Well it wasn't a good year for 4kids. (MUAHAHAHA!) They reported their year end results and it's not lookin too good. They didn't loose any money but they have a %60 drop off from last year. Now I heard 4kids is still doing the marketing for Pokemon, yet some people are telling me that's why this is happening. I guess I don't know for sure… but here's the whole article:
http://animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1603 - I'll admit I don't now what it all means but, Al Kahn is furious so it can't be a bad thing. Oh and I love when he says, "In addition, results were negatively impacted by a lack of a major theatrical release in 2005. Our fourth quarter 2005 licensing revenues were significantly lower than our expectations as many of our newer properties failed to perform as hoped at retail."… gee I can't imagine why =O!
maybe that'll teach that idiot that you can't dumb down all anime and still expect it to be popular.