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Trivia: 4Kids Entertainment
  • Contractual Purity: Averted. Andrew Rannells currently stars in The New Normal and previously The Book of Mormon, some of their VAs have done hentai (Dan Green, for example), and Jason Griffith did a condom commercial.
    • People more savvy of the industry may realize that most of the company's current VA's have worked at Central Park Media before (and this includes Dan Green as well); CPM distributed uncut productions mostly for pre-teen to older audiences, such as Revolutionary Girl Utena among others.
  • Creator Killer: Almost subverted by Yu-Gi-Oh!; 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 Yu-Gi-Oh!-related merchandise.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: 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 Dan Green, Jason Griffith, Michael Sinterniklaas, Sean Schemmel, Marc Thompson, Wayne Grayson, and Veronica Taylor.
    • Erica Schroeder voicing both Dark Magician Girl and 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".
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: 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 Vortexx, that block met its end in September 2014, killing even that method. Heck, One Piece was redubbed by 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 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.
    • According to Maddie Blaustein, 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 Japanese refused to let them air the episode, and the dub has never been discovered.
      • 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.
  • Missing Episode: They did this to some of their dubbed anime. Yu-Gi-Oh! and the subsequent Sequel Series had a few, but ther dub of One Piece 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 Holes, but made it so that these episodes would only stop being missing once Funimation got the rights.
  • Money, Dear Boy: 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.
  • Name's the Same: One of the executive producers for this show is Tom Kenny. No, it's not that Tom Kenny.
  • No Export for You: Due to their practice of making Youtube block certain videos from being played outside the U.S & Puerto Rico As mentioned here.

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