(Posted by Kaleb Nation )

New Moon Leaked Poster

May 18th, 2009 at 9:33 pm by Kaleb Nation


I will not be posting the leaked New Moon poster today. If you are looking for it, try one of the Twilight websites that doesn’t respect copyright law.

The official release is tomorrow (May 19) at 7 AM EST. It will be here then. IS UP NOW!

As for why I’m not posting it: for anyone who runs a Twilight fansite, since there are many of you who read my blog, why not respect Summit’s wishes and post items when they say you can? Out of the top ten Twilight sites, only one posted the illegal image (unfortunately, it didn’t surprise me when they did). Summit is known to treat the fansites that respect them far better than those who do not. So even though you can easily find the image posted illegally on sites known for posting leaked images, those sites committed to Summit and Stephenie’s work are waiting.

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85 Responses

  1. Daniela

    That is so admirable! i won't look at it either, i did for the MS chapters because i didn't know they were illegal, she posted them didn't she?

  2. chrystie

    Good! i'm so glad that some people out there have integrity!

  3. Ethan

    Wow, such a serious announcement from you Kaleb lol jk.. I agree…

    I don't even want to know what website, but I'm a guy and somehow we have the patience to wait ^^.

    But however, the FANGIRLS are a WHOLE different story.

    I am expecting 781247983247 girls saying this:


    And that will aggrivate the heck out of me and you lol.

  4. donnie

    …They make Edward look less and less like a vampire in every picture!

  5. Bri Brody

    When I started reading this I was about to go search for the poster, but by the end of it I felt so guilty that I'll wait too…Thanks for keeping me in check!

  6. Ethan

    No, it was leaked by someone else, then once it was leaked, she let it allow on her websites because she didn't want her fans to feel like they missed out on a whole lot.

  7. Taylor

    gosh now i feel ashamed that i looked =(

  8. j

    Actually Kaleb I find that disrespecting to that OTHER Twilight fansite.

  9. marissa:)

    i'm not going to look at either, its just a day to wait, like dang

  10. Claudia

    I truly admire your conviction for what's the right thing to do… hands clapping here!

  11. KalebNation

    Oh really? The site that posted the illegal, leaked image? How can I disrespect them when they have no respect at all for this fandom, or the people who make up the fandom itself?

  12. Samantha

    I just couldn't make myself wait! I didn't save it, though. I peaked, and I'd never post it!

  13. Emillly

    wow! There was a leak? hmm. Are there really people that can`t wait one day? I mean, I`m excited but really. I'm not going to brake the law to see a poster. Good for you.

  14. nora

    hahaha im a fan girl and no we doing act like that!!!! i totaly agree with Kaleb!

  15. Victoria

    I wasn't even planning to look for it. It was on a website that had nothing to do with Twilight.

    Now I feel horrible. But it is gorgeous… -dies of guilt-

  16. kaitlin

    It's people like that are the reason Stephanie Meyer is postponing Midnight Sun. NO LEAKING. . .WAIT!

  17. Dena

    im not looking till tomorrow morning at 7 am!

  18. jenn

    gah, saw it on accident. XD i feel tainted now.

  19. Jessica

    Hey Kaleb, great point! I was actually about to post it on my site when I saw your post and I deleted my post, talk about a role model ;P

  20. Hannah

    it's already MAY 19 where i live! hehehe.

  21. its_kaliah_baby

    I wont be up that early lol

  22. sam

    Unfortunately I came across the image before I found out it was leaked. I didn't find out until, well now that it was a leak. Though I agree with your point. The Internet is really bad when it comes to copyright infringement. We should respect their work, and treat their decisions with respect. Kudos to you for reminding me and other fans of that.

  23. TheHolyThief

    Well, I visit many Twilight sites often and if it's the first picture I see as the page loads, I can't really avoid seeing it. That's all I have to say.

  24. KalebNation

    Oh yeah! I certainly don't blame the fans that see it. I blame the sites that posted the illegal images.


  25. TheHolyThief

    Oh, sorry. I didn't mean that as a response to you. I just want the people who did see it not to feel guilty, especially if it was an accident.

