TOKYOPOP Turns Fairly Oddparents Into Cine-Manga

TOKYOPOP Inc. and Nickelodeon have teamed up to bring Nicks series THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS into Cine-Manga. Composed of digital images directly from the animation, the full-color books will debut in March 2004.

TOKYOPOP's senior editor, Cine-Manga, Elizabeth Hurchalla, said, "We're delighted to bring the madcap hilarity of THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS to readers in the portable, full-color pages of Cine-Manga. Not only will kids of all ages find a cool new way to enjoy the show, but they'll be able to take the action with them wherever they go."

The show follows Timmy Turner, an average 10-year old kid whose fairy godparents get him into mishaps unimaginable. Other Nickelodeon properties that have gotten a Cine-Manga series include SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON.

TOKYOPOP Inc. is the leading North American publisher of manga, the fastest growing segment within the publishing industry. Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com for additional information.

Nickelodeon includes television programming and production in the U.S. 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 86 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for more than eight consecutive years. Nickelodeon is owed by Viacom International Inc. For more information, visit www.nick.com.

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