes of the English dub of Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: Mighty Little Defenders uploaded by the series' official English YouTube channel were found by fans a few days before their intended release date. Once these episodes were privated until they were intended to come out, fans made copies of them early.

    Film — Animation 
  • Frozen:
    • Prior to the first film's release, a lot of early production concept art and story points were leaked. These included the long haired, "Snow Queen"-looking Elsa in a hat and plot details from when Elsa was still the villain.
    • Promotional images of Anna and Elsa's near-finalized designs were accidentally leaked in early 2013, weeks before they were meant to be revealed. As these were leaks, they weren't even the official models. The images used older, less polished (alternatively, "more ugly") models, more specifically the Dreamworks Face image was used for Elsa. This caused some fan backlash until their smoother looking official designs were revealed a bit afterwards.
    • In mid-January 2020, exactly a month and a half after the film's sequel was released in theaters and a week before the sing-along release of that film, two different high-quality rips of the film were illegally leaked onto the Internet: one with English subtitles burned into the file and the other without them.
  • A high-quality rip of Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return sourced from United Airlines' in-flight entertainment library was illegally leaked online a month before its' Blu-Ray release.
  • An unfinished rough cut of Thomas and the Magic Railroad, along with many screenshots that were given to a few fans by one of the film's producers, was leaked online in May 2020, a month before the film's supposed original 20th Anniversary Blu-ray release from Shout! Factory. Uploads of the leak were quickly reported and taken down due to severe Hype Backlash and anger from the Thomas & Friends fandom, especially from those yearning for the official release of the film's director's cut. Thankfully, it didn't affect the Blu-Ray release, as the deleted scenes are still legally included as a bonus feature of the final release.
  • An interesting case happens with We Bare Bears: The Movie. The movie was meant to come out on digital on June 8, 2020, but was then moved to June 30 at the last minute. However, sites like Amazon and Fandango were not informed of this, and the movie went up during the overnight hours of the original date; it was reverted to pre-order status during business hours that day (movie purchases made during that period are still available).
  • An image of Lola Loud in her outfit from The Loud House Movie was leaked on Instagram a few days before the official announcement.
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    Film — Live Action 

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  • A screener for American Gangster had a leaked a couple of weeks before the film was released.
  • A famous example was the first American Pie, which had a workprint (bearing the original title of the film, "Great Falls High") released in-between its theatrical run and DVD release. The workprint leak eventually led the Weitz Brothers to release both a rated-R and "unrated" version of the film, which utilized some of the material found in the workprint.
  • The design for the live-action Clifford the Big Red Dog was revealed via a leak of a Carl's Jr. promotion.
  • Dolittle was illegally leaked online two weeks after its theatrical release.
  • The Expendables 3 got leaked almost a month before it was released.
  • Screeners for The Hateful Eight were leaked online some days before it began its theatrical run.
  • The Hurt Locker was leaked 5 months before it released in the United States.
  • The Elite Squad leaked two months before release, and became a piracy hit. It still got great box office upon its official release, nevertheless.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • The first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron was scheduled to release during an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it leaked online nearly a week early. Marvel Studios' response was to tweet "Dammit, Hydra."
    • Marvel and Tom Holland later staged some announcements as Holland "accidentally" leaking information, as jokes on how he Cannot Keep a Secret. First he revealed the teaser poster for Avengers: Infinity War (and only afterward saw the note that it was confidential). Then he gave a status update saying they were about to begin the second Spider-Man film, but he didn't have anything to share because he only just got the script — which was clearly labeled with the title Spider-Man: Far From Home.
    • On April 15, 2019, five minutes of footage from Avengers: Endgame, including clips taken from the second and third acts of the film, were leaked online with Arabian subtitles, a full ten days before the film was officially released. The Russo brothers issued a letter telling fans again not to spoil the film to others and used the hashtag #DontSpoilTheEndgame.
  • A version of the script of Joker (2019) got leaked a few months before its release. It's unclear if it was the shooting script or a draft but it was verified as accurate when the movie came out (albeit with some tweaks).
  • Screeners for The Revenant were also leaked online some days before it began its theatrical run.
  • Posters, standees and various other pieces of work for Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) revealed both Sonic's original Uncanny Valley original design and the more beloved updated design long before their trailers thanks to leakers.
  • Spider-Man 3: Editor's Cut (essentially Spider-Man 3.1, featuring additional scenes and an alternate score added by the film's editor) was leaked through Amazon and could briefly be streamed online prior to its official listing and inclusion on the Blu-Ray Limited Edition Collection.
  • Star Wars:
    • Episode III, Revenge of the Sith, got leaked hours before the film was screened at its premiere.
    • Every major plot point from The Rise of Skywalker was leaked months before the film premiered on Reddit, with many not believing them until the film released (partly because of a number of other "leaks" which contained false information that came out around the correct one). John Boyega's shooting script was also stolen and placed on eBay, but in this case it was recovered before any damage could be done.
      • This didn't start with the final film in the Sequel Trilogy. Months before the official release of The Force Awakens, the vast majority of the film's plot was online.
  • A script to X-Men: The Last Stand was leaked a year prior to the film's release, and many of its elements are still in the final movie.
  • An unfinished version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine got leaked to the internet about a month before the completed film was released. With a number of unfinished visual effects shots included in this version, viewers have argued that this version is actually better than the theatrical release, albeit for the wrong reasons.
  • Cinefex Issue #170, which was written and prepared before theaters shut down globally and The New Mutants was delayed for the fourth time, featured high-quality scans of certain scenes from the movie, such as a shot from Magik's confrontation with the Demon Bear, and multiple plot spoilers. The issue was originally planned to release after the movie did, but due to the magazine's publication schedule, it came out on the date it was already scheduled for with no adjustments to the content that was included.
  • Screeners for Zero Dark Thirty got leaked about 2 weeks before this film was released.