  26. TheHolyThief

    Don't mean to play Devil's Advocate, but if you put a sentence like 'it didn't surprise me when they did' in your post, I'd want a tiny explanation. Not that you need to feel inclined to give anyone one.

    Anyway, that's what I think j was referring to.

  27. Summzer

    i saw it on oceanUP already D: i didnt mean too it was just there xD

  28. KalebNation

    They know who they are. I didn't want to name names, but got the message across to the site that posted it illegally.

  29. Samantha

    I think we all knew what site it was almost instantly LOL

    It's a great site, very informative (even with stupid shit that doesn't matter, aka Taylena) but as a major NM fan site that is one of the most visited that I know of, they should have more respect for what they devote so much time to. All of the Twilighters I know, including myself, check it every few hours for updates. It's sad that they couldn't wait. That's how I saw it, actually, lol. I was like 'NICE!!' then I saw 'leaked' and I was like :-

  30. CarolB790

    Well, it was kinda unavoidable for me because I go to alot of fansites and it was just there in all it's full glory, AND I was really happy. BUT then I scrolled down and the previous post was the announcement that it was supposed to be released tomorrow, they should've just posted a link or something, but oh well, can't make myself forget it now.

  31. CarolB790

    and by 'posting a link' I don't mean to say that it's okay they posted it, just that they would've done it anyways, but they didn't have to ruin it for some of us. I didn't even know there would be a poster. it was just..BAM. ok I'm getting pissed now.. @*#)!

  32. Melinda

    I'm glad you're respecting Summit : ) even though I'm DYING to see the new poster, I can wait one more day. it won't hurt anything.

    p.s. I am also super excited for your book to be released. It gives me something to look forward to at the end of the summer!

  33. NewMoonMovie.org

    In my initial excitement on seeing the poster I decided to report on the leak at a major newspaper, as did many other websites.

    Soon after, I reconsidered and removed it.

    Thinly veiled insults to a fellow Twilight fansites are not becoming to Twilight fandom, either. To say I have “no respect at all for this fandom, or the people who make up the fandom” seems quite a stretch, considering how much of my heart I put in my blog.

  34. crystalbtrfly07

    I saw the leaked version, and I am really hoping that is a fake poster. It looks totally fan made to me (This is coming from a graphic design student. Not to sound stuck up, it's just that I think the Twilight posters were much more professional). So, I'm still crossing my fingers that this is a prank that got out of control and that there will be a new poster tomorrow.

    Either way, I think that it is wonderful that you are respecting Summit and aren't posting images illegally. It's silly that people couldn't wait one stinking day.

  35. KalebNation

    I was one of the Twilight bloggers who initially defended your site when I first heard of you. And if this was an isolated incident, I would completely understand. I was one of those who fell for the leaked trailer before Twilight was out, so I know exactly how excitement causes quick posts.

    However, this is not the first time this has happened (ex. Catherine Hardwicke book scans, among others). When I see something wrong, I point it out, because a lot of other Twilight blogs take news from my site and base whether they will post about the leak on what I write here.

    And in my defense, I was very careful not to name your website, until you posted here, so I could have referred to any Twilight site.

  36. Sarah

    Thanks Kaleb for doing the right thing.
    I went on the site that had the leaked photo just to see the Twilight news and the poster was there. i was so upset since i saw it a day early and it wasnt even my fault! >:(
    youd think that after the whole midnight sun incident fansites wouldn't leak this kind of stuff but alas…

  37. OffOrsoBianco

    That dummy Perez Hilton still has it up on his page. I went to his page for other stuff and he totally spoiled it for me — I WAS going to wait to see it here, but never mind! Idiot..

  38. emma

    I cannot wait to see it!

  39. Cristal

    Go Kaleb!

  40. KalebNation

    Ha ha, that's good to know 😀

  41. KalebNation

    Thanks :)

  42. Amber Cullen

    Definitely worth waiting.

  43. KalebNation

    Oh well, it won't hurt anything if you saw it :)
    It's more of the fault of the Twilight fansites that posted it, knowing it was a leak.


  44. KalebNation

    Ha ha, I realized that to post it at the right time, I have to be up at 6 AM my time. GAHHHH. What have I gotten myself into?

