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.
Bulldog Licensing is looking to bring the iconic football publishing brand Shoot to the toy sector.
Endemol has acquired the international drama production company Artists Studio, which produces “The Fall.”
Gruppo Cartorama is the latest licensee to join the growing roster of partners for Takkoda’s Pets Rock brand.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has secured several broadcast deals for its latest original comedy series, “Endangered Species” (52 x 11).
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s animated series “Ella the Elephant” and “Grojband” will premiere in the U.K. this month.
Consumers will welcome the Easter Bunny with open arms this year with total spending on the holiday expected to reach $15.9 billion.
The Topps Company has launched a series of collectible Major League Baseball box sets based on content in its archives.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are getting ready for Easter with holiday-inspired items featuring Scooby-Doo, Superman and Batman.
Jakks Pacific is planning to add a line of toys to its current range of role-play items featuring existing and upcoming Marvel characters and properties.
Studio 100 will raise the curtain on its new musical production of the turbulent background of World War One Sunday in Belgium.
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