    Literature 
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was leaked online via photos of each page four days prior to the release.
  • Stephenie Meyer's Midnight Sun, which was supposed to be Twilight from Edward's POV, had several chapters leaked online by one of her beta readers in 2008. She felt so betrayed over the whole thing that she scrapped the whole project and posted the leaked chapters on her own website. However, years later she finished the novel, and it was published in 2020.
  • When teasing Survivor Dogs, HarperCollins' plan was to keep secret what animal the new series would be based on, so that it would be a big hyped-up reveal. Fans discovered on HC's own online catalog a poorly-labeled image of a cardboard stand for bookstores, with the first book's art and the text "the time has come for dogs to rule the wild" across the top. They removed the image after fans began to spread it around.
  • For Warrior Cats, as HarperCollins doesn't set strict embargo dates on the books, some stores sell them before the release date, and spoiler threads prior to release used to be a regular thing on official and fan forums. According to one of the official forum's mods, it was legal and they'd allow such posts; it was just that if HarperCollins figured out which stores did it regularly they might delay shipments to that store until after the release date.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Californication had its pilot leaked before the series made its debut.
  • The premiere episode of Constantine was leaked 4 months before it aired.
  • Several episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, along with episodes of other HBO shows such as Ballers, The Deuce and Barry were leaked in late 2017 by a hacker who was trying to extort money from the pay cable channel, reportedly because they had access to internal documents and were using them as leverage.
  • Dexter suffered this a couple of times. The first 2 episodes of season 2 and 4, along with the last 2 episodes of season 2, where leaked before their original airing.
  • Doctor Who:
    • "Rose", the first episode of the 2005 revival, was leaked by a CBC staff member months before its official release. Articles written at the time of the leak suggest that The BBC orchestrated the leak in order to build buzz for the series.
    • "The Name of the Doctor" was leaked early after a BBC America store accidentally sent out the Series 7 box set two weeks before the episode aired. Despite Steven Moffat asking for people to not reveal anything, one newspaper revealed spoilers from the episode, including the reveal of John Hurt as a new Doctor.
    • Averted during the 50th anniversary. When someone threatened to leak details about the mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor", the BBC just went ahead and released the thing early.
    • The Season 8 premiere episode, along with several scripts for the season, leaked online due to a breach at the BBC's Latin-American affiliate station in Miami, FL. Interestingly, the leaked episode ("Deep Breath") was a workprint copy that was in black-and-white, still retained previous Doctor Matt Smith's credits sequence (instead of Peter Capaldi's) and had unfinished effects. The BBC later claimed that the breach (which also included uncontextualized scenes from workprint episodes for the first half of the season) was caused by someone mistakenly leaving the materials on a publicly-accessible part of the Miami server.
    • A clip featuring the Thirteenth Doctor from "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" leaked onto the Internet in July 2018, prior to the episode's broadcast in October 2018.
    • On November 21, 2018, Amazon Prime subscribers in the US who tried to watch "Kerblam!", the then-most-recent episode, were instead treated to the next episode, "The Witchfinders", which was set to air that coming weekend. With the subtitles for "Kerblam!", no less. The error was fixed after a few hours.
  • In October 2019, four episodes of EastEnders leaked a week early, spoiling plot points and character arcs before they had been properly set up in the show.
  • An early cut of the Fringe pilot leaked online three months before the episode was due to air. The leaked version is nearly identical to the final version with mostly minor differences to the editing and special effects (such as a darker version of the opening credits). The only major alteration to the aired episode is an additional scene of Peter Bishop "questioning" a suspect.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Four screener copies of episodes from the fifth season were leaked online weeks before their official airing. Notably, this trope was brought up when Alexander Siddig (who played Prince Doran) accused HBO of intentionally leaking the episodes in order to hype up fan demand.
    • The Season 6 premiere was accidentally leaked by HBO's Nordic division one day earlier than expected, and snatched up by enterprising fans just before the company pulled it off their streaming service.
    • The main plot points of season 7 were leaked on Reddit in 2016.
    • The network's India branch had an internal break-in midway through the seventh season, with a staff member leaking nearly all remaining episodes of the season (save for the finale), as well as scripts and other information, for everyone to view well before their intended airdate. This led to several spoiler-spreading troll campaigns on social media sites and caused HBO to film fake ending scenes for Season 8 so that no one could spoil it.
    • Season 8 has mostly been kept totally under wraps, but Germany's HBO branch accidentally uploaded the second episode to their Amazon service early. The error was corrected quickly enough, but not so quickly as to prevent trolls from watching it and spreading spoilers.
    • While actual episodes didn't get out, detailed spoilers about the final three Season 8 episodes did leak in the weeks before they were due to air. Many fans dismissed them, believing the twists involved were too outrageous to happen, only for every single one to come true over the ensuing airings.
  • An unfinished version of the season 3 premiere of Homeland got leaked about a month before it aired.
  • Japanese photo studio Studio Mario revealed the costume of Inai Inai Baa! host Yuki-chan's outfit in November 2014, five months before she officially appeared on the show. This is justified, since the onee-san auditions occur around this time.
  • Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer's winning streak had some of the momentum taken away after a clip comprising his eventual loss during a Final Jeopardy round, on an episode that was yet to air, one day early. For his part, Holzhauer made light of the leak.
  • Bandai's quarterly toy catalogues that include Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, meant for consultation by retailers only, always used to get intercepted by the fanbase around three months before their contents make it onto the shows. When a new season of either show started, the catalogue was usually the first thing that had any information about it (beyond the title, which gets leaked through trademark filings), and the next quarter's catalogue featuring the Sixth Ranger usually dropped just before the season even began. Bandai has since tightened security and severely limited the info fans can get, but a little still eventually leaks anyway (at best you'll get a character's or item's name, at worst a vague description; and pictures and descriptions of features are gone).
    • One case of a Kamen Rider series leaked by other means than toy catalogues is Kamen Rider Zi-O, which was first revealed when a bug in Kamen Rider Buttabosoul arcade machines led them to start showing his advertisements early. Amusingly, the key concept of Zi-O is Time Travel and the bug was that the system clock wasn't set right.
  • A rough draft for the first episode of the One Piece live-action series was posted on Scriptshadow in March 2020 and was leaked all over social media. It was eventually taken down two months later.
  • The first ten(!) episodes of the fifth season of Orange Is the New Black were leaked by hackers as part of an extortion attempt against Netflix. The leak reportedly stemmed from a production vendor whose security was compromised.
  • The last three episodes of the Starz series Power's fourth season leaked online via a bizarre video that showed a man streaming the episodes from his phone, along with commentary throughout and an explanation of how he was able to access the episodes (the streamer had used a friend's media credentials to access the Starz press portal and see the episodes before their release).
  • Several rough cut episodes in the first season of Prison Break were leaked online weeks before their intended premiere dates.
  • The fourth-season finale for Sherlock leaked a day early, with the creators begging fans to wait and watch it live instead of downloading it beforehand.
  • The pilot for Supergirl (2015) was leaked onto the internet in May 2015, the same time CBS picked it up.
  • The original pilot episode for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles leaked months before its original airing. Notably, this episode was greatly changed after the fact in response to a then-recent school shooting, along with the recasting of Sarah's fiancee to a different actor.
  • A famous case that influenced the direction of an entire season was during the third season of 24. Several scripts leaked to a site called "Ryan's Report" detailing the direction of then-upcoming episodes, including a spoiler that government agency CTU was going to fake the death of its acting director, Ryan Chappelle. Once word of this leaked, production changed their minds and had lead character Jack Bauer execute Chappelle in a late-season episode as a response. The set of the show also faced numerous content leaks in the following five seasons, with scripts and set photos being leaked by enterprising fans (even interior sets weren't exempt from this).
  • The Walking Dead:
    • Scripts for the first three episodes of the third season leaked weeks before the season officially premiered.
    • Averted by the producers, who filmed fake death scenes for the Season 7 premiere (when Negan picks a victim to beat to death with Lucille) and even paid actors who were killed off to show up on set for several months as a way to throw off fans who were staking out the set and taking photos. A "foiler" clip of Negan beating Maggie to death while Glenn screams in anguish was one of these fakes, and leaked online several days before the episode aired (the actual victims were Abraham and Glenn).
  • Weeds saw some of the episodes from season 2, 3 and 6 leaked before they made their initial broadcast.

