History Creator / FourKidsEntertainment

18th Mar '17 12:24:52 PM TheJayman49
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** [[JustForPun Ditto]] with the Anime/{{Pokemon}} theme song, if not moreso. It's widely considered one of the best TV theme songs ever.

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** [[JustForPun Ditto]] with the Anime/{{Pokemon}} ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' theme song, if not moreso. It's Not only is it widely considered the best opening song in the whole ''Pokémon'' franchise, but it's also considered one of the best TV theme songs ever.
8th Mar '17 1:30:49 AM gjjones
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Surprisingly, the ''Shaman King'' dub; many religious references (blatant or otherwise) and incredibly frightening scenes are kept in. Sure, it was comparably lighter than what aired in Japan, but by 4Kids standards, it's one of the darker dubs they've done, and surprisingly one of the only times in 4Kids history where the MoralGuardians got involved because of the last episodes, theirs being even lighter than the ones previously dubbed. Eventually the show, along with TMNT, would be advertised during the primetime hours in hopes to gain adult fans.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Surprisingly, the ''Shaman King'' dub; many religious references (blatant or otherwise) and incredibly frightening scenes are kept in. Sure, it was comparably lighter than what aired in Japan, but by 4Kids standards, it's one of the darker dubs they've done, and surprisingly one of the only times in 4Kids history where the MoralGuardians got involved because of the last episodes, theirs being even lighter than the ones previously dubbed. Eventually the show, along with TMNT, ''TMNT'', would be advertised during the primetime hours in hopes to gain adult fans.


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* SpiritualSuccessor: 4Kids Entertainment → 4K Media, Inc.
8th Mar '17 1:28:30 AM gjjones
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* Creator/MeganHollingshead (now works in L.A. since 2004)
* Tara Jayne (a.k.a. Tara Sands, now resides in L.A. since 2004)

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* Creator/MeganHollingshead (now resides and works in L.A. since 2004)
* Tara Jayne (a.k.a. Tara Sands, now resides and works in L.A. since 2004)



* Creator/RachaelLillis (now resides in L.A. since 2013)

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* Creator/RachaelLillis (now resides and works in L.A. since 2013)



* Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas

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* Creator/MichaelSinterniklaasCreator/MichaelSinterniklaas (now resides and works in L.A. since the late 2000s)



* Creator/VeronicaTaylor (now lives and works in L.A. since 2014/2015)

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* Creator/VeronicaTaylor (now lives resides and works in L.A. since 2014/2015)



!!Their properties and dubs provide examples of these tropes:

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!!Their properties and dubs provide examples of these tropes:
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* BigApplesauce: 4Kids was based in New York City.
8th Mar '17 1:24:40 AM gjjones
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* EndOfAnAge: Their adaptation of ''Manga/OnePiece'' and eventual ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' lawsuit contributed to the downfall of Saturday-morning anime broadcasts.

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* EndOfAnAge: Their adaptation of ''Manga/OnePiece'' and eventual ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' lawsuit contributed to the downfall of Saturday-morning anime broadcasts.



* NeverSayDie: While 4Kids' would allow characters to die on some of their shows -- ''ShamanKing'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Ninja Turtles]]'', and later ''OnePiece'' episodes -- it is much rarer to see the word "death" used to refer to it (although the word may be used in other contexts). An exception occurs, of all places, in an episode of ''FunkyCops'', where the episode revolves around the faked death of an Elvis-like rock star, with the word is used constantly throughout the episode.

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* NeverSayDie: While 4Kids' would allow characters to die on some of their shows -- ''ShamanKing'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Ninja Turtles]]'', and later ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' episodes -- it is much rarer to see the word "death" used to refer to it (although the word may be used in other contexts). An exception occurs, of all places, in an episode of ''FunkyCops'', where the episode revolves around the faked death of an Elvis-like rock star, with the word is used constantly throughout the episode.



** On the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX example, a rare aversion is shown when Jaden defeats Amneal/Banner, with the deaths unedited. Of course, the dialogue still tones it down slightly by having Jaden say that Banner "gave his life" to help him. This is also averted when Aster Phoenix loses to Sartorius, with his body disintergrating in front of Jaden, though of course he gets better a couple minutes later.

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** On the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX ''Yu-Gi-Oh! GX'' example, a rare aversion is shown when Jaden defeats Amneal/Banner, with the deaths unedited. Of course, the dialogue still tones it down slightly by having Jaden say that Banner "gave his life" to help him. This is also averted when Aster Phoenix loses to Sartorius, with his body disintergrating in front of Jaden, though of course he gets better a couple minutes later.



