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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 MIPCOM. There will be 52 episodes of the series ...

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game turns 10
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game turns 10

Sure, there’s a whole on-going legal nightmare with 4Kids, TV Tokyo Corporation and Nihon Ad Systems – but that wont stop the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise from moving forward! Especially as the mighty Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game reaches it’s 10th anniversary! That’s right, we’re talking ten years for Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and there’s already big plans in motion. Konami ...

4Kids deals Yu-Gi-Oh ZEXAL their way
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4Kids deals Yu-Gi-Oh ZEXAL their way

In the ongoing battle between 4Kids and Yu-Gi-Oh! (specifically, TV Tokyo Corporation and Nihon Ad Systems, Inc.) the courts apparently haven’t reached a final decision just yet. The popular anime property has been wavering back and forth between owners, and NAS recently tried to take full control, once and for all. But the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has ...

Yuma gets ready to Duel on Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
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Yuma gets ready to Duel on Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

In the future, Augmented Reality Duels are all the rage across the Heartland, using D-Gazers and D-Pads to produce Super-Charged Monster Duels. Chief amongst them is Yuma Tsukumo (sorta like this era’s Yugi). When Yuma meets up with Astral, he is set on a quest to find the 99 Numbers Cards, which introduce Number Monsters. So where does this leave Yuma in his duels with others, like ...

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal to 4Kids: Time to Duel!
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal to 4Kids: Time to Duel!

4Kids has known the fateful power of Yu-Gi-Oh! duels for years now, but never from a defensive side! That all has changed in the past few months, as various lawsuits from Nihon (NAS) and TV Tokyo split the once mighty 4Kids / Yugioh bond. Next week, the duels take a new step as ADK (Asatsu DK) hopes to wrestle control of the anime away from 4Kids. The fourth spinoff series to the franchise, ...

Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Special Agent Oso to Playhouse Disney Tele on Videotron
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Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Special Agent Oso to Playhouse Disney Tele on Videotron

Thanks to our friends at Astral, Playhouse Disney Tele is now large and in charge on Videotron – and for free! …at least right now. In May, Playhouse Disney Tele will be transformed into Disney Junior, like many locations around the globe. Regardless of the name, tons of new toons are flocking to the channel, including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Special Agent Oso, and Jake and the ...

Teletoon Retro's classic toons sets subscriber record
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Teletoon Retro’s classic toons sets subscriber record

With over 8 million fans and counting, Teletoon Retro has become a mighty force! Teletoon Retro, the younger cousin to Teletoon (think Cartoon Network and Boomerang) is known for being home to some of animation’s most classic tales; Spider-man, Inspector Gadget, He-Man, She-Ra, G.I. Joe, Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Bugs Bunny, The Smurfs, The Jetsons, Batman: The Animated Series, the ...

Fish Hooks gives Astral's Family Channel a dose of Disney
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Fish Hooks gives Astral’s Family Channel a dose of Disney

There’s party guy, Milo. His neurotic brother Oscar. And, of course, the overly dramatic goldfish, Bea. Who are they? They’re the stars of Disney’s newest toon, Fish Hooks, who attend Freshwater High, a school submerged in a fish tank at a local pet store. The series chronicles their daily lives as they deal with friendships, dating and sports as well as such typical teen ...

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