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4Kids brings Penelope the blue koala to the world
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4Kids brings Penelope the blue koala to the world

Penelope is an adorable blue koala, just as eager to play and learn as she is to get into trouble. In an effort to spread Penelope’s animated series across the globe, 4Kids has recently made plans with the producer, Nippon Animation, signing the CG animated toon to a number of different locations. The show is based on the 48 book titles by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben, published by ...

Toei Animation gets new Dragon Ball Z toys in Brazil
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Toei Animation gets new Dragon Ball Z toys in Brazil

The Dragon Ball universe has had a great deal of attention lately. Just recently, Dragon Ball Z Kai was picked up to air weekdays on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons starting May 24th. Just a few days later, TheCW4Kids announced that it would be airing Dragon Ball Z Kai during weekends starting later this fall, on the newly re-branded Saturday morning lineup Toonzai. Now, Toei Animation is ready ...

The NYSE begins delisting process for 4Kids
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The NYSE begins delisting process for 4Kids

Much is afoot at 4Kids Entertainment lately. There have been rumors of a buyout. There have been struggles with Chaotic. There have been proposals to rebrand for Toonzai Saturday mornings. There is work on strong toons like Dinosaur King and Dragon Ball Z Kai. Some news sounds like forward momentum, some sounds scary. It’s not entirely clear what the future holds for the company ...

4Kids works with Sega on Dinosaur King
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4Kids works with Sega on Dinosaur King

Despite any rumors or troubles that 4Kids may be having, the company keeps on keeping on! Just recently, 4Kids Entertainment signed a few deals for the Dinosaur King animated series. The toon, based on Sega’s trading card game, will make it’s way to Turner Spain as well as GMTV in the UK. Now, Dinosaur King airs on TheCW4Kids in the US during the Saturday morning block, as well as ...

4Kids comments on Chaotic going chaotic
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4Kids comments on Chaotic going chaotic

Amidst rumors of 4Kids being bought by another company, the licensing company recently spoke out about recent transactions related to Chaotic. The famed cartoon and trading card game animated property has built up a great following since launching a few years back. There’ve been multiple animation styles, a run on TheCW4Kids and Cartoon Network, video games, even a softdrink. But now, ...

Rumor: 4Kids and TheCW4Kids to be acquired by 3rd Party
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Rumor: 4Kids and TheCW4Kids to be acquired by 3rd Party

4Kids Entertainment, the company forever connected with Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, TheCW4Kids, dubbing issues, Al Kahn, Chaotic, Toonzai, and more, could soon be owned by an entirely new company. At least, that is the current report brought to ToonBarn. After a bit of investigating, it appears a company called Prescott Group Capital Management has purchased a number of shares of stock in the ...

Nicktoons goes Dragon Ball Z Kai crazy May 24th
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Nicktoons goes Dragon Ball Z Kai crazy May 24th

Monday May 24th is D-Day for Nickelodeon watchers. Well, DBZ-day. Or, maybe DBZK-day? Whatever you want to call it, at 8pm, Nicktoons will be airing back to back episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai, repeating the back-to-back mini-marathon again on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week. The Funimation Entertainment and Toei Animation series has 99 episodes in all for its American deal, ...

BRB Internacional calls 4Kids Entertainment Suckers
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BRB Internacional calls 4Kids Entertainment Suckers

Well, sorta. BRB Internacional, the Spanish animation studio, recently appointed 4Kids Entertainment as the official licensee for its new HD animated series The Secret Life of Suckers. The CG toon, co-produced by Screen 21, Genoma Animation, and Televisio de Catalunya, is about a group of toys, adorned with suction-cups (“suckers”) that hang from the inside of car windows and, of ...

TheCW4Kids to become Toonzai, says 4Kids Entertainment
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TheCW4Kids to become Toonzai, says 4Kids Entertainment

There once was a time, before 4KidsTV, when Fox’s Saturday morning cartoon block was called FoxBox. Before The WB’s cartoon block became TheCW4Kids, it was the KidsWB. It seems like cartoons are always evolving and changing, and apparently the people at 4Kids Entertainment and The CW felt it was time for a re-branding of their Saturday block, as well. To kick off this Fall’s ...

Dragon Ball Z Kai to TheCW4Kids
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Dragon Ball Z Kai to TheCW4Kids

We only just recently got the news that Dragon Ball Z Kai will be joining Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons lineup later this year, and now we’re here with another Dragon Ball announcement: Dragon Ball Z Kai will be heading to Saturdays on TheCW4Kids. Wait… what?! Yes, that’s right. Funimation and Toei have not only teamed up with Nick, they’ve teamed up with 4Kids, too! ...

RollBots roll across the globe, to DVD
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RollBots roll across the globe, to DVD

Amberwood Entertainment definitely has a hit on their hands with RollBots. The animated series has been a tremendous ratings success, and the toys have also been well received. Now, the company is trying to extend the show’s reach, by signing new TV deals across areas of Europe and Asia. The deals are made for broadcast TV as well as DVD production, to bring fans up to speed on ...

Tai Chi Chasers
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4Kids introduces Tai Chi Chasers

4Kids Entertainment is hoping to revive its Saturday morning offerings with a brand new series, Tai Chi Chasers. The toon will be a mix of traditional cel and CG animation, twisting an anime series for the American audience — similar to the company’s efforts with Dinosaur King; bringing a Japanese series worldwide. The series follows the adventures of Rai, a descendant of the ...

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