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.
Marvel Entertainment has partnered with Five Four for a series of menswear capsule collections inspired by the studio’s catalog of superheroes.
The stars of the HGTV series "Property Brothers," twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, are heading to QVC with a new line of backyard décor.
The Walt Disney Company and Swarovski have launched "Cinderella: The Exhibition" in London, showcasing costumes and props from the new movie, Cinderella.
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has paired with the Geneva Watch Group for a new line of smartwatches that will hit stores in April.
McDonald's is promoting Zodiak Kids’ children’s series “LoliRock” in France this month with a new Happy Meal offering.
Perry Ellis International has sold the C&C California brand to ACH C&C, a newly created venture organized by members of ACI Licensing.
The Trump Organization has launched a new fragrance collection for men exclusively at Macy's in the U.S., in partnership with licensee Parlux Fragrances.
East London cycling shop Brick Lane Bikes has teamed with Italian cycling apparel brand Pella Sportswear for a co-branded clothing range.
Artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa has crafted a new line to celebrate the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's 75th anniversary.
Elmer's Products has teamed with the non-stick coating brand LiquiGlide to develop a range of new adhesive products.
American Greetings Properties and Exim Licensing have secured three new partnerships that expand the Care Bears brand presence in Argentina.
Viz Media Europe has signed on to distribute the Japanese anime series "Kuroko's Basket," which follows two rookie high school basketball players.
Disney has unveiled new details of the Shanghai Disney Resort including a Toy Story-themed hotel, Magic Kingdom-style theme park and Disneytown shopping district.
Licensing agency The Wildflower Group has signed two new partners to bring the Bombay lifestyle brand to furniture and home fragrance products.
My Life Games has launched customizable Monopoly and Scrabble games, under license from Hasbro, exclusively on CafePress.com.
The American Girl doll brand has partnered with select Marriott hotels across the U.S. to offer a branded getaway package for young guests.
Munich-based agency Team! Licensing has hired Sibylle Brauneis as its new director of sales and retail.
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.
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