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.
A news report from Springfield, OR, reveals that a naked woman tore up an original Peanuts comic strip and flushed it down her toilet. The strip was owned by her neighbor, who believed it to be worth as much as $90,000. No motive was discerned by the police, and the strip was not recovered. (Via […]
At SakuraCon, a set of press-only panels was held with the special guests in attendance at the convention. They were fairly loosely moderated and organized, and very off the cuff. One of these panels was held with Travis Willingham, the dub VA for Roy Mustang from FullMetal Alchemist. Reporter 1: As I am sure you […]
The nominees for the 2005 Eisner Awards have been announced. Writer Brian K. Vaughan leads the list with seven nominations for his work on Ex Machina (DC/Wildstorm), Y the Last Man (DC/Vertigo), and Runaways (Marvel). Other notable nominees include Joss Whedon and John Cassaday for Astonishing X-Men, Darwyn Cooke for DC: The New Frontier, and […]
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is ordering a recall of a line of fishing poles bearing cartoon character images. The “Zebco” and “Floating Catch ‘Em Kit” poles, which feature pictures of SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Dora the Explorer, Tigger and Rocket Power, are being recalled because their paint contains lead. [Source: PR […]
Michael Bay will direct the Transformers live-action feature, MTV reports. The film, from DreamWorks, is slated for a November 2006 release. Separately, MTV says that Tim Hill will direct Garfield 2 for Twentieth Century Fox. Hill’s previous work includes Muppets from Space, and he has written for SpongeBob SquarePants.