History Creator / FourKidsEntertainment

17th Sep '17 8:04:34 PM gjjones
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Its infamy came to a head with the bizarre localization and edit of ''Manga/OnePiece'', which managed to combine all of the company's (in)famous practices into one show: [[{{Bowdlerize}} numerous content edits]], the replacement of ''all'' of the original music, the removal of a large number of episodes (that turned out to be important later on -- although they couldn't have known at the time), and widespread changes to the original script and plot even in the ''unedited'' parts. All of this solidified fandom hatred of the company, and it remains the darkest mark on its reputation, particularly as it is generally agreed to have permanently stunted the chances ''One Piece'' ever had of being a major media franchise in the States - as opposed to Japan, where it is tied with ''Manga/DragonBall'' for being the most successful and important manga and anime franchise ''in the history of media''. To say that there was a backlash would be, uh... putting it pretty mildly. To be fair, 4Kids didn't want anything to do with ''One Piece'', as they were well aware of how un-family friendly it was. However, Toei forced 4Kids into dubbing the show, as they would only license other shows to 4Kids as part of a packaged deal.

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Its infamy came to a head with the bizarre localization and edit of ''Manga/OnePiece'', which managed to combine all of the company's (in)famous practices into one show: [[{{Bowdlerize}} numerous content edits]], the replacement of ''all'' of the original music, the removal of a large number of episodes (that turned out to be important later on -- although they couldn't have known at the time), and widespread changes to the original script and plot even in the ''unedited'' parts. All of this solidified fandom hatred of the company, and it remains the darkest mark on its reputation, particularly as it is generally agreed to have permanently stunted the chances ''One Piece'' ever had of being a major media franchise in the States - as opposed to Japan, where it is tied with ''Manga/DragonBall'' for being the most successful and important manga and anime franchise ''in the history of media''. To say that there was a backlash would be, uh... putting it pretty mildly. To be fair, 4Kids didn't want anything to do with ''One Piece'', as they were well aware of how un-family friendly it was. However, Toei Creator/ToeiAnimation forced 4Kids into dubbing the show, as they would only license other shows to 4Kids as part of a packaged deal.



With the acquisition from Saban, Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}} ended in the fall of 2012, being replaced by a new block called Creator/{{Vortexx}}. [=CW4Kids=]' final broadcast on August 18, 2012 ended with a full marathon of ''Yu-Gi-Oh!''. 4Kids successfully exited from bankruptcy in mid-December of 2012 as '''4Licensing Corporation''' without any notable entertainment assets. Their main focus was then shifted to developing and licensing isoBlox, an impact-blocking surface designed for use in sports equipment. On the bright side, anime fans will no longer be enduring the company's notorious practices. On the downside, it leaves the New York talent pool of voice actors, for the most part, without regular work. In September 2016, [[HistoryRepeats 4Licensing filed for bankruptcy again]] and quietly folded the next year.

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With the acquisition from Saban, Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}} ended in the fall of 2012, being replaced by a new block called Creator/{{Vortexx}}. [=CW4Kids=]' final broadcast on August 18, 2012 ended with a full marathon of ''Yu-Gi-Oh!''. 4Kids successfully exited from bankruptcy in mid-December of 2012 as '''4Licensing Corporation''' without any notable entertainment assets. Their main focus was then shifted to developing and licensing isoBlox, an impact-blocking surface designed for use in sports equipment. On the bright side, anime fans will no longer be enduring the company's notorious practices. On the downside, it leaves the New York talent pool of voice actors, for the most part, without regular work.work; some have even moved to Los Angeles because of it. In September 2016, [[HistoryRepeats 4Licensing filed for bankruptcy again]] and quietly folded the next year.
14th Sep '17 10:20:47 AM gjjones
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* ContractualPurity: Averted. Andrew Rannells currently stars in ''Series/TheNewNormal'' and previously ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'', some of their [=VAs=] have done hentai (Creator/DanGreen, for example), and Creator/JasonGriffith did a condom commercial.
** People more savvy of the industry may realize that most of the company's current VA's have worked at Creator/CentralParkMedia before (and this includes Dan Green as well); CPM distributed uncut productions mostly for pre-teen to older audiences, such as ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' among others.
* CreatorKiller: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-31/4kids-yu-gi-oh-license-is-still-in-force-court-rules Almost subverted by]] ''Anime/YuGiOh''; TV Tokyo and NAS tried to yank the license, and 4Kids ultimately prevailed within the year, but the damage had been done, and they still ended up selling the rights to Konami for all ''Franchise/YuGiOh''-related merchandise. While the production unit was reformed by Konami as [=4K Media=], the main company was reformed as [=4Licensing Corporation=] and plenty of their assets were sold to Saban, many of their units were shut down and the company is now a shell of its former self.


