Headquartered in New York City with an international office in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. The Company acquires, develops and markets children's properties globally and seeks to maximize economic returns through a vertically integrated platform, including television, film, music and home video production and distribution; merchandise licensing; media buying and planning; product development; and Web site development.
The Company's wholly owned subsidiaries include:
4Kids Entertainment International Limited
4Kids Entertainment Licensing, Inc
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc
4Kids Productions, Inc.
4Kids Ad Sales, Inc.
The Summit Media Group, Inc.
4Kids Technology, Inc.
Websites 4 Kids, Inc.
4Kids Entertainment Music, Inc.
In January 2002, 4Kids Entertainment entered into a multi-year agreement with Fox Broadcasting to lease the television network's Saturday morning programming block. 4Kids launched the all-new kids broadcast network - the Fox Box - on September 14, 2002
4Kids's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 2005 title, "Winx Club" (GBA).
The company has been involved titles released on the Xbox 360, DS/DSi and GBA. Of these, "Viva Piņata" (Xbox 360) has been a best selling title.
The company's most recent involvement was on the 2007 release "Winx Club: The Quest for the Codex" (DS/DSi).
16 May 2003