    Music 
  • Demos for All Time Low's Dirty Work were leaked about 10 months before the album was released.
  • Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine had been recorded in 2003 but was shelved by her label. Some songs from it were leaked over the following 2 years with CD quality versions of all of the tracks being online by early 2005. It wouldn't be officially released until October 2005 though much of the album was rerecorded by then.
  • Björk's album Vulnicura was leaked 2 months before its original release date. This caused the album to get released earlier than what was initially planned.
  • Charli XCX got hit with this hard in the leadup to her intended third studio album, initially teased in 2015, with its debut single "After the Afterparty" releasing in 2016. However, before an official release date was decided, Charli's Google Drive account was hacked in 2017, spilling out hundreds of demos, release-ready recordings, and other promotional material over the course of the year onto the internet. In a combination with this and label politics, this version of the album (Fan Nickname'd XCX World) was sent to Development Hell, and Charli decided to reboot the entire project by 2018, releasing another album in its place in 2019 titled Charli. Charli has since gone on record that the experience greatly disillusioned her view on the leaked material and that she has no interest in releasing XCX World or other leaked material legitimately anymore, ironically meaning that the leaks are the only way to listen to them now.
  • All of the songs from Drake's debut studio album "Thank Me Later" got leaked within 2 weeks before it was officially released.
  • Bootlegs of the The Eminem Show were leaked before the album was scheduled to be released. The album was released a week earlier than intended as a result.
  • In 2003, The Fall's album Country on the Click was leaked before release. It was rumoured at the time that this was why the notoriously irascible Mark E Smith had decided to have the whole album remixed and retitled The Real New Fall LP, but he later said that it was just because he was unhappy with the album's initial mix.
  • Lupe Fiasco: His debut "Food and Liquor" was leaked before it was released. In between the leak and the official release, Lupe had recorded additional songs for the album.
  • The existence of SiIvaGunner's Halloween and Christmas specials was leaked by TurretBot, causing the latter to receive backlash from the community. SiIvaGunner and TurretBot have both referenced this incident by uploading remixes of faucet sounds.
  • Lady Gaga's single "Applause" was released earlier than planned as it had already been leaked multiple times.
  • Lights' album Little Machines leaked prior to its September 2014 release.
  • Madonna subverted it. She anticipated people would try to leak American Life before it was released and she flooded the internet with fake mp3 files that claimed to be leak versions of the album but were actually just recordings of her saying "What the fuck do you think you're doing?"
  • Metallica sued Napster after a demo of their song "I Disappear" (their contribution to the Mission: Impossible II soundtrack) got leaked online and to radio before the official version of the single was commercially available.
  • A low quality bootleg recording of the Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero was leaked to the internet almost two weeks before the album's official release date with a high quality leak occurring a few days later. In response, the album was made available on its official site before the official release. It's rumored that the source of the leak was none other than Trent Reznor himself, as a response to the RIAA sending cease & desist letters to various fansites that hosted tracks that were deliberately leaked as part of the tie-in Alternate Reality Game.
    • Also by NIN, The Broken Movie, a pseudo-Snuff Film scored by the EP Broken, had two leaks, one that was widely bootleged in VHS, and another by Reznor himself who put it on BitTorrent (alongside a DVD version of their video album Closure that wound up shelved by the label).
  • An early version of One Direction's Comic Relief charity single "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" was leaked before the official release.
  • Pendulum: The art for "Driver / Nothing For Free" single was posted on VK about a month before it was officially revealed.
  • The Protomen had an early demo of "Breaking Out" leaked by a fan. The recording of a recording was of such poor quality that the band released the demo as a free track, in much better resolution.
  • Radiohead:
    • Kid A was leaked 3 weeks before its original release and available through Napster. This however did not stop the album from reaching number 1 in the United States, UK and some other countries despite the lack of general promotion for the album.
    • It happened again with Hail to the thief where demo versions of the tracks got leaked 10 weeks before the finished version was commercially available.
  • Taylor Swift's sixth album Reputation leaked online about 12 hours before it was released.
  • System of a Down The band named their 3rd album Steal This Album refers to how unfinished versions of the tracks got leaked before the album, originally titled 'Toxicity II', was leaked several months before it became commercially available.
  • Kanye West: A completed version of The College Dropout was leaked months before it was released. Interestingly, rather than push the release date up, West used the time to revise the album which led to some tracks being remixed and others being outright removed.
  • After receiving a copy of the album, the Chicago radio station Q101 aired the entirety of The White Stripes album Icky Thump before the album was commercially available. Jack White was not pleased about this.
  • The music video for "Weird Al" Yankovic's "White and Nerdy" was leaked online just a day before it was originally planned to be premiered on AOL. In response, the premiere was cancelled in favor of a silent release shortly after the leak broke out.
  • This is how the trailer music from Two Steps from Hell, Immediate Music and similar companies became popular...or for that matter, even known outside the movie industry.

