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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 ...

4Kids One Piece versus original anime One Piece
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4Kids One Piece versus original anime One Piece

Cartoons are sometimes created in one region of the world and later brought to others, making certain changes necessary; impacting different audiences, different beliefs, different languages, etc. It’s not an easy job, especially with us picky fans. 4Kids has been known to famously “Americanize” anime with a manga and Shonen Jump and Toei background, like One Piece, and even ...

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 ...

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 ...

Konami calls Upper Deck a cheater at Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
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Konami calls Upper Deck a cheater at Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

Yu-Gi-Oh! has been around for quite some time now, over a decade in all. Through that span, the series has undergone many changes; different stars, different channels, etc. There’s also issues with the toys and printed cards, as well. Just the other day, Konami announced that Upper Deck allegedly printed thousands of fake cards for its popular trading card game in China, bringing them ...

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 ...

Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Movie Debuts in Japan
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Movie Debuts in Japan

This past weekend, Japanese fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series (any of them!) were treated to the blockbuster event we’ve been talking about for a while now, the Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary special. The film stars all 3 stars of the franchise, Yugi Muto, Jaden Yuki, and Yusei Fudo, from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, respectively. The lucky fans not only had the chance to ...

New Tenth Anniversary Yu-Gi-Oh! anime film
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New Tenth Anniversary Yu-Gi-Oh! anime film

For all of you Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, this will be a real treat. A new Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie, celebrating the ten years the anime has been on television, is being produced by the Japanese animation company NAS. The movie will be displayed in 3D, but still animated in the cartoon 2D form. In the movie, all three Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists, Yugi Moto, Jaden Yuki, and Yusei Fudo will unite against a new villain, a ...

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds to YTV
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds to YTV

YTV is making some bold moves to ramp up its 2009-2010 cartoon season! Amongst the biggest moves is the company signing a deal with 4Kids Entertainment to bring the latest show in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds, to its lineup. YTV will air all episodes from the first season of the series, which, if you count all Yu-Gi-Oh! shows as one long show, would be it’s ninth season. If ...

Is 4Kids no more?
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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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