The Summit Media Group

The Summit Media Group Inc was an American New York based subsidiary of 4Kids Entertainment, and formerly of Leisure Concepts. This subsidiary served print and broadcast media–planning and buying services for clients in the children's toy and game business. Summit was also a television syndication company which distributed a number of children's TV shows for syndication.[2]

The Summit Media Group Inc
Founded1992 (1992)
Defunct2006 (2006)
Key people
Lee Ravdin (CEO)
Parent4Kids Entertainment
Footnotes / references


Along with 4Kids Productions, the Summit Media Group was established by Leisure Concepts in 1992,[1] and later became a subsidiary of the later renamed 4Kids Entertainment in 1995.[3]

On June 24, 2006, 4Kids Entertainment announced that it would be closing the Summit Media Group after 14 years of existence.[4]

Executive management

Chief Executive Officers

  • Sheldon Hirsch (November 1992–February 16, 2006)[3]
  • Lee Ravdin (February 16, 2006–June 24, 2006)[5][6]

Shows produced and distributed by The Summit Media Group

Since its founding in 1992 Summit distributed the following TV shows for syndication:

The company also syndicated three specials

  • Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol[3]
  • Cinderella on Ice[3]
  • Cabbage Patch Kids Presents “Vernon’s Christmas[12]

Clients of Summit Media


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  2. "History of 4Kids Entertainment Inc.– FundingUniverse". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  3. "10-K". "Edgar Online". January 4, 1996. p. 4,6,16. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  4. "4Kids Descends from Summit". Anime News Network. June 24, 2006. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  5. Baisley, Sarah (2006-02-16). "4Kids' Summit Media Group Names Lee Ravdin President". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  6. "4Kids Entertainment Subsidiary The Summit Media Group Names Lee Radvin President" (PDF). 2006-02-13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-03-02. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  7. Freeman, Mike (1994-02-07). "Natpe is sales-friendly for action, kids shows. (National Association of Television Program Executives January 1994 trade show; syndicated television programs)". Broadcasting & Cable. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2019 via HighBeam.
  8. Freeman, Mike (1993-12-20). "Summit puts kick into first run: plans martial arts version of World Wrestling Federation, among other new entries. (Summit Media Group)". Broadcasting & Cable. Archived from the original on October 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-15 via HighBeam.
  9. "10-K". "Edgar Online". March 31, 1998. p. 5. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  10. Busby, Keith (2001). Arthurian Literature XVIII. Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer. p. 250. ISBN 0585443599. OCLC 52238442.
  11. "10-K". "Yahoo". March 31, 1999. p. 6. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  12. "Summit Media Launches Cabbage Patch Kids Holiday Special Into National Syndication" (PDF). November 4, 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 3, 2003. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  13. "2000 Annual Report" (PDF). March 27, 2001. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2005. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
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