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4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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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 exposed a lot of things in the process. The biggest thing it exposed? That the way ...

4Kids preps Toonzai for September 17 Yu-Gi-Oh!, Tai Chi Chasers, Sonic
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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, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dragon Ball Z Kai, and Magi-Nation. The block will also ...

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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 member of the Tigeroids gets caught ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

4Kids comments on Chaotic going chaotic
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4Kids comments on Chaotic going chaotic

Amidst rumors of 4Kids being bought by another company, the licensing company recently spoke out about recent transactions related to Chaotic. The famed cartoon and trading card game animated property has built up a great following since launching a few years back. There’ve been multiple animation styles, a run on TheCW4Kids and Cartoon Network, video games, even a softdrink. But now, ...

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 ...

Nicktoons goes Dragon Ball Z Kai crazy May 24th
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Nicktoons goes Dragon Ball Z Kai crazy May 24th

Monday May 24th is D-Day for Nickelodeon watchers. Well, DBZ-day. Or, maybe DBZK-day? Whatever you want to call it, at 8pm, Nicktoons will be airing back to back episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai, repeating the back-to-back mini-marathon again on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week. The Funimation Entertainment and Toei Animation series has 99 episodes in all for its American deal, ...

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