  45. Alie

    Is it a bad thing that I have already seen it and saved it on my computer?

  46. Tegan C.

    I was tempted to google the image, but then I made my daily trip to your site and I remembered your stance on copyright laws and professional behavior. I want to be an author as well and I remember what you said about people respecting your work, so I decided to wait. I've held out this long, so what's another couple of hours? ^_^

  47. Dawn

    Kaleb – thanks for following the rules and sticking with it (even though some may try to put you down or sway your opinion), especially in today's society where people don't always think that they need to obey rules/laws. It's nice to know that some people still at least try to do what's right

  48. vanessa_alberto

    mmm i understand what r u saying kaleb….but as soon as you know it was a leak and u took it off from the site, isn't the right thing to do as well,?!?!?!
    ya, it was a mistake… but still…u can always fix things..

    ps: hope u get what im saying..lol…its 3am, and im kind of tired 😀

  49. AmandaJ

    Kaleb, I would like to say thank you! =)
    You are very respectable to follow Summit ENT's wishes like this; I applaud you.
    I have a daily online routine to check HGE (hisgoldeneyes) and NM (newmoonmovie) when I get online in the mornings, and I have just recently begun following your site, as well as your Twitter.

    I just happened to check Twitter FIRST tonight, and happened to click on the link you posted. If I had not I would have most likely went to both those sights and got and unwanted leaked shot of what the poster is.

    I honestly have NO CLUE what it looks like, nor do I want to until it is official. But I have seen so many fan-made manips that were BEAUTIFUL and had wonderful ideas, so I'm sure the “New Moon” graphics team did a phenomenal job.

    – – – –
    To be fair, I do feel that your choice words, your opinion I suppose, about NMM might have been overexaggerated by some of the fans. Copyright infringment is a horrible, unnecessary thing to do, and any website should loose its creditation for putting it up;
    …but you said “unfortunately, it didn't suprise me when they did” — there you are not ragging on the other site, you are not forcing your opinions on fans; you did not ask people to go all “Go Kaleb, sock it to them!”

    – – – –

    I agree with you, and I will be sure to check summit-ent.com before going on any fansite tomorrow morning, to make sure it has OFFICIALY been released before I set my eyes upon it.
    Thanks, love :))

  50. vanessa_alberto

    “One mistake isn't worth a lifetime of guilt.”♥ and actually the group its very good!

  51. katherine

    i respect summit and i also check fansites daily for updates. i was dissapointed when i recieved my twilight dvd that had the extras that i had already seen since i had looked htem up online because i couldnt wait.
    either way, the saga is great and summit is doing a great job and its just that the fans are so excited that we dont realize that its dissrespectful, we are only thinking of seeing our favorite characters and finally seeing some real evidence of the movie.

    i agree with a lot of the comments and i am proud that NMM took it off their site. but dont bash the fans, and also the websites who are also fans themselves. i feel in the heat of the moment we all do things without thinking. i love NMM and they are really the only website i check religously.

    no hard feelings. its just a poster. :)

  52. katherine

    i think you did the right thing by fixing the mistake. you run a great website that i check religiously. your doing an excellent job and no matter what you post, rumor or truth, you always update to let us know how it really is and whats really going on.

    thank you for putting so much effort into your website. it keeps me in the loop and without you, i probably would be lost in the twilight saga world. thank you.

    ps. its just the poster :) no need to feel guilty or lose respect.

  53. A reader

    I really respect that you decided to take down the leaked poster. And I also admire that you had the courage to post here.

    In all fairness, which one of us hasn't made the mistake of getting excited and sharing something we maybe weren't supposed to? I'm not saying it's okay by any means, but we're human and we make mistakes. Stuff makes us happy, we want to share it. Good for you for taking it down.

    And in honesty, I understand your…frustration…with the language used. It's a bit…harsh. I don't think Kaleb's wrong by any means in suggesting that the right thing is to not put the movie poster up until it is officially released, but I do think the wording comes off as more than a bit critical.

    All respect meant to you, Kaleb. I respect that this is your website, and you have every right to post whatever you like. I just thought I'd give my (perhaps unwanted) two cents.

