Many people imagine the Japanese to be quiet, unassuming, and earnest, hardly words to describe the life of the party. Those assumed traits are accurate often enough, but not in the case of Japan’s rich comic tradition. Largely unknown to the rest of the world, Japanese TV is full of goofball comedians who ham it […]
Nickelodeon has partnered with Chevrolet in a multi-million dollar advertising and promotional multiplatform deal, the companies jointly announced today. The advertising buy will be divided between several Nick platforms including Nickelodeon Television — specifically the Nick Jr. block — Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Magazines, and Nickjr.com. The deal includes dedicated 30-second spots on Nick Jr. […]
In 1995 the world lay at Disney’s feet. The studio had amazed worldwide audiences with four critically acclaimed blockbusters in a row, and with no significant competition they were free to pursue any project they pleased. And so Disney surprised pundits by doing what they had never done before, a historical romance. Pocahontas featured no […]
Major media conglomerates are reporting stronger financial performance in the first quarter of 2005. Time Warner, parent company of Warner Bros. Pictures and Cartoon Network, had operating income of $1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2005, up from $1.6 billion in the same quarter a year ago, the company said yesterday. Revenues rose 3% […]
The third volume of the Peanuts comic strips collection released by Fantagraphics is now available for ordering. Highlights of this volume include many strips that have never been reprinted since their original publishing during the 1955-1956 period, as well as an introduction by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. More details and ordering info at the Official […]
The first-ever Nickelodeon-branded resort will open in Orlando on Memorial Day Weekend, Holiday Inn said today. The $110 million facility will feature two- and three-bedroom KidSuites units decorated with themes and characters from such Nickelodeon shows as SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents, Jimmy Neutron, and Danny Phantom. The resort entertainment area will also include […]
An upcoming study from License Magazine notes that Marvel Entertainment and Nickelodeon were two of the top licensors in 2004, based on the strength of such properties as Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Marvel’s licensing brought in $4 billion in retail sales, while Nickelodeon licenses brought in $4.75 billion.