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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Without any of their notable assets, some of the 4Kids dubs of anime have not seen a re-release in some form. While some of their old properties have avoided this by being aired on Creator/{{Vortexx}}, that block met its end in September 2014, killing even ''that'' method. Heck, ''Manga/OnePiece'' was redubbed by Creator/{{Funimation}}, which renders the 4Kids episodes that weren't released on DVD harder to find, even though the first 52 episodes can be found cheap.
** After their contract with Creator/FUNimation was terminated for reasons still unclear, 4Kids shows stopped showing up on the home video market. The one exception was Pokemon, whose home video rights remained with Viz. Dinosaur King did turn up on DVD through Shout! Factory, but it didn't sell well enough to justify the company working with them again. After 4Kids sold off their assets, Yu-Gi-Oh! did get a revival on DVD through Cinedigm (formerly NEW VIDEO Group), but it's unknown if any other 4Kids shows will be released to home video through the company. Until then, we have TV rips and foreign [=DVDs=] to rely on.
** According to Creator/MaddieBlaustein, 4Kids apparently DID dub the notorious episode of Pokemon with the seizure-inducing flashing lights. However, despite the lights being slowed down to "safe levels," the episode was banned internationally, and the dub has never been discovered.
** 4Kids went back and dubbed the previously skipped "Beauty and the Beach" episode of ''Pokémon'' (the one featuring James cross-dressing with inflatable boobs) with the Orange Islands episodes (with the aforementioned scene cut). However, it only aired once, and is not on DVD. TV rips can be found fairly easily online though.
** As of 2015, Discotek Media has got the rights to the 4Kids dub of ''Anime/SonicX'', and will start making DVD and Blu-ray re-releases!


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* MissingEpisode: They did this to some of their dubbed anime. The various ''Anime/YuGiOh'' SequelSeries had a few, and their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is infamous for throwing out entire ''story arcs''. This, combined with 4Kids' refusal to release uncut versions of their shows (for the most part), not only created {{Plot Hole}}s, but made it so that these episodes would only stop being missing once Creator/{{Funimation}} got the rights.
* MoneyDearBoy:
** 4Kids was known for paying its actors very well (at least in relation to other dubbing studios, even higher than the typical union-rates for doing anime voice work). This is why you'll never hear any NYC voice actor express regret for working on a 4Kids series. The scripts may be crap, and the editing jobs may be a joke, but at least you're well-compensated for it.
** Though this likewise seem to be their business philosophy as well. The heads of the company were only interested in how profitable a series could be rather than the quality of their products and the fandom of properties. And that's if they were even interested in the property at all (for example, they actually didn't want ''One Piece'', just ''Tokyo Mew Mew''. But Toei, wanting the anime to be shown in America as soon as possible, forced them to take it as part of the deal. As such even though the series was a major hit in Japan and had more than enough of a sizeable audience in the west the profit from, they put the barest minimum of work into the dub as they truly didn't care about owning the series. Some even speculate that they were purposefully trying to lose the license via self-sabotage. If this was the case, then it worked [[GoneHorriblyRight a little too well]], considering the [[CreatorKiller damage]] it did to the company).


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* NoExportForYou: Due to their practice of making [=YouTube=] block certain videos from being played outside the U.S & Puerto Rico.


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* OldShame: Some of the employees are 4Kids weren't happy with what they did to ''One Piece'' since they were forced into dubbing it against their will.


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* ProductionPosse: Voice actors aside, they've used Creator/DongWooAnimation and Creator/BardelEntertainment for their non-dubbed work.


