Friday, October 8, 2010
Nickelodeon Fires Dora
Nickelodeon has fired the 14 year old girl who is the voice of Dora on their popular chilren's cartoon series. The girl has countered with a lawsuit claiming she is owed millions for extra recording sessions and promotional work. She also wants part of the $11 billion dollars generated through merchandise sales. She reports she was paid $5,115 an episode and $40 an appearance when promoting the show. The network says her contract was negotiated for her when it was signed and her voice has changed as she aged. I don't blame her for wanting to get more, but c'mon $5,000 an episode for voice work. If that was me, I would gladly take that money, and move on to be the voice of something else with a better contract. Seems to me that work pays pretty well.