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.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, part of DHX Media, has extended its footprint in Europe with the opening of offices in the Nordics and Central and Eastern Europe.
Disney XD has picked up the LEGO Group's "Star Wars: Droid Tales" TV series, a re-telling of the Star Wars saga through the eyes of characters C-3P0 and R2-D2.
All American Licensing & Management Group been appointed to develop a comprehensive licensing strategy for the Legendary Hatfield & McCoy Family brand.
Children around the world can now learn English with the help of Aardman Animations' character Timmy in the new "Learning Time with Timmy" app.
Cartoon Network and footwear brand Dr. Martens drew a crowd Saturday with a "bounce mob" in London to celebrate the new "Adventure Time" boot range.
Wedding Paper Divas has teamed with Hollywood wedding planner Mindy Weiss for a range of how-to content and stationery.
Triforce Luggage has teamed with neo-pop artist Francisco Ceron for a new line of contemporary, colorful luggage sets.
HanesBrands, owner of sportswear brands such as Hanes and Champion, has acquired the licensed collegiate apparel company Knights Apparel.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, has partnered with the Professional Education Institute to develop coaching and training programs.
Aurora World’s YooHoo & Friends brand will serve as the exclusive sponsor of the Children's Zoo at the Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Surry.
Licensing agency Brandgenuity has signed six new licensees for the History channel’s Dark Ages drama “Vikings.”
The owner of Albertson’s grocers has announced plans to buy competitor chain Safeway in a transaction valued at $9 billion.
A host of British celebrities took part in Simon and Schuster’s re-launch of the Miffy book brand.
Bif Bang Pow! and ZICA Toys have entered a creative partnership to produce a line of The Twilight Zone retro action figures.
Nickelodeon has unveiled its biggest content pipeline ever, with new series and content planned in every genre.
WWE and Mattel have launched a new multi-platform kids’ property, WWE Slam City, complete with an animated series and merchandise.
The Hub Network is planning a new animated series based on Hasbro’s Transformers brand.
SVP Worldwide has appointed Knockout Licensing to manage and expand its licensing program for the iconic sewing brand Singer.
Li & Fung Limited announced that it is considering spinning off its brands and licensing businesses into a standalone unit.
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