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.
Saban Brands has appointed Corus Entertainment's Nelvana to represent the Power Rangers brand for licensing in France.
British soccer team Liverpool FC has appointed Fermata Partners to expand its brand in North America.
Mercis has appointed CPLG Nordic and CPLG Central and Eastern Europe to represent its brands, which include the classic Dick Bruna character Miffy.
Disney Junior has optioned the New York Times-bestselling kids' book series Fancy Nancy for a TV movie and series.
SmileyWorld has launched a host of new fashion collaborations featuring the iconic smiley face imagery with retail partners around the world.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises has partnered with actress Julie Andrews to develop a new preschool TV series based on her book series The Very Fairy Princess.
High IntenCity has renewed its license for ABC’s TV series "Once Upon a Time" for jewelry, hair and novelty accessories.
The Praim Group has released a limited edition chocolate bar featuring DreamWorks Animation's latest feature film, Home.
m4e AG has appointed the Paris-based licensing agency Planeta Junior to represent its TV series “Tip the Mouse” in France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
Brands with Influence is expanding the U.K. licensing program for "The Next Step" as the TV series enters its second season on CBBC.
The iconic elephant character Babar is taking part in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt this month in New York City.
KISS and Bare Tree Media have teamed to launch the “KISS Photo Bomb” app, which lets fans “KISSify” their photos and text messages.
Upper Deck and Pressman Film are joining forces to bring the cult franchise The Crow to fans in a new licensing program.
Costco is bringing a new category of products to its members–fine art.
Viacom International Media Networks Asia is planning the first Nickelodeon-branded attraction in Asia.
In celebration of the Gruffalo’s 15th anniversary, Magic Light Pictures has partnered with Forestry Commission England to launch themed forest trails in the U.K.
Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce is making its Irish debut at Smyths Toys Superstores this month in the third stop on the brand’s European retail tour.
A range of characters from Lawless Entertainment’s client brands will be participating in the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll this weekend
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, has appointed Stephen Gould as its new U.K. managing director.
Marvel and Feld Entertainment have unveiled a prequel comic book to set the stage for the upcoming "Marvel Universe Live!" arena show.
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