2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
Santoro has signed a host of new licensees and launched several new lines for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe.
Retro Apparel launched its first line of It's A Good Sign apparel at the MAGIC Marketweek trade show last month in Las Vegas, Nev.
Maya Studio has appointed the IP management company Consumer Product Connection to develop a licensing program for its brands in Europe and the East.
Crayola has teamed with Bloomingdale’s for the new I Am Color campaign that includes fashion collaborations, window displays and in-store events.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has collaborated with The Art of the Brick to create an art exhibition featuring sculptures of DC Comics characters made out of LEGOs.
Spanish design brand Dream Big has signed three new in Europe and Mexico.
Home décor company Primitives by Kathy has launched a new line of baby frames and box signs featuring the designs of Caleb Gray Studio.
Smiley has announced a new collaboration with French fashion designer Martine Sitbon and the global release of its sticker book line from Editis.
Portico is working with the design brand Lily & Val to develop a range of homewares in the U.K. featuring the brand's chalkboard art.
Kid Made Modern has tapped JLKBrand as the exclusive licensing agent for its children’s do-it-yourself brand.
Ultimate Ears has unveiled the latest artist partnership for its line of UE Booms speakers–street artist Kenny Scharf.
Walls 360 is featuring the work of artist Caleb Gray in a new line of removable wall decals for kids.
SmileyWorld has partnered with Deutsche Post DHL for branded Packset packing boxes featuring the smiley face embedded into the German flag.
MGL Licensing has partnered with Libesa in Chile for a new line of stationery products featuring Tantan & Momo.
iDoo-B-Doo, a new brand concept for girls aged 3 to 7, is now a regular feature in the British regional publication The Village Directory.
CBBC has commissioned Dot To Dot Productions to produce “Art Ninja,” a new series hosted by animator Ricky Martin that will premiere this fall.
Clothing line Her Universe, along with retailer Hot Topic and media company Nerdist Industries, will hold their debut fashion show at Comic-Con Thursday.
Virgin Galactic will work with global book publisher DK to create seven exclusive titles over the next two years.
Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. debuted a new limited-edition watch with its Brand Ambassador, two-time grand slam tennis champion Victoria Azarenka.
Hasbro and Bazooka Candy Brands have joined forces for a cross-promotion launching this month.
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