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Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTM and ChaoticTM Highlight Fan Expo Canada
TMNT 25th Anniversary Panel & Screening and Chaotic Gaming Tournaments Provide Exclusive Fan Opportunities
TORONTO, August 28, 2009 – 4Kids Entertainment, global licensing agent for Chaotic and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT), will be showcasing these two brands this weekend at Fan Expo Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from August 28-30. This three-day event promises to be bigger than ever as Fan Expo Canada celebrates its 15th Anniversary.
“The TMNT and Chaotic brands have evolved in no small part thanks tor their dedicated fans across Canada,” said Al Kahn, Chairman and CEO, 4Kids Entertainment. “We look forward to bringing them the new TMNT video games and feature film as well as the new Chaotic beverage, trading cards and TV series.”
Attendees can quench their thirst by heading over to the Chaotic booth (#546) to sample Chaotic’s new nutrient-infused beverages. There will also be exciting raffles held each day of the Expo, providing fans the chance to win Chaotic trading cards, t-shirts, card accessories, and copies of the Chaotic: Shadow Warriors video game from Activision. Raffles will be held on Friday, August 28 at 6 PM and 8 PM, Saturday, August 29 at 12 PM, 3 PM and 6 PM and Sunday, August 30 at 1 PM and 3 PM.
In addition, fans should be ready to get their “game on” at the following tournaments in the Gaming Area in room #808.
iPod Touch Challenge: Friday, August 28 at 4 PM, Saturday, August 29 at 3 PM and Sunday, August 30 at 12 PM
â€¢ Play for a chance to win an iPod Touch 8GB in these Sealed Deck Tournaments (Twenty dollar entrance fee)
Playmat Challenge: Daily, check times in the Gaming Area
â€¢ Win three matches to win a custom Chaotic Playmat in these 8-person Single Elimination Tournaments (Ten dollar entrance fee)
Championship Challenge: Saturday, August 29 at 10 AM
â€¢ Compete for a laptop and an invite to the 2009 World Championship (Twenty-dollar entrance fee)
Youth Challenge: Sunday, August 30 at 12 PM
â€¢ Players 13 years old and younger can compete for booster packs and a custom Chaotic playmat (Twenty dollar entrance fee)
For Turtle enthusiasts, a special TMNT panel will be held on Sunday, August 30 from 2- 4 PM in the Convention Centre in room #717. The diverse panelists, who will discuss the long history of the brand and the Turtles’ popularity over the past 25 years, include:
â€¢ Gary Richardson (moderator), CEO of Mirage Studios (owners of the TMNT property)
â€¢ Lloyd Goldfine, supervising producer, 4Kids Productions
â€¢ Randall Lobb, producer of the TMNT documentary
â€¢ Mike Dooney, TMNT artist
â€¢ Eric Talbot, TMNT artist
â€¢ Steve Lavigne, TMNT artist
Fans will also get a sneak peek of the “Turtles Forever” animation special and never-before-seen footage of the upcoming TMNT documentary. In addition to the Chaotic booth, attendees should head to Mirage Studios booth (#543) for TMNT giveaways, autographs and much more. Chaotic is a revolutionary trading card game which integrates a collectible in-person card game with an online multi-player experience.
Each Chaotic trading card is printed with a unique alphanumeric code that enables players to upload their personal card collection onto www.chaoticgame.com. Chaotic connects traditional trading card elements with state-of-the-art technology to create an interactive gaming experience like no other.
Complementing the Chaotic Trading Card Game is the Chaotic animated TV series, whose second season, entitled “Chaotic M’arrillian Invasion,” currently airs in Canada on TELETOON and in the U.S. on Cartoon Network, Disney XD and on TheCW4Kids, the five-hour Saturday morning children’s programming block on The CW Television Network.
Visit www.tmnt25.com and www.chaoticgame.com for additional updates.
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, operates Web sites to support 4Kids’ owned or represented properties, and produces and markets collectible trading card games. Additionally, the company programs and sells the national advertising time in TheCW4Kids five-hour Saturday morning block 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.
About Mirage Studios
Mirage Studios, Inc. is part of the Mirage Group, a group of companies located in Northampton, Massachusetts that owns, manages, nurtures and protects the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property.