`What's Inside the FOX BOX?' Find Out in the Half-hour Special Sunday, Sept. 1, On FOX.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2002
Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids 2") Host Preview of New Kids Line-Up, Set to Debut Saturday Mornings Beginning Sept. 14 on FOX
Discover what's inside America's newest kids' TV destination, the FOX BOX, from 4Kids Entertainment (NYSE:KDE) in the family special WHAT'S INSIDE THE FOX BOX? Sunday, Sept. 1 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The special is hosted by Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega, stars of "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams."
WHAT'S INSIDE THE FOX BOX? gives kids and their parents an exclusive look at the stellar line-up of animated fun, which will premiere Saturday morning, Sept. 14 (8:00 AM-12 NOON ET/7:00-11:00 AM CT/PT) on FOX. The kids programming includes such high-profile entertainment as KIRBY: RIGHT BACK AT YA!, an animated series based on the Nintendo video game superstar, as well as the action-filled series ULTRAMAN TIGA, ULTIMATE MUSCLE, FIGHTING FOODONS and STARGATE INFINITY.
Following are descriptions of the series:
KIRBY: RIGHT BACK AT YA!
Animated Series - Saturdays at 9:00 and 11:00 AM (all original episodes)
One of Nintendo's most popular characters of all time, Kirby makes his U.S broadcast television debut on the FOX BOX. Loaded with action, it's a cosmic comic adventure kids won't want to miss! Kirby, a Warpstar Knight-in-training, crash lands on the Planet Popstar and accidentally ends up as the pink protector of villagers. When King Dedede conjures up all his maniacal monsters, Kirby inhales their powers and gives them back a taste of their own medicine! Don't mess with Kirby. He'll send it "Right Back at Ya!"
Live Action Series - Saturdays at 8:30 and 10:00 AM (all original episodes)
Everyone has a favorite superhero. But sometimes, when the going gets tough, "super" is just not enough. And that's when you need "ultra" - as in Ultraman - the most popular action hero in Japan for over three decades. Now, the FOX BOX brings all-new adventures featuring the giant-sized Ultraman and the Global Unlimited Task Squad (GUTS), a team of super peacekeepers who defend Earth from evil creatures of all shapes and sizes. But even GUTS' advanced weapons and futuristic technology are useless against a new breed of mega-monsters threatening mankind in the year 2049. That's when Ultraman transforms from his human identity to save the day!
ULTIMATE MUSCLE: THE KINNIKUMAN LEGACY
Animated Series - Saturdays at 9:30 and 10:30 AM (all original episodes)
Nothing captures the attention of boys quite like wrestling -- and ULTIMATE MUSCLE is wrestling at its most radical! ULTIMATE MUSCLE pits the powerful but cowardly Kid Muscle in an intergalactic slam-a-rama of fast-paced excitement and far-out fun. With earth threatened by a sinister and oh-so-muscular band of space baddies, an interplanetary cry for help goes out for a hero to fight off these ne'er do-wells. Reluctantly and accidentally answering the call: Kid Muscle, who must somehow find the courage to compete in a wrestling tournament like none before. In the other corner: hundreds of the most diverse and powerful super-wrestlers that the cosmos has to offer. Oh, yeah, the fate of the universe is at stake, of course! Only one outcome is for sure: ULTIMATE MUSCLE will turn up the action and the laughter.
FIGHTING FOODONS Animated Series - Saturdays at 11:30 AM
It's French fries vs. pizza! Spaghetti and meatballs vs. peanut butter and jelly! Pork fried rice vs. chicken chow mein! We're talking rude food with attitude! FIGHTING FOODONS is the wackiest comedy adventure ever. It all starts when the secret art of culinary combat is developed. Foods transform into monsters, and they do battle for more than just good Zagat ratings. But when the world's greatest chefs are kidnapped by the evil Don Cook, a young apprentice sets off to rescue his father by whipping up some kitchen creations of his own. A tasty action adventure with more than a dash of humor and suspense, FIGHTING FOODONS is the perfect recipe -- for fun and outrageousness! Kids will never look at food the same way again. And next time Mom says to finish your dinner, you'd better listen...before it finishes you!
STARGATE INFINITY Animated Series - Saturdays at 8:00 AM
Action meets education in an animated series based on MGM's successful sci-fi movie and television franchise "Stargate." A portal to the far reaches of the universe, Stargate is trespassed upon by Draga, a mysterious creature escaping a sinister alien race. Now, Stargate Command must get the beguiling Draga back to her home planet while evading capture by sinister alien soldiers, as well as bounty hunters from Earth.
FOX BOX - the best in action, adventure and comedy for kids nationwide.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: FUTURAMA is pre-empted on Sunday, Sept. 1)
Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing and product development, television, film, music and home video production and distribution, media buying and planning and website development. For further information, please visit the company's Web site at www.4kidsEnt.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Due to the fact that the Company faces competition from toy companies, motion picture studios and other licensing companies, and the uncertainty of public response to the Company's properties, actual results or outcomes may differ materially from any such forward looking statements.
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