Tokyopop and Nickelodeon Promise to Delight Kids of All Ages


Books to Include All Grown Up (Rugrats), The Amanda Show and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

LOS ANGELES (October 28, 2004)--Warning: squeals of delight are imminent! That's the message TOKYOPOP has for those who get their kid gloves on the company's newest Cine-Manga trifecta--three wildly fun titles based on Nickelodeon's All Grown Up (Rugrats), The Amanda Show and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. The leading manga publisher outside of Japan has teamed with the number one entertainment brand for kids, to deliver the new titles just in time for spring. Each book will capture the onscreen fun and excitement in an innovative, full-color manga format for readers.

All Grown Up (Rugrats) (Rating: All Ages, Street: 5/10/05) Middle school mishaps were never this much fun! Your favorite babies have traded in their bottles for braces and their diapers for detention! The Rugrats are all grown up and facing a whole slew of new adventures.

The Amanda Show (Rating: All Ages, Street: 5/10/05)
Meet a pre-teen variety show queen! Sketch-comedy entertainment with a very twisted sense of humor, starring Nick's princess of comedy, Amanda Bynes.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Rating: All Ages, Street: 4/12/05) Bigger, more absorbent and on the big screen! There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown and it looks like Mr. Krabs is the culprit.

All three Cine-Manga titles carry a suggested retail price of $7.99 per volume.

TOKYOPOP® is an innovative youth-oriented entertainment company that creates, licenses and publishes hundreds of book, DVD and music properties. With millions of books in print, including the hit series Fruits Basket, Princess Ai, DNAngel, Tokyo Tribes, Love Hina and Chobits, TOKYOPOP also discovers and promotes new artists and writers, creating original manga such as Warcraft, ShutterBox and @Large. Pioneers of the Cine-Manga® book format, TOKYOPOP's best-selling releases feature Finding Nemo, Shrek 2, Lizzie McGuire, SpongeBob SquarePants, Greatest Stars of the NBA and Linkin Park's Breaking the Habit. Its television properties include Rave Master, Initial D, GTO and Reign: The Conqueror, with consumer products programs tied into Rave Master, Initial D, Stray Sheep and Princess Ai. Visit for additional information.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 24th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 84 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic-cable network for more than seven consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

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