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Between Kids Click and Universal Kids, A Small Rebirth of Sorts is Starting.

Comcast and Sinclair are two companies that have many detractors. And some of criticisms are not without merit. But the announcements over the last several weeks, first with the Universal Kids rebrand of Sprout (once owned by CTW, creators of Sesame Street), and Kids Click, the MGM/Weigel/Sinclair project which will bring both weekend and weekday […]

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Thoughts About 4Kids 5 Years After its End: A Challenge to Readers

In an email conversation with fellow Toonbarn staff Neil, I was told that a lot of people still come to this site looking for info on 4Kids. To me, it’s not a surprise. A lot of companies die out, leaving the products behind to other owners. 4Kids’s bankruptcy in reality left a gaping hole that […]

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Disney

A Final Word on the “Techtopus” Wage Suppression Scandal and its Implications

To read Mark Ames’s (should in a better world win him a Pulitzer) reports exposing this scandal for the for the first time: Click Here and Here. To Read up on my response and the news articles dealing with the scandal, click these links: http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/wage-fixing-scandal-hit-snag-court-doesnt-mean/ The Animation Anti-Trust Lawsuit now can go forward, which is […]

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Why I miss 4Kids Entertainment, and the problems with Saban’s Vortexx

Thankfully, Toonbarn has done well to show what has happened to Toonzai/Toonzaki and so on. However, here is a point people tend to forget: 4kids was different from the other kids’ companies that existed during and after the last 10 or so years. You have to realize the type of marketplace that existed when the […]

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4kids Other Cartoons

Toonbarn Spotlight: Dinosaur King

It’s a shame that these days, a lot of people tend to dismiss Dinosaur King as something of a Pokemon or Yu-gi-Oh knockoff. The comparison is understandable, considering that both Pokemon and Yu-gi-Oh bear similarities to Dinosaur King and are significantly more popular. However, the “knock-off” label is horribly inaccurate and hardly fair, as all […]

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4Kids Adjourns Section 363 Auction

International children;s entertainment and merchandise licensing company 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has just announced that they have received a competing bid from 4K Acquisition Corp, which is an indirect subsidiary of Japanese corporation Konami Corp. The competing bid has Konami offering to purchase all of the assets of 4Kids in a transaction under Section 363 of […]

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4Kids Entertainment to Sell Yu Gi Oh Franchise to Saban?

There’s news going around that 4Kids Entertainment is looking to sell “substantially all of [their] Yu-Gi-Oh! Related assets” to KidsCo Media Ventures, which is a company that was just recently incorporated in Delaware, but seems to have ties to Saban Capital Group. The entire Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise is said to be going for $10 million, as […]

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4kids Yu-Gi-Oh!

4Kids and TV Tokyo Finally Settle Dispute Over Yu-Gi-Oh License

Global Children’s Entertainment and Merchandise Licensing company 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., and Asatsu DK Inc and TV Tokyo have jointly announced that they have finally reached a settlement of the lawsuit ADK and TV Tokyo originally brought against 4Kids regarding the license of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Property. The lawsuit was originally filed against 4Kids last year after […]

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4kids Yu-Gi-Oh!

4Kids unveils Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal Season 1 Intro for Toonzai lineup

It wont be long now – just a few more days until fans get their look at the new Yu-Gi-Oh! series, as 4Kids readies Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal. Set to debut on October 15th, the story is set in Heartland city, following the adventures of Yuma Tsukumo. Like the main characters in each series of the franchise, […]

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal evolves on 4Kids Toonzai starting October 15th

Despite an ongoing legal dispute with Japanese partners, 4Kids Entertainment has decided to continue on with production of the English version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. The series will air on the company’s CW4Kids Toonzai block, with a global debut set for 2012. The series will be the focal point of the company’s showcase at this year’s […]

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4Kids preps Toonzai for September 17 Yu-Gi-Oh!, Tai Chi Chasers, Sonic

They’re not out yet! Despite getting hit with some serious bad news, and then worse news, in the past few months, 4Kids is still trucking along, getting ready to unveil a brand new Saturday Morning lineup on September 17th when Toonzai hits the CW4Kids network! The fall programming will include Tai Chi Chasers, Sonic X, […]

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Tai Chi Chasers changes it up on Toonzai starting September 17

4Kids Entertainment will spice up their CW4Kids Toonzai Saturday Morning block with the debut of Tai Chi Chasers, an Asian co-production between Korea Broadcasting System, and Toei Animation. The 39 episode series follows the story of two conflicting races of beings – the peaceful Tigeroids, and the dangerous Dragonoids in an alternate universe. Rai, a […]