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.
Lionsgate has partnered with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring a studio-themed zone to the Motiongate Dubai theme park, which will open in October 2016.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a multi-category clothing deal for the Amy Coe baby and kids' brand that broadens the retail reach of the brand.
Stan Lee has partnered with Carnival Films, the production company behind "Downton Abbey," to create a mystery crime drama for the U.K.'s Sky 1 network.
Endemol Shine Group has teamed with digital celebrity and entrepreneur Michelle Phan to create the new multi-platform digital network, Icon.
Nike has extended its license agreement with Perry Ellis International for men's, women's and children's swimwear and accessories in North America.
Mattel has unveiled new publishing plans at the Bologna Children's Book Fair including a renewed focus on Barbie story-telling and digital publishing.
Internet star Grumpy Cat has joined forces with a number of new licensees for a comic book series, a new app and more.
San-X is taking the Asian character Rilakkuma global with new international licensing agents and licensees.
The Norwegian Star cruise ship has been re-launched with a range of new dining and entertainment venues including the Jimmy Buffet-themed Five o'Clock Somewhere Bar.
The Winterthur Museum has tapped Art Needlepoint for a range of needlepoint designs inspired by the museums' drawings, prints and floor coverings.
For the second year in a row, Dunkin’ Donuts has brewed up a series of new coffee flavors inspired by Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
Perfetti Van Melle’s lollipop brand Chupa Chups has inked a new deal with Dohe for a stationery collection in Spain.
Décor and novelty manufacturer Fathead has launched its latest Big Head cut out mask featuring financial guru Warren Buffett.
Marvel can add another blockbuster to its belt–Captain America: The Winter Soldier brought in $96.2 million in its first weekend in the U.S.
Bulldog Licensing has signed another new Garfield licensee in the U.K.–Sambro will create a line of bags featuring the character.
Executives from DreamWorks, Beanstalk and Valiant Entertainment are among the experts that will be presenting at this year’s Licensing University.
Licensed graphics company Fathead has launched a new premium home décor customization service called Total Coverage.
NFL Players Inc., the marketing and licensing arm of the NFL Players Association, has launched Activate, an online micro-endorsement marketplace.
Women’s lifestyle brand Real Simple has teamed with online fashion brand Cuyana to create a line of apparel and accessories.
A range of characters from children’s entertainment will be dropping by the White House in Washington, D.C., this week for the annual Easter Egg Roll.
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