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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 three franchises had different ...

4Kids and P&R roar with Dinosaur King
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4Kids and P&R roar with Dinosaur King

There might still be a messy legal battle with Yu-Gi-Oh!, not to mention the whole filing for bankruptcy thing, but 4Kids is still kicking! To prove there’s still some might in their step, the company recently signed a deal with P & R to spread the fun of Dinosaur King around the world. The deal includes a number of Dinosaur King branded products, from stickers to books to candy and ...

4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

From Fox Kids to Fox Box to 4Kids TV to Toonzai to… Chapter 11? The path 4Kids has traveled over the past few years has not always been kind to the animation giant. Now, after a series of lows including the loss of TMNT and Winx Club, the chaos of Chaotic, and the recent lawsuit and legal trouble with Yu-Gi-Oh!, 4Kids is now filing for bankruptcy under chapter 11. While it sounds scary, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tai Chi Chasers
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4Kids introduces Tai Chi Chasers

4Kids Entertainment is hoping to revive its Saturday morning offerings with a brand new series, Tai Chi Chasers. The toon will be a mix of traditional cel and CG animation, twisting an anime series for the American audience — similar to the company’s efforts with Dinosaur King; bringing a Japanese series worldwide. The series follows the adventures of Rai, a descendant of the ...

Dinosaur King and Hachette work together
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Dinosaur King and Hachette work together

Hachette Collections SNC has just signed a monster of a deal. Er, a dinosaur of a deal? Well, that doesn’t sound right, but it is accurate! The group is now a new publishing licensee for Dinosaur King. The property, licensed into an animated series and trading card game brand by 4Kids Entertainment, will see Hachette take over in various European and African locations, joining a number ...

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Dinosaur King gets T-Rex-sized coverage

In an effort to bring Dinosaur King to as many fans as possible, 4Kids has signed a number of deals with networks around the world for the hit animated series and trading card game. Amongst the networks are Lagardere Networks’ Gulli TV and Canal J in France, Network Ten in Australia, RedeTV in Brazil, Orlando Kids in the Balkans region, and Canal Panda in Portugal. 4Kids has also inked a ...

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Dinosaur King trading card game roars to the top

Dinosaur King has become King of the Trading Card Games in the UK!! …Well, OK, we got a little ahead of ourselves. It’s not “king”, but it is in the top three spot! All in less than a year’s time for the Upper Deck TCG. Natalie Hilton, the marketing manager at Upper Deck’s UK office, agreed with how cool this is, saying; “The growth of Dinosaur King Trading ...

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Is 4Kids no more?

Tough times have been brewing in the world of 4Kids over the past few years. Last November, we reported that 4Kids was leaving the Fox network (and was being replaced by infomercials) In January, we saw the company reduce it’s employee count by 25%. Now, we’re hearing word that 4Kids is working with Montgomery & Co. to assist in a potential sale of the company. What the heck ...

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