Tokyopop and Disney expand on Cinemanga Success

Apr 6th 2004
TOKYOPOP INC. AND DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE EXPAND CINE-MANGA(tm) SUCCESS WITH PLANNED LINEUP OF MORE THAN 24 SMASH HITS

Featured Titles Include Lilo & Stitch, That's So Raven, Princess
Diaries 2, The Incredibles and The Lizzie McGuire Movie

LOS ANGELES (April 6, 2004)--TokyoPop Inc. and Disney Publishing
Worldwide are bringing a number of popular Disney films and television series
to life for readers with a new line of Cine-Manga(tm) books. The first
new Disney Cine-Manga title, Lilo & Stitch, is set to debut in stores
this April, with versions of That's So Raven, Princess Diaries 2, The
Incredibles and The Lizzie McGuire Movie set to roll out in 2004. In
total, there will be more than 24 Disney Cine-Manga projects slated for
release over the next three years.

TOKYOPOP's Cine-Manga imprint of full-color books incorporates images
directly from feature films and television series, capturing the
onscreen action, drama and comedy in a lively, animated print format. TOKYOPOP
currently publishes Cine-Manga based on the Disney/Pixar mega-hit
Finding Nemo and wildly successful TV shows Kim Possible and Lizzie McGuire.
These books have proven so popular that over 670,000 units were sold in
2003 alone, and mass retailers including Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy
have taken in the line. TOKYOPOP's Cine-Manga are also frequent members
of Nielsen BookScan's Children's Overall Paperback Bestseller lists.

"Disney's fantastic ensemble of blockbuster TV shows and feature films
is a natural fit for TOKYOPOP's thriving Cine-Manga format," said
TOKYOPOP's Senior Editor of Cine-Manga, Elizabeth Hurchalla. "We look
forward to working with Disney Publishing Worldwide to further develop this
exciting lineup for kids of all ages."

"We are pleased that children are embracing fresh new print formats
such as Cine-Manga", said Margie Chan, Director, English Language Learning
at Disney Publishing Worldwide. "Through this new format, TOKYOPOP has
managed to capture the interest of young readers."


About TokyoPop Inc.
TokyoPop Inc. is the leading North American publisher of manga, the
fastest growing segment within the publishing industry. With exclusive
rights to hundreds of licensed and original book, video and music
properties, the company has rapidly become a media convergence leader. TOKYOPOP
has millions of books in print and publishes many hit manga series,
including Love Hina, Chobits, Rave Master, Initial D, GTO, Battle Royale
and Cowboy Bebop. The company pioneered Cine-Manga(tm), releasing such
titles as Finding Nemo, SpongeBob SquarePants, Lizzie McGuire and
Transformers: Armada. TOKYOPOP television properties include Rave Master, GTO
and Reign: The Conqueror. The company has also expanded its presence as
a licensor, representing merchandising rights for Rave Master, Initial
D, Stray Sheep and others. Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com for additional
information. TOKYOPOP® is a registered trademark of TokyoPop Inc.

About Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the largest children's publisher
in the world, with 274 children's magazines and 120 million children's
books sold each year. DPW publishes books, magazines and continuity
programs in 55 languages in 75 countries, reaching more than 100 million
readers each month. As a leading creator of print content that engages
the imagination, Disney Publishing consistently delivers on a promise of
innovation, reliability and quality. Global headquarters are in New
York City.

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