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* StarDerailingRole: While the legal mess with ''Manga/YuGiOh'' may have proved a CreatorKiller, their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' was what brought down their reputation. That reputation wasn't spotless before, but it would never fully recover after that. The aforementioned legal mess was simply the final nail in the coffin. Though to be fair, 4Kids wanted nothing to do with ''One Piece'', as they were well aware of how un-family friendly it was, but they were forced into dubbing the show by Toei, as they would only license other shows to 4Kids as part of a packaged deal.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: During their final years, 4Kids was actively trying to [[TheAtoner undo the damage they did]] by setting up their own legal streaming site with uncut episodes, even partnering with Funimation and Website/{{Crunchyroll}}, as well as proudly referring to their properties as "anime". Had they been able to continue without the legal issues, Toonzai could have very well been a spiritual successor to daytime Toonami, serving as a [[GatewaySeries gateway to anime for children]], while not alienating older fans.
* 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''...
13th Sep '17 9:59:12 PM Scifimaster92
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* NoExportForYou: Due to their practice of making [=YouTube=] block certain videos from being played outside the U.S & Puerto Rico.



* ProductionPosse: Voice actors aside, they've used Creator/DongWooAnimation and Creator/BardelEntertainment for their non-dubbed work.
13th Sep '17 9:57:50 PM Scifimaster92
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* ContractualPurity: Averted. Andrew Rannells currently stars in ''Series/TheNewNormal'' and previously ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'', some of their [=VAs=] have done hentai (Creator/DanGreen, for example), and Creator/JasonGriffith did a condom commercial.
** People more savvy of the industry may realize that most of the company's current VA's have worked at Creator/CentralParkMedia before (and this includes Dan Green as well); CPM distributed uncut productions mostly for pre-teen to older audiences, such as ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' among others.
* CreatorKiller: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-31/4kids-yu-gi-oh-license-is-still-in-force-court-rules Almost subverted by]] ''Anime/YuGiOh''; TV Tokyo and NAS tried to yank the license, and 4Kids ultimately prevailed within the year, but the damage had been done, and they still ended up selling the rights to Konami for all ''Franchise/YuGiOh''-related merchandise. While the production unit was reformed by Konami as [=4K Media=], the main company was reformed as [=4Licensing Corporation=] and plenty of their assets were sold to Saban, many of their units were shut down and the company is now a shell of its former self.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Without any of their notable assets, some of the 4Kids dubs of anime have not seen a re-release in some form. While some of their old properties have avoided this by being aired on Creator/{{Vortexx}}, that block met its end in September 2014, killing even ''that'' method. Heck, ''Manga/OnePiece'' was redubbed by Creator/{{Funimation}}, which renders the 4Kids episodes that weren't released on DVD harder to find, even though the first 52 episodes can be found cheap.
** After their contract with Creator/FUNimation was terminated for reasons still unclear, 4Kids shows stopped showing up on the home video market. The one exception was Pokemon, whose home video rights remained with Viz. Dinosaur King did turn up on DVD through Shout! Factory, but it didn't sell well enough to justify the company working with them again. After 4Kids sold off their assets, Yu-Gi-Oh! did get a revival on DVD through Cinedigm (formerly NEW VIDEO Group), but it's unknown if any other 4Kids shows will be released to home video through the company. Until then, we have TV rips and foreign [=DVDs=] to rely on.
** According to Creator/MaddieBlaustein, 4Kids apparently DID dub the notorious episode of Pokemon with the seizure-inducing flashing lights. However, despite the lights being slowed down to "safe levels," the episode was banned internationally, and the dub has never been discovered.
** 4Kids went back and dubbed the previously skipped "Beauty and the Beach" episode of ''Pokémon'' (the one featuring James cross-dressing with inflatable boobs) with the Orange Islands episodes (with the aforementioned scene cut). However, it only aired once, and is not on DVD. TV rips can be found fairly easily online though.
** As of 2015, Discotek Media has got the rights to the 4Kids dub of ''Anime/SonicX'', and will start making DVD and Blu-ray re-releases!



* MissingEpisode: They did this to some of their dubbed anime. The various ''Anime/YuGiOh'' SequelSeries had a few, and their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is infamous for throwing out entire ''story arcs''. This, combined with 4Kids' refusal to release uncut versions of their shows (for the most part), not only created {{Plot Hole}}s, but made it so that these episodes would only stop being missing once Creator/{{Funimation}} got the rights.
* MoneyDearBoy:
** 4Kids was known for paying its actors very well (at least in relation to other dubbing studios, even higher than the typical union-rates for doing anime voice work). This is why you'll never hear any NYC voice actor express regret for working on a 4Kids series. The scripts may be crap, and the editing jobs may be a joke, but at least you're well-compensated for it.
** Though this likewise seem to be their business philosophy as well. The heads of the company were only interested in how profitable a series could be rather than the quality of their products and the fandom of properties. And that's if they were even interested in the property at all (for example, they actually didn't want ''One Piece'', just ''Tokyo Mew Mew''. But Toei, wanting the anime to be shown in America as soon as possible, forced them to take it as part of the deal. As such even though the series was a major hit in Japan and had more than enough of a sizeable audience in the west the profit from, they put the barest minimum of work into the dub as they truly didn't care about owning the series. Some even speculate that they were purposefully trying to lose the license via self-sabotage. If this was the case, then it worked [[GoneHorriblyRight a little too well]], considering the [[CreatorKiller damage]] it did to the company).



