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 roster of new deals for its art and design brands including Gorjuss, Willow and Mirabelle.
Sculptures of Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep will be dotting iconic sites across London this spring as part of a Shaun in the City arts trail.
Bulldog Licensing's sub-agents have signed a gaggle of new deals for the design brand It’s a Wild Life, which combines wildlife imagery with human characteristics.
Colombian illustrator Catalina Estrada has partnered with Baltic Linen Company to develop a licensed line of bed, bath and beach products.
MGL Licensing has signed on represent Art Marketing's portfolio of art brands and finalized new deals for Tan-Tan and Dan Fenelon.
Encyclopaedia Britannica has partnered with Great Big Canvas to bring its collection of images to wall art and canvas prints.
Victory Tailgate is planning a line of canvas wall art for more than 600 U.S. schools.
Loudmouth has teamed with One Up Bands to create a line of headbands featuring the apparel brand's infamously wild patterns.
SmileyWorld has paired with the French snack brand Brossard for a retail promotion.
Sevenarts New York, owners of the copyright and trademark of the “Father of Art Deco” Erté (Romain de Tirtoff), have granted access to Chicago, Ill.-based Airlift Ideas to several hundred designs for use in a global licensing program.
Daredevil Development, Over the Moon Design JELC, thave launched the first-ever My Cat Pip game app.
Crayola has teamed with game publisher Legacy Games to develop a series of apps designed to engage children in the creative process.
Lifestyle brand Old Guys Rule has teamed up with Tervis for a line of insulated drinkware.
SmileyWorld has signed two new deals that will bring the brand to prepaid debit cards and the latest installment of Ubisoft’s “Just Dance” video game franchise.
DRi Licensing has signed on to represent U.K. artist Doug Hyde.
The LEGO Systems booth at Comic-Con will feature life-sized LEGO models, sneak peeks of 2015 building sets, photo opps and content demos.
Designer brand Versace 19.69 Italia has signed with Those Licensing People as its exclusive licensing agent in the U.K.
JELC was appointed to expand and manage an international licensing program for the U.K.-based greeting card and gift line The Wisdom of Kids.
Rights management company Paidas Management has been named as the global licensing agent for record cover artist Ioannis.
DHX Media has appointed Character Options as the global master toy partner for the new version of the TV series “Teletubbies.”
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