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4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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 ...


Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V International Debut Scheduled for Spring/Summer 2015

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a taste of the main Yu-Gi-Oh! anime franchise, so it is definitely good news that Konami’s media distributor 4K Media has already confirmed that Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V will be debuting internationally next year, with the release window pegged at either spring or summer. The series has already premiered in Japan last April, featuring a new protagonist named ...


Breaking: Vortexx To End September 2014 with Litton Entertainment to Take Over the CW Saturday Morning Block with “One Magnificent Morning”

With the recent announcement from MOMOcon in Atlanta – that Dragon Ball Z (in the form of Kai) would return to Toonami, one has to wonder if Saban’s second run of DBZ was to end? Turns out, it is. Along with the rest of the Vortexx block, confirming the end of the long – sometimes great, many times sour – but almost never boring Saturday Morning Franchise on ...


New Toy Story Holiday Special Announced

Fresh off the heels of Toy Story of Terror, which debuted with very strong ratings last October, a new special was announced for Toy Story. Scheduled for the holidays on ABC, the special will be titled Toy Story that Time Forgot and will feature a Christmas theme this time around. In Toy Story That Time Forgot, the Toy Story gang once again find themselves in unfamiliar territory, only this time ...


Why I miss 4Kids Entertainment, and the problems with Saban’s Vortexx

Thankfully, Toonbarn has done well to show what has happened to Toonzai/Toonzaki and so on. However, here is a point people tend to forget: 4kids was different from the other kids’ companies that existed during and after the last 10 or so years. You have to realize the type of marketplace that existed when the company was at its peak and when it passed on. The problem with people’s ...

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