License org hails Spidey

'Spider-Man,' 'Dora' big winners at kudofest

NEW YORK — “Spider-Man 2” and “Dora the Explorer” were among the big winners at the annual Intl. Licensing Excellence Awards held Wednesday night at the Grand Hyatt in Gotham.

Spidey nabbed three prizes from the Licensing Industry Merchandisers Assn., including overall license of 2004 and best promotion. Disguise nabbed the kudos for film and TV brand licensee, soft goods, for its Spider-Man products.

“Dora the Explorer” won film and television brand license of the year, and Fisher Price took home film and TV brand licensee, hard goods, for “Dora” wares.

Target earned retailer of the year for work with “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

Care Bears and Jeep were among the night’s other winners.

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