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Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles hit Nickelodeon in 2012
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit Nickelodeon in 2012

Nickelodeon is making some bold moves. Since acquiring the rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 4Kids and a few other groups, Nick has pumped millions into the recreation of the brand, hoping to breathe fresh life into the world of the four reptilian brothers. Producers declare that the new CG series (set to premiere in 2012) will begin as the turtles emerge from their lair in the ...

4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

From Fox Kids to Fox Box to 4Kids TV to Toonzai to… Chapter 11? The path 4Kids has traveled over the past few years has not always been kind to the animation giant. Now, after a series of lows including the loss of TMNT and Winx Club, the chaos of Chaotic, and the recent lawsuit and legal trouble with Yu-Gi-Oh!, 4Kids is now filing for bankruptcy under chapter 11. While it sounds scary, ...

Rainbox brings Nickelodeon's Winx Club and PopPixie to CTC
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Rainbox brings Nickelodeon’s Winx Club and PopPixie to CTC

Winx Club and PopPixie fans have some celebrating to do! Rainbow is, again, bringing the two powerful brands to new markets, including signing a major deal with Russian broadcaster CTC. This pact brings all of the new and upcoming Winx Club adventures to the cable giant, including the four new TV movies and the fifth season, Series Five, both of which are Nickelodeon productions. The original ...

Turtle Power hopes to slash through Nickelodeon
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Turtle Power hopes to slash through Nickelodeon

First launched way back in 1984, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been through comic books, action figure toys, movies, television shows, and all around the world. Now, Nickelodeon branches out yet again, having recently taken the franchise from 4Kids, and reinventing them for a new audience. This time, the Turtles will each have “more individual attributes,” with a high focus ...

SpongeBob and Nickelodeon split ways
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SpongeBob and Nickelodeon split ways

Well isn’t this a crazy week for news! First, we find out that Yu-Gi-Oh! and 4Kids are breaking up – now it seems the most beloved sponge to ever grace our planet earth is parting ways with the company that launched him. Starting later today, April 1st, SpongeBob SquarePants programming will be pulled from Nickelodeon airwaves. Details behind the split are not yet fully known, but ...

4Kids and TV Tokyo Finally Settle Dispute Over Yu-Gi-Oh License
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4Kids and Yu-Gi-Oh end relationship in lawsuit

BREAKING NEWS The buzz ’round the intrawebs is that 4Kids Entertainment is no longer very chummy with the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand. For years, the company has been the home for the animated series, all the spin-offs, the movie, and all of the products and figures of the franchise, including the trading card game. However, now, the anime studio that originally created the hit in Japan claims ...

Konami deals Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Trading Card Game Duelist Pack: Yusei 3
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Konami deals Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Trading Card Game Duelist Pack: Yusei 3

In just a few short weeks, Konami Digital Entertainment will debut the latest duelist pack from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Trading Card Game Duelist Pack: Yusei 3. The pack hits stores on January 25th, and is made up of 30 cards. Each set features eight new cards — four monsters, two Spell Cards, and two Traps. In terms of locating those “hard to get” ...

Al Kahn steps down from atop 4Kids
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Al Kahn steps down from atop 4Kids

Well, we’ll say this for 4Kids; every day is something new! Today, 4Kids Entertainment announced that Alfred R. Kahn, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will be leaving the company. A search for a new CEO is already underway, with Michael Goldstein stepping in as interim Chairman. For 25 years, Al Kahn has been the corporate face of the company, for good and for bad, steering the ...

Chaotic folds as trading card games deal 4Kids a bad hand
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Chaotic folds as trading card games deal 4Kids a bad hand

Five or ten years ago, 4Kids was riding high. The Fox Box was a premiere showcase for toons like Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Viva Pinata, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Pokemon. More importantly, the company was dominating in the field of trading card games. At the height of TCGs, recess across the globe was owned by gauntlets of cards, with kids showing whose monster or dragon or beast ...

Toon Flashback: Bobby's World
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Bobby’s World Missing in Animation Toon Flashback

Underwater, the fish don’t stink. It’s not just a statement, it’s a life lesson that could have only come from a single source; Bobby’s World. With that amazing theme, the distinctive voices, and the unlimited story-driven potential of imagination, Bobby’s World was an awesome cartoon. The series boasted nearly a 10 year run on Fox Kids (before there was a ...

Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time heads to theaters, Toonzai
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time heads to theaters, Toonzai

4Kids Entertainment has some big Yu-Gi-Oh! plans up ahead! The toon-based company is prepping for the theatrical release of the latest YGO film, Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time, with plans to also release the feature-length animation across the Toonzai lineup and DVD releases. For the first time in ten years, Yugi, Jaden, Yusei – together! It’s a whole new deal as this adventure ...

Winx Club heads to Nickelodeon (No more CW4Kids or Toonzai?)
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Winx Club heads to Nickelodeon (No more CW4Kids or Toonzai?)

After years of Magix on 4Kids television (from FoxBox to 4KidsTV to CW4Kids) it appears that the Winx Club is moving their way over to Nickelodeon. We knew it was coming; the new 4Kids Saturday morning block, dubbed Toonzai, appears to have a lineup solely geared to boys. Now, in an effort to bring the female based iCarly audience to the world of animation, Nickelodeon has big plans for our ...

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