* OldShame: Some of the employees are 4Kids weren't happy with what they did to ''One Piece'' since they were forced into dubbing it against their will.



* StarDerailingRole: While the legal mess with ''Manga/YuGiOh'' may have proved a CreatorKiller, their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' was what brought down their reputation. That reputation wasn't spotless before, but it would never fully recover after that. The aforementioned legal mess was simply the final nail in the coffin. Though to be fair, 4Kids wanted nothing to do with ''One Piece'', as they were well aware of how un-family friendly it was, but they were forced into dubbing the show by Toei, as they would only license other shows to 4Kids as part of a packaged deal.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: During their final years, 4Kids was actively trying to [[TheAtoner undo the damage they did]] by setting up their own legal streaming site with uncut episodes, even partnering with Funimation and Website/{{Crunchyroll}}, as well as proudly referring to their properties as "anime". Had they been able to continue without the legal issues, Toonzai could have very well been a spiritual successor to daytime Toonami, serving as a [[GatewaySeries gateway to anime for children]], while not alienating older fans.
* 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''...
12th Sep '17 12:13:42 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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With the acquisition from Saban, Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}} ended in the fall of 2012, being replaced by a new block called Creator/{{Vortexx}}. [=CW4Kids=]' final broadcast on August 18, 2012 ended with a full marathon of ''Yu-Gi-Oh!''. 4Kids successfully exited from bankruptcy in mid-December of 2012 as '''4Licensing Corporation''' without any notable entertainment assets. Their main focus was then shifted to developing and licensing isoBlox, an impact-blocking surface designed for use in sports equipment. On the bright side, anime fans will no longer be enduring the company's notorious practices. On the downside, it leaves the New York talent pool of voice actors, for the most part, without regular work. In September 2016, [[HistoryRepeats 4Licensing filed for bankruptcy again]].

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With the acquisition from Saban, Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}} ended in the fall of 2012, being replaced by a new block called Creator/{{Vortexx}}. [=CW4Kids=]' final broadcast on August 18, 2012 ended with a full marathon of ''Yu-Gi-Oh!''. 4Kids successfully exited from bankruptcy in mid-December of 2012 as '''4Licensing Corporation''' without any notable entertainment assets. Their main focus was then shifted to developing and licensing isoBlox, an impact-blocking surface designed for use in sports equipment. On the bright side, anime fans will no longer be enduring the company's notorious practices. On the downside, it leaves the New York talent pool of voice actors, for the most part, without regular work. In September 2016, [[HistoryRepeats 4Licensing filed for bankruptcy again]].
again]] and quietly folded the next year.
2nd Sep '17 11:31:36 AM gjjones
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* OldShame: Some of the employees are 4Kids weren't happy with what they did to ''One Piece'' since they were forced into dubbing it against their will.
2nd Sep '17 11:21:54 AM gjjones
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Its infamy came to a head with the bizarre localization and edit of ''Manga/OnePiece'', which managed to combine all of the company's (in)famous practices into one show: [[{{Bowdlerize}} numerous content edits]], the replacement of ''all'' of the original music, the removal of a large number of episodes (that turned out to be important later on -- although they couldn't have known at the time), and widespread changes to the original script and plot even in the ''unedited'' parts. All of this solidified fandom hatred of the company, and it remains the darkest mark on its reputation, particularly as it is generally agreed to have permanently stunted the chances ''One Piece'' ever had of being a major media franchise in the States - as opposed to Japan, where it is tied with ''Manga/DragonBall'' for being the most successful and important manga and anime franchise ''in the history of media''. This left ''no one'' happy. To be fair, 4Kids didn't want anything to do with ''One Piece'', as they were well aware of how un-family friendly it was, but Toei forced them into dubbing the show, as they would only license other shows to 4Kids as part of a packaged deal.

