History Trivia / FourKidsEntertainment

2nd Jun '16 6:24:14 PM CASCHero
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* MoneyDearBoy: 4Kids was known for paying its actors very well (at least in relation to other dubbing studios). 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.

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4Kids was known for paying its actors very well (at least in relation to other dubbing studios). 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.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 then 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 then enough of a sizeable audiene 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.).
18th Apr '16 2:26:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: The relatively small amount of New York-based VA's and the company's tendency to cast the same people for several projects leads to a lot of this, particularly in shows with lots of characters. Especially prominent are Creator/DanGreen, Creator/JasonGriffith, Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas, Creator/SeanSchemmel, Creator/MarcThompson, Creator/WayneGrayson, and Creator/VeronicaTaylor.
** Erica Schroeder voicing both [[Anime/YuGiOh Dark Magician Girl]] and [[Anime/SonicX Tikal.]] Is a partially funny example because she uses the same voice for both characters, and both fulfill such similar roles you almost expect Tikal to call Sonic "Pharaoh".
2nd Mar '16 2:43:55 PM Redaka
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---> "[[http://www.arlongpark.net/showthread.php?t=16882 In the end, they were trying to make some money off a popular kids' show in Japan, but just ended up wasting their time and pissing off a well-sized community of people. Not that they really care.]]"
26th Nov '15 2:51:40 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* 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. Played straight with their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece''

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* 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. Played straight with their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'', which effectively solidified the company's then-brewing {{hatedom}}.
8th Nov '15 7:35:44 AM Nire
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** 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, who's 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.

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** 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, who's 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.
6th Nov '15 8:35:52 PM thevisualboy37
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* NoExportForYou: Due to their practice of making Youtube block certain videos from being played outside the U.S & Puerto Rico [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHHAAjL0eOs&feature=channel As mentioned here.]]

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* NoExportForYou: Due to their practice of making Youtube block certain videos from being played outside the U.S & Puerto Rico [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHHAAjL0eOs&feature=channel As mentioned here.]]Rico.
18th Oct '15 8:30:02 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** Likewise, 4Kids went back and dubbed the previously skipped "Beauty and the Beach" episode of Pokemon (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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*** Likewise, ** 4Kids went back and dubbed the previously skipped "Beauty and the Beach" episode of Pokemon (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!
15th Oct '15 3:19:22 PM WhatArtThee
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**** 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!
30th Aug '15 9:47:17 PM dinohunterpat
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* 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.

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* 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. Played straight with their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece''
20th Mar '15 12:47:37 PM Wartzanall
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* MoneyDearBoy: 4Kids was known for paying its actors very well (at least in relation to other dubbing studios). This is why you'll never hear any NYC voice actor express regret for working on a 4Kids series. The scripts may be crap, but reading them pays the bills.

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* MoneyDearBoy: 4Kids was known for paying its actors very well (at least in relation to other dubbing studios). 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 reading them pays the bills.at least you're well-compensated for it.
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