4Kids Entertainment

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About 4Kids Entertainment

  • Issue: 4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT INC Common Stock

4Kids Entertainment (commonly known as 4Kids) is an American film and television production company known for English-dubbing Japanese anime and specializing in the acquisition, production and licensing of children's entertainment around the United States. The first anime that 4Kids dubbed was the first eight seasons of Pokémon that aired on Kids' WB! in the United States. The company is most well known for its range of television licenses, which has included the multi-billion dollar Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! Japanese anime franchises. They also ran two program blocks: Toonzai (formerly The CW4Kids) on The CW, and 4Kids TV on Fox, both aimed at children. The 4KidsTV block ended on December 27, 2008, with Toonzai/The CW4Kids ending on August 18, 2012 and being replaced by Vortexx. 4Kids Entertainment has its world headquarters on Sixth Avenue in New York City, its former subsidiary, 4Kids Productions, had its headquarters in a separate building in Manhattan. The New York Stock Exchange delisted 4Kids (NYSE: KDE) on June 1, 2010. On April 6, 2011, it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following a lawsuit concerning the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. 4Kids Entertainment licenses a wide

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