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Its infamy came to a head with the bizarre localization and edit of ''Manga/OnePiece'', which managed to combine all of the company's (in)famous practices into one show: [[{{Bowdlerize}} numerous content edits]], the replacement of ''all'' of the original music, the removal of a large number of episodes (that turned out to be important later on -- although they couldn't have known at the time), and widespread changes to the original script and plot even in the ''unedited'' parts. All of this solidified fandom hatred of the company, and it remains the darkest mark on its reputation, particularly as it is generally agreed to have permanently stunted the chances ''One Piece'' ever had of being a major media franchise in the States - as opposed to Japan, where it is tied with ''Manga/DragonBall'' for being the most successful and important manga and anime franchise ''in the history of media''. This left ''no one'' happy. To say that there was a backlash would be, uh... putting it pretty mildly. To be fair, 4Kids didn't want anything to do with ''One Piece'', as they were well aware of how un-family friendly it was, but was. However, Toei forced them 4Kids into dubbing the show, as they would only license other shows to 4Kids as part of a packaged deal.



With the acquisition from Saban, Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}} ended in the fall of 2012, being replaced by a new block called Creator/{{Vortexx}}. [=CW4Kids=]' final broadcast on August 18, 2012 ended with a full marathon of ''Yu-Gi-Oh!''. 4Kids successfully exited from bankruptcy in mid-December of 2012 as '''4Licensing Corporation''' without any notable entertainment assets. Their main focus was then shifted to developing and licensing isoBlox, an impact-blocking surface designed for use in sports equipment. On the bright side, anime fans will no longer be enduring the company's notorious practices. On the downside, it leaves the New York talent pool of voice actors, for the most part, without regular work. In September 2016, 4Licensing filed for bankruptcy again.

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With the acquisition from Saban, Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}} ended in the fall of 2012, being replaced by a new block called Creator/{{Vortexx}}. [=CW4Kids=]' final broadcast on August 18, 2012 ended with a full marathon of ''Yu-Gi-Oh!''. 4Kids successfully exited from bankruptcy in mid-December of 2012 as '''4Licensing Corporation''' without any notable entertainment assets. Their main focus was then shifted to developing and licensing isoBlox, an impact-blocking surface designed for use in sports equipment. On the bright side, anime fans will no longer be enduring the company's notorious practices. On the downside, it leaves the New York talent pool of voice actors, for the most part, without regular work. In September 2016, [[HistoryRepeats 4Licensing filed for bankruptcy again.
again]].



* '''[[Creator/DanGreen DAN GREEN!]]'''

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* '''[[Creator/DanGreen DAN GREEN!]]'''GREEN!]]''' (a.k.a. Jay Snyder)
18th Aug '17 2:19:40 AM flamemario12
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* UnPerson: The ''[=AnimeNewsNetwork=]'' refused to acknowledge 4Kids's involvement with the ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'' due to the lawsuit filed by TV Tokyo and NAS at the time and played up the involvement of A&E Home Video and Creator/MangaEntertainment concerning the English dub.

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* UnPerson: The ''[=AnimeNewsNetwork=]'' Anime News Network refused to acknowledge 4Kids's involvement with the ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'' due to the lawsuit filed by TV Tokyo and NAS at the time and played up the involvement of A&E Home Video and Creator/MangaEntertainment concerning the English dub.
18th Aug '17 2:18:45 AM flamemario12
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* UnPerson: The Website/AnimeNewsNetwork refused to acknowledge 4Kids's involvement with the ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'' due to the lawsuit filed by TV Tokyo and NAS at the time and played up the involvement of A&E Home Video and Creator/MangaEntertainment concerning the English dub.

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* UnPerson: The Website/AnimeNewsNetwork ''[=AnimeNewsNetwork=]'' refused to acknowledge 4Kids's involvement with the ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'' due to the lawsuit filed by TV Tokyo and NAS at the time and played up the involvement of A&E Home Video and Creator/MangaEntertainment concerning the English dub.
7th Aug '17 4:03:09 PM gjjones
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* BittersweetEnding: The company's dissolution. Sure, a company infamous for [[{{Bowdlerize}} Bowdlerizing]] or otherwise toning down their properties for the sake of pandering, monopolizing Saturday mornings and poor publicity throughout the 2000s' closing is bound to draw cheers across the community, but a lot of honest New York voice actors now lack regular work or [[Creator/DanGreen have entered semi-retirement]]. [[Creator/SeanSchemmel Several]] [[Creator/RachaelLillis voice]] [[Creator/VeronicaTaylor actors]] have also moved out of New York and now work in L.A.

