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.
The WWE has partnered with Toy State to bring the professional wrestling brand to the remote-controlled vehicle category in North America.
Energizer Personal Care has signed four new licensees to bring the Hawaiian Tropic sun care brand to swimwear, footwear, cosmetics and beach accessories.
Sunrise Brands has sold its North American license for the Superdry retail brand to Superdry’s parent company, SuperGroup.
Santoro has signed a roster of new deals for its art and design brands including Gorjuss, Willow and Mirabelle.
Mask-arade has launched a new range of Star Wars masks in partnership with the brand's licensee, Rubie's Masquerade.
The Jim Henson Company has teamed with the animation house Cyber Group Studios to co-finance and co-produce two new children’s series.
Novel Entertainment has teamed with P2 Entertainment to launch a new game app based on the CITV series "Horrid Henry."
Outerwear brand Hawke & Co. has signed its first licensee, Core Classics, for a men's footwear collection that will launch this fall.
H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group have agreed to merge, forming the third largest food and beverage company in North Americ.
Temple Street Productions has teamed with retailer Hot Topic for a fashion collection inspired by its conspiracy thriller “Orphan Black.”
Big Tent Entertainment has teamed up with NFL Players Inc. to bring together Domo and National Football League players on a series of co-branded products.
Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. debuted a new limited-edition watch with its Brand Ambassador, two-time grand slam tennis champion Victoria Azarenka.
Rovio will preview its upcoming “Angry Birds Stella” mobile game exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3.
SEGA has unveiled a star-studded lineup for the Sonic Boom fan event, which will be held in New York City Oct. 4.
Genius Brands International has tapped Small Screen Distribution to exclusively represent the company’s content for distribution throughout Asia.
Rovio Entertainment has released the first “Angry Birds Stella” game in the new Angry Birds series.
Poeticgem is developing a range of products based on the iconic British motorcycle brand BSA.
Fitness company Zumba and GoNoodle, a provider of online physical activity breaks, have teamed up for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
Scripps Networks Interactive has announced plans to launch U.S. home lifestyle channel HGTV in Singapore.
Iron Gut Publishing, which recently released a line of limited edition collectible artwork for the iconic French teething toy, Sophie la girafe, has expanded the line's distribution.
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