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"Kirby: Fright to the Finish" Debuts on 4Kids TV On Demand in July 2009


4Kids TV On Demand will be debuting the Kirby: Fright to the Finish movie from July 1 – August 3, 2009. The movie centers on the Nintendo video game superstar and his battles to bring freedom to the people of Dream Land.

The full press release is provided below:



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NEW YORK (June 17, 2009) – 4Kids TV On Demand celebrates July by offering the free movie debut of video game superstar Kirby as he battles his ultimate nightmare to bring freedom to the people of Dream Land in his movie debut “Kirby, Fright to the Finish.” Available for the first time on TV, the Free On Demand channel from 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), the diversified children’s entertainment and media organization, will offer the movie from July 1 – August 3, 2009.

4Kids TV On Demand is available in 22 million homes on Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, Bresnan Communications, and Armstrong Cable, among others.
In “Kirby, Fright to the Finish,” when a fleet of mysterious spaceships attacks Dreamland, Kirby embarks on a nerve-shattering journey into deep space and confronts his ultimate nightmare, eNeMeE. Kirby must defeat the dark force of eNeMeE’s malevolent mindscape before he can realize his devilish dream of total domination. The animé series is produced by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

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About 4Kids Entertainment
With U.S. headquarters in New York City, regional offices for its trading card business in San Diego, California and international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global organization devoted to the creation, development, production, broadcasting, distribution, licensing and manufacturing of children’s entertainment products.
Through its wholly owned 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 Web sites to support 4Kids’ owned or represented properties. Through its majority owned trading card company and website company, 4Kids produces and markets collectible trading card games. Additionally, the Company programs and sells the national advertising time in “TheCW4Kids,” the five-hour Saturday morning children’s block which airs nationally on The CW Television Network.

Additional information is available on the www.4kidsentertainment.com corporate web site and at the www.4kids.tv game station site.

The information contained in this press release, other than historical information, consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. 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.

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