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.
Brandgenuity has tapped ADCO Products to develop licensed RV covers featuring the recreational vehicle brand Winnebago.
The Kathy Davis art brand is set to introduce four new product lines in the home category and has promoted Sarah Van Aken as vice president of marketing.
Mask-arade has released a new line of Arsenal Football Club facemasks featuring six top players from the team.
Turner Broadcasting has picked up DHX Media's new CG reboot of the classic kids' cartoon "Inspector Gadget" across EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Angry Birds celebrated its fifth “BirdDay” Thursday with a number of events in its home market of Finland and the launch of a new "Angry Birds" app episode.
Sesame Workshop has signed a deal with Jumbo Games to produce children’s puzzles and games for its new preschool series “The Furchester Hotel.”
Footwear retailer DSW has partnered with the Broadway's musical "Kinky Boots" to launch an exclusive capsule collection at a store in New York City.
The Light Fund, the U.K.'s charitable body for the licensing industry, has named 16 beneficiaries for the more than £90,000 it raised in 2014.
Endemol North America has teamed with Vavi Sport & Social to launch the “WipeoutRun” event, a game show-inspired obstacle course, in the U.S. and Canada.
Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products has teamed with Entertainment Retail Enterprises to create Nickelodeon stores in a variety of international destinations.
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