4Kids Ent. celebrates its sixth year programming the 4-hour Saturday morning kids block on Fox with the most action-packed slate of original shows to date. Dubbed "The Game Station," the block will sport an all-new look and an all-new attitude when it's unveiled on Saturday, September 8.The three new series -- DINOSAUR KING, THE ADRENALINE PROJECT and YU-GI-OH! GX -- join such popular returnees as CHAOTIC, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: FAST FORWARD, VIVA PIÃATA, SONIC X and WINX CLUB.
"Kids don't just watch TV anymore -- they want to get involved, interact, experience the characters, the stories and the action for themselves," said Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment. "'The Game Station' is the perfect moniker to reflect that our shows are all about having fun and getting into the game -- either on-air, on-line, or in a multitude of ways that we'll make available to our fans throughout the year."
To support the new season, 4Kids has teamed up with teamed up with Six Flags Theme Parks and KÂ·B Toys to present the multi-level promotion The Game Station Sweepstakes. One Grand Prize Winner will be awarded four Video Game Systems, along with a $4,000 cash prize. One First Prize Winner will receive a set of four season passes redeemable at participating Six Flags Theme Parks. Twenty-five Second Prize Winners will receive one $50 KÂ·B Toys Gift Card.
The three newcomers to the lineup run the gamut from dinosaurs to boot-camp style competition to dynamic duels:
* DINOSAUR KING (premieres September 8, 10:30 am):Best friends Max, Rex and Zoe discover an amazing secret -- they can bring dinosaurs to life and control them with ancient stone fragments and mysterious cards. An evil organization called "Alpha Gang," led by Dr. Z, traveled back in time and accidentally scattered the Dinosaur Cards around the world here in the present. Now it's up to the kids of The D-Team to race across the planet, control the dinosaurs and save the 21st Century!
* THE ADRENALINE PROJECT (debuts September 29, 8:00 am): This reality series drops five teens at Base Camp each week to train for a chance to experience the ultimate rush. They'll compete head-to-head for victory in the unknown final event where they may be asked to do anything from zipline, scuba dive, white-water kayak or even bungee jump. The series is designed to motivate and inspire teen viewers to learn the importance of physical fitness, teamwork, and friendly competition.
* YU-GI-OH! GX (premieres September 8, 8:30 am): The hit series based on the card game phenomenon makes its broadcast debut. At Duel Academy, the world's most prestigious dueling prep school, the Duel Monsters card game is the entire curriculum! Jaden and his friends are officially upperclassmen as they face new rivals, new monsters, and a whole new semester of nonstop adventure.
4Kids will be presenting all-new episodes for the popular returning shows CHAOTIC (September 8, 9:00 am), TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: FAST FORWARD (September 8, 9:30 and 10:00 am), VIVA PIÃATA (September 8, 11:00 am), SONIX X (September 8, 11:30 am) and WINX CLUB (September 8 to September 22, 8:00 am).
4Kids TV airs nationwide on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EST on the FOX Broadcasting Network.
Complementing the broadcast network launch is the popular website www.4Kids.tv, which will re-launch with brand new features and functionality. The additions will include customized personal profiles and avatars, message boards, emails and buzz feeds on the latest pop culture news and new games based on 4Kids TV shows.
Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London, 4Kids Ent. Inc. is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing; television, film, music and home video production and distribution; product development and Web site development.