THE CW4KIDS TOONZAI FALL LINEUP KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 17TH
SERIES PREMIERE OF ALL-NEW TAI CHI CHASERS
TOONZAI'S NEW ANIMATED HOST UNVEILED
TOONZAI EPIC 3-2-1 SWEEPSTAKES LAUNCHES
NEW YORK (September 8, 2011) – The CW4Kids, the leading Saturday morning kids broadcast network, launches Fall slate on September 17th. Toonzai presents the American broadcast premiere of Tai Chi Chasers, an action-packed series that chronicles the adventures of Rai, a young orphan shocked to discover he is descended from the Tigeroids, a peaceful race locked in an age-old struggle with the ruthless and powerful Dragonoids. Banished from their universe, Rai and the Tai Chi Chasers must race to recover the 500 lost Tai Chi symbols that will lead to their destiny…or their doom!
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Sonic X returns with the New World Saga on September 17th. Going ten years strong, the classic Yu-Gi-Oh! series features the Waking the Dragons story-arc as three Egyptian God Cards are stolen and Yugi and the gang must solve strange events before the planet is destroyed! Dragon Ball Z Kai fans will be treated to an encore season of Goku’s adventures as he searches for the seven mystical orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which can summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Magi-Nation, Toonzai’s TV-Y (E/I) rated program, follows teenager Tony Jones, whose world is forever changed when he is mystically transported into a beautiful world far beyond imagination that was created a millennium ago by a powerful race known as the Magi.
This September, the stealthy Toonzai Ninja is joined by comical host, “Shoji.” This new, animated character is inspired by “Kamishibai,” the nearly vanished Japanese art of street corner storytelling that paved the way for manga and anime television. Shoji guides kids through an exciting journey into the World of Toonzai - Where Epic Anime Rules! He introduces storylines, characters and stunts as he stars in a series of interstitals that reveal the hidden meanings behind classic anime techniques - what do giant sweat drops and big blue hair really mean? Shoji will entertain viewers with his Anime Rules, What the What? and Shoji Street Magic vignettes.
To celebrate Toonzai’s new season of epic anime action, adventure and excitement, tune-in to the CW4KidsTV programming block all morning long on September 17th and 24th and find out how to enter for a chance to win BIG in The CW4Kids Toonzai Epic 3-2-1 Sweepstakes. One lucky prize winner will have a chance to win a prize package featuring a 3D- TV, a PS3 game system and a touch tablet. For Sweepstakes Entry and Rules go to www.CW4Kids.com.
Kids can also view their favorite episodes 24/7 on the Toonzai website, www.CW4Kids.com, which features new exclusive games, activities, downloads, tournaments, user rewards, and Toonzai Ninja Badges. Additionally, Toonzai’s YouTube Channel and 4KidsTV Facebook Fan page will both be refreshed with new videos, exclusive content and updates. The excitement leading into a new season of Epic Saturdays on Toonzai begins September 10th!
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Noah’s Saga concludes with two back-to-back episodes at 9 A.M.
- All-new Yu-Gi-Oh!5D’s Fight For the Future 1-hour TOONZAI premiere event at 11 A.M.
- Tai Chi Chasers – All-new series premiere
- Sonic X-travaganza – Stunt reveals the #1 fan favorite episode and The New World Saga begins
- Dragon Ball Z Kai – Season encore
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Waking The Dragons – Three Eygyptian God Cards are stolen. A terrifying new villain emerges. It’s up to Yugi and the gang to solve the mystery before the planet is destroyed!
September 17, 2011 Line-up:
7:00 Magi-Nation E/I
7:30 Magi-Nation E/I
8:00 Sonic X
8:30 Sonic X
9:00 Classic Yu-Gi-Oh!
9:30 Sonic X
10:00 Dragon Ball Z Kai
10:30 Dragon Ball Z Kai
11:00 Tai Chi Chasers (Series Premiere)
11:30 Classic Yu-Gi-Oh!
About 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
With U.S. headquarters in New York City, and international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (Pink Sheets: KIDE.pk) is a global organization devoted to the creation, development, production, broadcasting, distribution, licensing and manufacturing of children’s entertainment products. Through its subsidiaries, 4Kids produces animated television series and films, distributes 4Kids’ produced or licensed animated television series for the domestic and international television and home video markets, licenses merchandising rights worldwide to 4Kids’ owned or represented properties, and operates Websites to support 4Kids’ owned or represented properties. Additionally, the Company programs and sells the national advertising time in “TheCW4Kids” five-hour Saturday morning block on The CW Television Network. It continues to be the #1 kid broadcast network on Saturday mornings.
Additional information is available on the www.4KidsEntertainment.com corporate website and at the www.4Kids.tv web streaming and game station site as well as at www.toonzaki.com, a web portal that features uncut anime episodes
The information contained in this press release, other than historical information, consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Important factors beyond the Company's control, including general economic conditions, consumer spending levels, competition from toy companies, motion picture studios and other licensing companies, the uncertainty of public response to the Company's properties and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations.