4Kids Home Video Debuts Sonic X Volume 9: Into the Darkness on DVD

Jan 20th 2006


NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 20, 2006) – 4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., the home video unit of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release the much anticipated Sonic X Into the Darkness on DVD on February 7, 2006.

When the orbiting Egg Moon blocks out the sun, Team Sonic's New Year celebration is thrown in darkness. Using his giant mirror towers, a presumably sincere Eggman quickly restores the light and becomes the town hero.

Yet Sonic, suspecting another Eggman trick, topples the towers and becomes public enemy #1. Are Sonic's doubts justified, or has Eggman finally changed his ways?

Get set for defective detectives, gadgets gone wild, broken dates, prison breaks and great escapes in Sonic X Volume 9: Into the Darkness!

The events of the six action packed episodes follow:

Defective Detectives – Vector, Espio, and Charmy, three creatures from Sonic's world, crash into the Earth! Coincidentally, the three run a detective company and were hired to solve Cream's disappearance long ago. At first suspicious that Sonic may be responsible for her disappearance, the three soon discover a misunderstanding and Cream is happily reunited with her mother. In the meantime, Eggman cuts a deal with the President and rebuilds the moon.

Sunblock Solution – When a malfunctioning Egg Moon causes an unexpected eclipse of the sun, Sonic and co.'s New Year celebration is overshadowed! In an attempt to save the day, Eggman illuminates the town with giant Mirror Towers that power his specially designed Sunshine Balls. While the town praises Eggman as a hero, Sonic is skeptical and, to everyone else's shock, begins knocking down the Mirror Towers.

Eggman for President –When the town starts getting gout of control and angry with Sonic for destroying the towers, he must reveal the truth. Eggman intentionally caused the Egg Moon to block the sunlight so that he could brainwash the town with his Sunshine Balls! Knuckles then kicks the Egg Moon out of the way so that town may have sunlight once again.

A Date to Forget – When Sonic forgets about the race he planned with the S-Team Leader and his date with Amy, Amy is furious! Amy goes on a date with the S-Team leader to look for Sonic, but the two must first stop a jail-break attempt by Eggman. Later, Amy finally comes to understand Sonic's need for speed.

Mean Machines – The city is overrun by maniacal household appliances when Eggman creates appliance-controlling chips. Just when all hope is about to be lost, Sonic and Co. discover that the appliances' weakness is water and are able to save the city.

Sewer Search – When the search for Eggman begins, Chris and Co. chase Eggman through the sewers but are captured by the mustached fiend in the end. Finally Sonic comes to the rescue and, with Emeril's help, fights his way out of Eggman's underground lair.

TITLE: Sonic X Volume 9: Into the Darkness
Episode 139: Defective Detectives
Episode 140: Sunblock Solution
Episode 141: Eggman for President
Episode 142: A Date to Forget
Episode 143: Mean Machines
Episode 144: Sewer Search

RUNNING TIME: 130 Minutes
SRP: $14.98

About 4Kids Entertainment

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; television, film, music and home video production and distribution; media planning and buying; product development; and Web site development. For further information, please visit the Company's Web sites at www.4KidsEntertainment.com and www.4Kids.TV.

About FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), is a brand management company and one of the nation's leading independent home video entertainment companies. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights with its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For images, or more information on FUNimation or any of its properties, contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627, ext. 251 or [email protected]

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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