4Kids Entertaiment has announced that Cartoon Netowrk has picked up the first
40 episodes of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series for Spring of 2004.
Where will this property end up? Most likely SVES but who knows, it could end
up on Toonami as a Fridays only show. Either way, this is great news for TMNT
Thanks to Kanshisha.
Source: 4kids Entertainment. Click read more for whole announcement.
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has licensed the U.S. cable
television rights to the first 40 episodes of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
to Cartoon Network. These episodes of the animated series will be part of Cartoon
Network's lineup beginning Spring 2004.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series will continue all first-run broadcasts
of new episodes on the Fox Box, 4Kids Entertainment's weekend morning four-hour
program block. 4Kids has already picked up the series for the 2004-2005 broadcast
season. In addition, 4Kids will continue to be able to broadcast the first 40
episodes of the series on the Fox Box.
"The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' have won the hearts of a whole new
generation of fans," said Al Kahn, Chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment.
"We're pleased to be able to broadcast the series with Cartoon Network.
Now that we're adding the Cartoon Network audience, we're certain that many
more kids across the country will become part of the growing craze and get 'Turtle-ized.'"
Now in its second season on the Fox Box, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which
is produced by 4Kids Entertainment and Mirage Licensing, Inc., features the
colorful characters, exciting ninja action and irreverent humor that sparked
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mania more than a dozen years ago, but updated
for today's kids with an all-new edgier look and feel.