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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 ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back in theaters, courtesy of Iron Man
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back in theaters, courtesy of Iron Man

It’s been 17 long years since we’ve had a live-action TMNT flick on the big screen. Back in the early 1990s, the films were rapid-fire; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit in 1990, the sequel The Secret of the Ooze debuted in 1991, and then Turtles in Time in 1993. Since then, nothing. Sure, there was that cool CG Turtles flick from a few years back, and Turtles Forever, the ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles strike a pose for TMNT Comiquettes
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles strike a pose for TMNT Comiquettes

With 25 years to their history, there’ve been a number of really cool products based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, from the awesome arcade games to the sweet TMNT-style Snuggie. One particular item that caught our eye (and not with a Nun Chuck) is Sideshow Collectibles’ collection of Turtle Comiquettes – a hybrid word for comic book and maquette (which basically is ...

TheCW4Kids versus Toonzai, the State of the 4Kids Union
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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 ...

4Kids brings Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Road to Destiny around the globe
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4Kids brings Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s: Road to Destiny around the globe

Yu-Gi-Oh! has long since become one of the most popular franchises of all time, launching first as the anime series in Japan. Since debuting in America, the phenomenon exploded, catching on as a trading card game (TCG), video games, books, posters, etc. The series even eventually broke out into sequels and other series, like Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and later Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. Now, 4Kids ...

4Kids One Piece versus original anime One Piece
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4Kids One Piece versus original anime One Piece

Cartoons are sometimes created in one region of the world and later brought to others, making certain changes necessary; impacting different audiences, different beliefs, different languages, etc. It’s not an easy job, especially with us picky fans. 4Kids has been known to famously “Americanize” anime with a manga and Shonen Jump and Toei background, like One Piece, and even ...

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 ...

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