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* BittersweetEnding: The company's dissolution. Sure, a company infamous for [[{{Bowdlerize}} Bowdlerizing]] or otherwise toning down their properties for the sake of pandering, monopolizing Saturday mornings and poor publicity throughout the 2000s' closing is bound to draw cheers across the community, but a lot of honest New York voice actors now lack regular work or [[Creator/DanGreen have entered semi-retirement]]. [[Creator/SeanSchemmel Several]] [[Creator/RachaelLillis voice]] [[Creator/VeronicaTaylor actors]] have also [[Creator/CarrieKeranen have]] [[Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas also]] [[Creator/MarcDiraison moved out out]] of New York and now work in L.A.



* HostileShowTakeover: During the "[=FoxBox=]" block, when the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Shredder]] threatens to drain the color of all its animated shows, like ''SonicX'' and ''[[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars Kirby: Right Back At Ya!]]'', kicking off the [=FoxBox=] Color Drain Sweepstakes, and the 4KidsTV Saturday Morning block, in which [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Cobra Commander]] takes over the block, renaming the block into ''Cobra TV'', kicking off the Cobra Domination Station Sweepstakes. This was also the premise of ''The Fight for the [=FoxBox=]''.

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* HostileShowTakeover: During the "[=FoxBox=]" block, when the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Shredder]] threatens to drain the color of all its animated shows, like ''SonicX'' and ''[[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars Kirby: Right Back At Ya!]]'', kicking off the [=FoxBox=] Color Drain Sweepstakes, and the 4KidsTV [=4KidsTV=] Saturday Morning block, in which [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Cobra Commander]] takes over the block, renaming the block into ''Cobra TV'', kicking off the Cobra Domination Station Sweepstakes. This was also the premise of ''The Fight for the [=FoxBox=]''.



* LullDestruction: Good luck trying to find a silent moment in a 4kids dub.
* MissingEpisode: They did this to some of their dubbed anime. The various ''Anime/YuGiOh'' SequelSeries had a few, and their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is infamous for throwing out entire ''story arcs''. This, combined with 4kids' refusal to release uncut versions of their shows (for the most part), not only created {{Plot Hole}}s, but made it so that these episodes would only stop being missing once Creator/{{Funimation}} got the rights.

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* LullDestruction: Good luck trying to find a silent moment in a 4kids 4Kids dub.
* MissingEpisode: They did this to some of their dubbed anime. The various ''Anime/YuGiOh'' SequelSeries had a few, and their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is infamous for throwing out entire ''story arcs''. This, combined with 4kids' 4Kids' refusal to release uncut versions of their shows (for the most part), not only created {{Plot Hole}}s, but made it so that these episodes would only stop being missing once Creator/{{Funimation}} got the rights.



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

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



** Which has [[CrowningMomentOfFunny an]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYkZBDkMf04 explanation!]] To go into a bit more detail, voice actors were allowed to make quite a lot of money for dubbing 30 second commercials back when Pokemon marketing was at the height of its popularity at the turn of the century. Easily make more money doing commercials than they made from doing entire seasons of regular anime dubbing. 4kids decided to start using voice clips for commercials, allowing them to profit by not hiring the voice actor or paying them for time and services rendered. Eric Stuart did the line as a protest joke that was never intended to make it into the final release of the episode, but by pure accident, it ended up doing just so for the initial release of the DVD that episode was on. The mistake was quickly caught and fixed, but not before a few hundred copies of the DVD had hit the market.

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** *** Which has [[CrowningMomentOfFunny an]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYkZBDkMf04 explanation!]] To go into a bit more detail, voice actors were allowed to make quite a lot of money for dubbing 30 second commercials back when Pokemon marketing was at the height of its popularity at the turn of the century. Easily make more money doing commercials than they made from doing entire seasons of regular anime dubbing. 4kids 4Kids decided to start using voice clips for commercials, allowing them to profit by not hiring the voice actor or paying them for time and services rendered. Eric Stuart did the line as a protest joke that was never intended to make it into the final release of the episode, but by pure accident, it ended up doing just so for the initial release of the DVD that episode was on. The mistake was quickly caught and fixed, but not before a few hundred copies of the DVD had hit the market.
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