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    Tabletop Games 
  • In later years, it happened many times that pictures of upcoming Games Workshop releases (both for Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar) appeared on the web before their official announcements, whether be blurry version of promotional pictures or people actually selling the yet unreleased kits online (as it happened with the Horus Heresy version of Ahriman and the plastic Fiends of Slaanesh kit). Luckily Games Workshop is known to take the matter very lightly and usually answers to the leaks by giving high quality pictures of the leaked stuff, usually by making a video featuring lighthearted jabs to the leakers.

    Theme Parks 
  • Plans for upcoming attractions at parks like the Disney Theme Parks and Universal Studios are very frequently leaked out onto the internet months or even years before they officially get announced.

    Toys 
  • Due to China being where many toys are made, it's common to see eBay listings from Chinese sellers offering various toys in advance of their actual release date. Some of these included yet-to-be revealed products. Notably, several L.O.L. Surprise! OMG dolls and the character of Rex from PAW Patrol were leaked in this manner.
    • On the topic of PAW Patrol, the designs for the franchise's movie were leaked via merchandise listings for lunchboxes.
  • Many figures from the first wave of the Transformers War for Cybertron: Kingdom toyline were leaked early before their proper announcement and release due to people stealing finished toys from the factory line and selling them to toy reviewers.
  • A Czech website selling children's bedding leaked the designs for the G5 My Little Pony line before it was officially announced.

    Web Animation 
  • Bee and Puppycat: The entire second season was leaked online on June 15th, 2020, on accident by Fred Seibert (CEO of Frederator) leaving all the episodes up on his Vimeo page (which was meant to be private) well, well before it was supposed to air.


 
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