* RecycledSoundtrack: Most of their anime they licensed used recycled musical cues from their library.



* {{Unperson}}: The Website/AnimeNewsNetwork refused to acknowledge 4Kids's involvement with the ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'' due to a pending lawsuit filed by TV Tokyo and NAS and plays up the involvement of A&E Home Video and Creator/MangaEntertainment concerning the English dub.

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* {{Unperson}}: UnPerson: The Website/AnimeNewsNetwork refused to acknowledge 4Kids's involvement with the ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'' due to a pending the lawsuit filed by TV Tokyo and NAS and plays played up the involvement of A&E Home Video and Creator/MangaEntertainment concerning the English dub.
8th Mar '17 1:20:54 AM gjjones
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* {{Eagleland}}: To a ridiculous extent. They have a habit of changing every single foreign sounding name into a generic american one, as well as changing the setting to America and even going so far as to refer to obvious rice balls as ''donuts''. On the 4th of July they even made anime characters sing the american national anthem.

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* {{Eagleland}}: To a ridiculous extent. They have a habit of changing every single foreign sounding name into a generic american American one, as well as changing the setting to America and even going so far as to refer to obvious rice balls as ''donuts''. On the 4th of July they even made anime characters sing the american American national anthem.anthem.
* EndOfAnAge: Their adaptation of ''Manga/OnePiece'' and eventual ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' lawsuit contributed to the downfall of Saturday-morning anime broadcasts.
5th Mar '17 4:41:24 PM TheJayman49
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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: The ''Anime/ShamanKing'' dub is considered one of 4Kids' better translations because of how little they changed; they ''tried'' to do a CutAndPasteTranslation, but the business about gritty violence, death and souls was woven into the plot so well that they simply ''couldn't''. Unfortunately, all this did was showcase why they go so far into {{Macekre}} territory with their dubs: the MoralGuardians absolutely ''railed'' 4Kids, and it wasn't helped by [=4KidsTV=] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork airing the show at the same timeslot]] as Kids WB's ''Anime/YuGiOh'', their biggest franchise. These things, coupled with 4Kids' less-than-stellar reputation, caused ''Shaman King'' to bomb in the US despite being of passable quality, and 4Kids was back to its usual antics in time for ''Anime/OnePiece''...
17th Feb '17 4:02:20 PM WyraachUr
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** On the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX example, a rare aversion is shown when Jaden defeats Amneal/Banner, with the deaths unedited. Of course, the dialogue still tones it down slightly by having Jaden say that Banner "gave his life" to help him. This is also averted when Aster Phoenix loses to Sartorius, with his body disintergrating in front of Jaden, though of course he gets better a couple minutes later.
** Also with the above, there's the scene in which Sartorius revives Aster and places him on one side of a statue that's placed above a lava pit, to which Aster will plunge into if Jaden doesn't give him the other key to activate the satellite. Again, the dialogue tones it down slightly, with Sartorius saying that Aster will "fall to his ultimate doom!".
** Played straight, however, with Aster's father. In the original version, his father was murdered by someone who was trying to steal the Destiny Hero cards, whilst in the dub, his father vanished the night the cards were stolen.
14th Feb '17 3:50:18 PM Frem3
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Meanwhile, the subsidiary that was sold off to Konami re-branded itself as '''4K Media Inc.''' The English adaption of ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' was still running at the time of 4Kids bankruptcy and the company wanted to keep it going. After ''Zexal'' ended, they moved on to producing an English version of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''. While 4K Media continues the usual practices applied by 4Kids, they exist solely for production on Yu-Gi-Oh franchise for now.

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Meanwhile, the subsidiary that was sold off to Konami re-branded itself as '''4K Media Inc.''' The English adaption of ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' was still running at the time of 4Kids bankruptcy and the company wanted to keep it going. After ''Zexal'' ended, they moved on to producing an English version of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''. While 4K Media continues the usual practices applied by 4Kids, they exist solely for production on Yu-Gi-Oh the ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' franchise for now.
14th Feb '17 3:49:35 PM Frem3
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* Greg Abbey (a.k.a. John Campbell or Frank Frankson)



* Frank Frankson (a.k.a. John Campell[=/=]Gregory Abbey)
14th Feb '17 3:48:18 PM Frem3
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* Bella Hudson


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* Erica Schroeder (a.k.a. Bella Hudson)
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