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All posts tagged in: Al Kahn

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4Kids alumni tease Kung Fu Pork Choppers

The founder of 4Kids Entertainment, Al Kahn is back with his new company CraneKahn and Kung Fu Pork Choppers, a CG-animated production adapted from the long-running Chinese series GG Bond by Winsing Company. The re-versioned show will feature 26 twenty-two minute episodes in season 1 aimed at kids aged 4-8. To drum up interest in the new show, CraneKahn have released a promotional video ...

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Wicked Cool Toys named Kung Fu Pork Choppers master licensee

CraneKahn, the new company from 4Kids Entertainment founder Alfred Kahn and writer, actress and producer Jillian Crane, has appointed Wicked Cool Toys as the master toy licensee on Kung Fu Pork Choppers. An English re-versioning of the Chinese CG-animated hit GG Bond,  the show’s U.S. broadcaster is expected to be announced later this year. Wicked Cool Toys has pledged to produce a ...

Al Kahn moves from 4Kids to Baby Genius
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Al Kahn moves from 4Kids to Baby Genius

The former CEO of 4Kids Entertainment didn’t stay retired long. Al Kahn moves from running the Toonzai network to serving as an exclusive consultant for Pacific Entertainment’s Baby Genius. After leaving 4kids in January of 2011, Kahn dodged a number of woes to recently fall upon the company; 4Kids filing for bankruptcy and a messy legal battle over the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand. Now, Kahn ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

4Kids CEO Al Kahn grabs Bernie Madoff's apartment - Penthouse, I choose you!
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4Kids CEO Al Kahn grabs Bernie Madoff’s apartment – Penthouse, I choose you!

Does the name “Bernie Madoff” ring a bell? He’s not exactly on every cartoon fan’s mind, so we’d understand if not. As a quick sum up, he’s the guy in all the trouble lately because he ran illegal “Ponzi schemes”, stealing millions of dollars from unsuspecting folks. To retrieve some of that money, the government has been auctioning off his ...

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