  54. T

    OMG dude you r kidding right. The Washinton Post posted it. Not like someone made money off it or like you gave away the sex of a child when you were told not to. No one was even sure if one on google was really real……jacob with short hair?
    Please are you in bed with Summit? Hopefully this is just a phase for you.
    Besides its OK for you to be condesending…….

  55. katherine

    love your commment. hilarious. totally agree.

    just a poster kids.

  56. Haiku Amy

    Can't you do scheduled posts? Get the post all ready in advance and schedule the post time for 6 AM. Problem solved.

  57. Haiku Amy

    I'm with you Kaleb. I saw the poster on a few fansites, and didn't realize it was leaked. I already saw it, and I liked seeing it, but I could have waited an extra day. Honestly, I didn't even realize there was a poster coming out this soon, so I still would have been happily surprised whenever it came out. I just wish people running these sites would have a little integrity. I realize it's exciting to get some stuff for New Moon, but come on people, play by the rules.

    Kaleb, you do a great job, and thanks for sticking up for what's right even though some people want to give you crap for voicing your stance. They are just mad, because they know what they did was wrong. Additionally, it doesn't matter if it is “Just a Poster” as some people are saying. Any information, pictures, video, posters, no matter how small or insignificant, is under copyright by Summit. Breaking the law is breaking the law.

  58. KeannaCasey

    How chivalrous Kaleb.

  59. KalebNation

    I could, but Summit has promised super-high resolution images, so I have to wait to get those 😀
    Besides, it would kinda be backwards for me to actually download the leaked poster now and then use it on my site, ha ha.


  60. New Moon Poster Leaked

    The first official “The Twilight Saga's New Moon” poster has leaked out. According to entertainment news source, it was accidentally uploaded by The Washington Times a day earlier than what has been scheduled.

  61. AmandaJ

    I think the “Twilight Saga: New Moon”, the concept, is just becoming so real to me.

    The poster is coming out now; soon it will be the trailer, and movie spots — there will be more fresh interviews with cast, stars, and the director — then there will be countdowns and widgets out all supporting November 20th

    … It's just becoming real.
    And it makes me happier than I've been since last November. =) The suspense! Gah.

  62. Maria

    Good choice (:

  63. Mandi

    You go kaleb! I think it's admirable to wait, when you could have it now. I haven't seen it yet, I can wait…..41 minutes

  64. crystalbtrfly07

    Kaleb is right. I didn't know which site he was talking about, but now I definitely do.

  65. Beth C

    Yeah, I feel terrible that I saw it, but I suppose I shouldn't go to sites like Twilight gossip anymore. Duh, me! Oh well. It is the site's fault…but also mine. =( Oh well.

    Thank you for the honesty Kaleb!

  66. Vanessa

    NMM shouldn't have posted it on their site in the first place. Goes to show who the real fans are… This is why they didn't get a set visit. NMM may be the most popular site, but it's not respected by Summit or true Twilight/Stephenie Meyer fans.

  67. unintendedchoice

    actually the washington post accidentally leaked it … not some blog

  68. Marisa

    NewMoonMovie.org, please do not feel the need to defend yourself. You did nothing wrong, it's true you put the poster up, but then you did take it down to respect the wishes of Summit. That is something to be appreciated for, not to be thrown pathetic online threats at by someone who likes to walk around with an I'm holier-than-you attitude.

    I really admire you and commend you that you had the courage and honor to post here. Whereas some people apparently wanted to play mean little 1st first grader and call you out with rude, unacceptable threats, you took the high road. On the contrary, perhaps it is that 1st grader that needs to take a class in respect.

  69. KalebNation

    Hello Marisa,

    Perhaps the problem here is that you are missing the whole story, and are another spectator looking at things on the surface. Unfortunately, to tell the whole story would require significant words against the site and its management, something I have avoided entirely. Again, I did not name the site: the guilty site named itself.

    Because what happens between Summit and our sites are private, I can't tell you the entire background of this either. But I will say that the website that posted the illegal content did not take it down due to some moral conscience: otherwise, they would not have posted content directly labeled as 'leaked' (AKA, illegal) while the other sites would follow the rules and not be able to post it. Again, this is not the first time this has happened, and that site has been ordered to remove illegal content before.

