4Kids Ent. has revealed its new lineup of programs for TheCW4Kids, its five-hour children's program block airing Saturday mornings (7 a.m.-Noon) on The CW television network, effective January 3, 2009.
On that date, CHAOTIC: M'ARRILLIAN INVASION and SONIC X, two of the most popular series currently airing in the 4KidsTV block on FOX, will make the move over to The CW. In addition, the highly anticipated, live action and adventure Japanese import, KAMEN RIDER: DRAGON KNIGHT and HUNTIK, a new series about a group of "seekers" traveling around the world in search of an ancient amulet with the power to control monsters, will premiere.
4Kids will also start a new video streaming portal at 4KidsTV.com that will be home to many of the shows from 4Kids TV on FOX, which will have its final broadcast the weekend of December 27, 2008. The streaming video portal will also offer free streaming of many series from TheCW4Kids lineup, as well as exclusive content that can't be seen anywhere else. 4Kids and FOX announced in November that their licensing deal will expire at the end of 2008.
For more information about TheCW4Kids or to further explore the 2009 program lineup as well as the library of 4Kids series, visit www.CW4Kids.com
TheCW4Kids 2009 Lineup:
7 a.m. -- WILL & DEWITT
7:30 a.m. -- THE SPECTACULAR SPIDERMAN
8 a.m. -- SONIC X
8:30 a.m. -- GOGORIKI
9 a.m. -- DINOSAUR KING
9:30 a.m. -- TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: BACK TO THE SEWER
10 a.m. -- CHAOTIC: M'ARRILLIAN INVASION
10:30 a.m. -- HUNTIK
11 a.m. -- YU-GI-OH! 5D'S
11:30 a.m. -- KAMEN RIDER: DRAGON KNIGHT
WILL & DEWITT (TV-Y E/I)
Will is an everyday little kid with an endless thirst for big kid adventure. Enter Dewitt, his talking frog and personal "life coach." Dewitt's a frog and then some -- a green ball of shape-shifting optimism to guide Will toward his destiny of discovering that all things are possible. Where there's Will, Dewitt is the way.
THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (TV-Y7 FV)
THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN picks up the original web-slinger's mythology at the beginning of his journey as a not-so-typical 16-year-old entering his junior year of high school. Peter Parker must conceal his secret identity and confront the multi-leveled pressures of teenage life at home and school, while combating menacing super villains including Sandman, Doc Ock, Green Goblin and Venom.
SONIC X (TV-Y7 FV)
Follow the adventures of Sonic and friends. They must stop the evil genius Dr. Eggman from getting the powerful Chaos Emeralds. If Dr Eggman gets his hands on the Chaos Emeralds, he will take over the world. Will Sonic and friends be able to stop him?
GOGORIKI (TV-Y E/I)
Meet the GOGORIKI, a circle of best friends whose zany adventures always result in loads of laughs. They live in a safe and peaceful world where stories revolve around characters and comedy, not conflict. The GOGORIKI are animal-like beings, each with a cute round shape and a unique personality filled with infectious charm. There is no standard antagonist or "bad guy," the energy for each adventure is derived from the crazy antics that result from amusing mishaps and hysterical situations. Already a huge hit in Russia, each half-hour episode consists of three 6 1/2 minute stories.
DINOSAUR KING (TV-Y7 FV)
Join the D-Team, Max, Rex, and Zoe, as they race around the world to beat the nefarious Alpha Gang to the secrets that bring dinosaurs back to life. Set in the present time, our three heroes are able to transport themselves anywhere in the world to hunt down dinosaur cards that have been lost by the time-traveling Dr. Z and his bumbling team of bad guys. Watch as real dinosaurs are brought back to the present for incredible, heart-stopping CGI battles.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: BACK TO THE SEWER (TV-Y7 FV)
When the Turtles come back from the future, the menacing Viral interferes with their return to the present, causing Master Splinter to get trapped in cyberspace and bits of his data code to scatter all throughout the digital domain. The Turtles venture into the vast virtual realm to find their beloved Master, but instead discover The Cyber Shredder. If the Turtles are going to be triumphant they'll need to work together in ways they never have before, otherwise Splinter will be lost and the devious Shredder will be back, causing all "shell" to break loose.
CHAOTIC: M'ARRILLIAN INVASION (TV-Y7 FV)
CHAOTIC's got a fierce new look and it's all-out anime action for every Battle, Creature clash and Scan Quest. As Tom and Kaz delve deeper into Chaotic, they quickly confront freaky new Creatures, uncover strange new Locations and scan awesome new BattleGear and Mugic. But their games take a shocking, world-rocking turn when a mysterious new tribe is accidentally unleashed. Will the force of their mega-mental powers let them conquer the Tribes and rule Perim? The answer lies in the all-new series CHAOTIC M'ARRILLIAN INVASION.
HUNTIK (TV-Y7 FV)
Long before recorded time, humanity was faced with an evil of unimaginable power. From the ranks of mankind arose the Seekers, those with strong will who could harness energies of the Spirit World and call forth an army of powerful Titans. With the Titans at their command, they engaged in terrific battles against the forces from beyond and each other. Now, even in this modern age, the lost Titans sleep in ancient temples, waiting to be taken up by a new generation of Seekers!
KAMEN RIDER: DRAGON KNIGHT (TV-Y7 FV)
On the other side of every mirror on Earth lies the parallel dimension of Ventara -- a world destroyed by the evil alien, General Xaviax. The Kamen Riders were warriors from Ventara who fought Xaviax with armor and abilities powered by their Advent Decks. Unfortunately, Xaviax stole the Advent Decks and defeated all the riders but one. Kamen Rider Wing Knight is the sole surviving Kamen Rider -- the only man who can stop Xaviax from destroying Earth the same way he destroyed Ventara. To defeat Wing Knight, Xaviax brought the Advent Decks to Earth and tricked ordinary citizens into becoming new Kamen Riders - super-powered soldiers who will carry out his evil plans.
Adapted from the popular 2002 Japanese series, KAMEN RIDER: RYUKI, KAMEN RIDER: DRAGON KNIGHT is the next installment of in the legendary sci-fi franchise created by renowned manga creator Shotaro Ishinomori and adapted into an iconic live-action kids television series by Toei Company. Over the last 37 years, the popularity of the franchise has grown with the original series spawning 18 new series, 892 episodes, 10 TV specials and 28 theatrical releases.
YU-GI-OH! 5D'S (TV-Y7 FV)
The future of dueling is revving up and it begins with a new legend, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, the latest entry in the internationally renowned series. Welcome to the new Domino City. Once the playground to legendary duelist Yugi Moto, this sprawling metropolis has since been transformed into a futuristic society where dueling has kicked into overdrive. Now the winners and losers aren't just separated by skill and strength, but by speed. For five special duelists, it's not just about winning or losing anymore -- it's about survival, as they are the chosen "signers" who have been marked by destiny to uncover the secrets of the five dragons.