Nickelodeon Consumer Products has signed several publishing deals for animation properties across Europe, Latin America and Japan, as well as a Brazilian footwear deal.
In Iceland, Sogur will publish “Dora the Explorer” coloring and activity books, sticker books, story books, work books, “lift the flap” books and sound books for children two to six years old.
Germany’s Blue Ocean Entertainment began to publish a German-language South Park magazine, distributed across Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In the U.K., NCP has signed a deal with specialist publisher Pedigree for a “South Park” comic annual, which features two 64-page comics per release and will come out this fall.
Japanese publisher Takarajimasha is developing a mook magazine for the animated property “Usavich.” Takarajimasha has also published the first official SpongeBob SquarePants mook magazine in Japan.
The iCarly magazine is set to debut in Brazil, thanks to a multi-property deal with Panini. The magazine comes through its Brazilian division Panini Brazil, and includes story plots, games, photo stories, and guides on how to set up a website and start a blog.
In another Brazilian deal, Nickelodeon Consumer Products International and Globaal Shoes will produce a line of “SpongeBob SquarePants” sneakers that will hit stores this fall or winter.