    Twilight fansites are not gossip sites. To act like a gossip site, and then grudgingly take illegal content down when put under pressure, does not show 'courage and honor', nor does me calling them out on it playing a 'mean 1st grader'. I am an opinion blogger: because of my site's readership, I have a responsibility to help set the standard for what is posted. I stated my opinion, and I did not name names. Their constant behavior is unacceptable in this circle of fansites that has remained almost entirely positive until this point. Again, this is something you miss by being a spectator.

    By following the rules and not posting the leak, every other Twilight fansite sacrificed thousands of hits. I have no control over Summit's decisions. But they, like every other Twilight fansite, do not look kindly upon those sites that act in this manner.


  70. smootoo

    Kudos Kaleb!!

  71. Vanessa

    Well said, Kaleb! I appreciate your honesty and respect for the fandom.

  72. Erinn

    I just have to say that I am so glad I didn't know the poster was coming out until 6:30 this morning. It totally suprised me. it really makes me mad that people defend sites that knowingly post leaked things. The right thing to do is to not post it. Posting it then taking it down doesn't make posting it in the first place okay.

    Sites that posted it probably took it down only after being called out on it or getting in trouble with Summitt.

  73. Erinn

    “”Official New Moon poster leaked early by Washington Post! Here it is!!!!! (yes, this one deserves 5 !'s)””

    Seriously, that's knowingly posting illegal stuff. Have they no respect for anything? There's a difference between accidently posting leaked things and knowingly doing it. Waiting to post it is the right thing to do and calling people out on it is too. If people aren't called out they will continue to do things illegally.

  74. Twilightaholic

    Well, I actually stumbled upon it on accident–I always check newmoonmovie.org–I find it to be somewhat better than others sometimes, because it has a lot of updates that other sites don't. I freaked out, its so frikkin good! Who cares if it got leaked by that point! I was glad, because if I hadn't seen it then I'd have to wait until I got home from school today–TOO LONG!!

    I mean, I understand it from a fansite point of view, obviously they want to keep their rep for summit, but if i had two buttons to click, one saying SEE NM POSTER HERE and the other saying WAIT 24 HOURS, heck yes I'd pick to see it. Just like Midnight Sun–it's not something you think about when Edward Cullen is involved!
    We can't all be saints.

  75. Jennafer Fenech

    Kaleb, you are honestly my hero :)
    thanks so much for being respectful, and being able to put the guilty sites in their place.
    MuchLove (L)

  76. Karen

    i agree with Kaleb that people should respect when things should be put out and i totally agree with kaleb at that point. Fans sites who respect what a company decides on

  77. Hannah

    man i wish i could write like you.
    when your rebutting to other people you sound so smart ><
    i sound like a six year old on red cordial, lol.
    but hey you are an author. ahahah


    ps; you should definately come to aus for a bran hambric tour!

  78. robin c.

    i reather see the film were they have it filming thats the only thing that is great

  79. anabel

    wat is the name of the song that was playing on that video were there disney land

  80. NewMoonMovie.org

    Actually, you are completely wrong. Absolutely no one from Summit or otherwise contacted me to remove the poster. I did it completely of my own volition.

    By making up “facts” like this as if you had an insider view of my email inbox is amazing given the one you're accusing me of gossip.

  81. Come down from your high horse

    Wow, talk about higher than thou attitude. How does your head feel all the way inside Summit's ass? If Summit didn't want the poster leaked they should have kept it under wraps better. Stop sucking up to them.

  82. KalebNation

    According to your logic, it isn't the robber's fault, it is the bank's fault for not locking their money up tighter.

    Some of us actually choose to follow the rules and not post illegal content. Just because we CAN post illegal things does not mean that we SHOULD.

  83. KalebNation

    According to your logic, it isn't the robber's fault, it is the bank's fault for not locking their money up tighter.

    Some of us actually choose to follow the rules and not post illegal content. Just because we CAN post illegal things does not mean that we SHOULD.

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