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The Complete Peanuts 1955-1956 Now Available

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 […]

Florida Man Wins Pokemon Contest

Chris Darling of Orlando, Florida, has won the title of Pokemon Emerald Ultimate Frontier Battle Brain, Nintendo said today. Darling defeated twelve other finalists to win a trip for two to the new Pokemon The Park 2005 in Nagoya, Japan. [Source: Business Wire]

SpongeBob Starts Fourth Season This Friday

After many months of reruns, Nickelodeon’s cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants returns with new episodes starting May 6 at 8:00pm (ET). This new season will consist of 20 half-hour episodes, as reported by Yahoo! News.

Holiday Inn Opening Nick-Themed Hotel

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 […]

Marvel and Nickelodeon/Viacom Among Top Licensors in 2004

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.

$90,000 "Peanuts" Comic Strip Flushed by Naked Woman

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 […]

Namco Lands "Peanuts" Video Game License

Namco has been awarded the rights to create and publish video games based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. Namco will have the license until 2009, and plans to publish Peanuts games for all current and upcoming game platforms.

A SakuraCon Chat with Travis Willingham

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 […]

2005 Eisner Award Nominees Announced

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 […]

Govt Issues Recall of Nick-, Disney-Themed Fishing Poles

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 […]

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