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TheCW4Kids versus Toonzai, the State of the 4Kids Union

TheCW4Kids versus Toonzai, the State of the 4Kids Union

Starting this fall, TheCW4Kids is no more. In it’s place, 4Kids Entertainment is launching a re-branded programming block dubbed Toonzai. Promos have already begun airing on The CW Saturday mornings to a number of mixed reviews, largely seemingly tainted against 4Kids. Our question to you; is that fair? 4Kids has been through a number of shakeups of late, and it doesn’t have the greatest fan-pleasing history across the internet. So is Toonzai a move in the right direction? Will fans still disapprove of the dubbing? What are your thoughts on the matter, ToonBarn audience?

4Kids Entertainment’s Chairman and CEO Al Kahn made a number of points on the company’s future at the recent earnings report presentation. In the report, he admitted “4Kids had a difficult second quarter as revenue across our separate business segments came in below expectations.” The hope with Toonzai, is to return the company to its state several years ago; licensing toons from other regions, and dubbing in English voice overs for an American audience.

Toonzai will boast a number of animated series from Japan, including new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s and Dragon Ball Z Kai, as well as the return of Sonic X, Dinosaur King and Yu-Gi-Oh!, the original “cardtoon.” We’ll wait to hear from you guys to tell us if the plan is working.


ToonBarn Rob

um… the ToonBarn guy, of course! but you can call me Rob

By ToonBarn Rob

um… the ToonBarn guy, of course! but you can call me Rob

10 replies on “TheCW4Kids versus Toonzai, the State of the 4Kids Union”

personally, i LOVE 4Kids. One Piece had way better voice cast than that of the funimation dub. No to mention, didn’t the president come out with some kind of statement about how he wants 4Kids to be like the best place to find foreign cartoons on cable or something? i think thats really cool and if cartoon network, nickelodeon, and disney aren’t going to do it… somebody needs to. SOME form of attempt at dubbing anime and getting it popular again needs to happen. The only thing i wish they could do is get some better shows, ones we anime fans have heard of, besides DBZ. and the 3 day warning of a youtube video where they announced the change WAS NOT enough time for me to really remember “gotta watch toonzai on saturday” or even tell my friends.

i just hope they can make enough money from DBZ to get another good show. bring back shaman king or ultimate muscle. anything but more sonic the hedgehog.

I’ve never really cared for how 4Kids dubs their shows. Take Tokyo Mew Mew and WInx Club for example. They didn’t just dub, they adapted. Tokyo Mew Mew even lost the original name and both cartoons lost their original music. Dialog was changed and cut out. This was unneeded in the case of Winx Club because there is a perfectly good English dub for the show which has been available since the first season premiered in 2004 in European and Asian markets. The only good thing I could say about the 4Kids version of Winx Club is their voices.
Now 4Kids seems that they’re completely disreguarding their female audience in favour of male viewers which is pretty unfair to me. They still have some rights to some shoujo anime such as Magical DoReMi right? Couldn’t they air that along with Bratz (horrid as that show was to watch) and maybe Trollz? That way both genders would be equally represented.

They need to air more Sonic and Dinosaur King.

less Yu-Gi-Oh and less Dragonball Z

Everyone at my school complains about how they don’t show enough Sonic the Hedgehog. They only air it Saturday mornings for an hour. Also Dinosaur King gets less than that. They were getting a half an hour slot Saturday mornings …the past two weeks I can’t find them on the CW anymore.

What do we have to do to get more Sonic and more Dinosaur King?

What? I love YuGiOh! whose Mr. Popo? Well yea kids are home on the weekends, and they want to enjoy their fave shows when they are home. I can’t wait to watch The new YuGiOh movie I’m so exicted that it has the three main characters in it working together. Yusei rocks!

Looks like The CW4Kids name is a LOT more! Both names are actually being used on the block due to ‘contractual obligations’, according to Wikipedia, which begs the question…When will Toonzai be exclusive?

OK IM A GIRL AND I LOVE TOONZAI BUT I LOVE WINX CLUB AND YUGIOH SO THATS Y I NAMED MYSELF PRINCESS ATEMMA AND I WAZ ALSO WONDERING Y DID THEY REPEAT THE SAME DRANGON BALL Z KAI EPISODES OVER AND OVER AGAIN WE GET IT GOKU DEFEATS FRIZA AND HE NEEDS GO GET OUT OF THE PLANET NAMIKE BUT Y DO THEY REPEAT IT OVER AND OVER I REALLY THINK I CAN TELL THE EPISODES FROM WORD TO WORD KNOW

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