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.
Moose Toys has added 16 new licensees for its Shopkins brand in the U.S. and Canada, in a series of deals brokered by The Licensing Shop.
Fashion designer Lela Rose will celebrate the launch of her new collaboration with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant in an event Thursday in Dallas, Texas.
Brandgenuity has appointed independent licensing company Rocket as the pan-European agent for Gas Monkey Garage brand.
Knockout Licensing adds two new licensees to the "Downton Abbey" program for a collection of yarns and pajamas.
Hoho Rights has signed Zippy to create baby and toddler clothing featuring its preschool series "CloudBabies" in the U.K.
Mega Brands America has launched a puzzle line featuring vintage artwork from the Smithsonian Libraries’ seed catalog collection.
Painting Lulu has signed its first licensing agreement with Mattel, to bring the Barbie and Hot Wheels brands to the digital coloring platform.
Aadarsh, owner of Purple Turtle brand, took home the Licensor of the Year award in the publishing category at the Indian eRetail Congress.
Authentic Brands Group has appointed Javier Brandwain to the new role of managing director of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Bulldog Licensing has hired Helena Mansell-Stopher as retail licensing director.
Style Me Up! will release its new brand of activity sets for tweens, Charmazing, exclusively at Toys 'R' Us in the U.S. Oct. 15.
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center has teamed with The Hain Celestial Group for a marketing campaign in the U.K. featuring Hain’s Ella’s Kitchen.
A new range of University of Oxford-inspired menswear will launch in M&S this week under the Blue Harbour brand.
Tiger Aspect has appointed two new licensing agents in preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Bean brand and the launch of a new animated series.
Zodiak Kids will debut Marathon Media’s brand-new production “Get Blake!,” a new cartoon-style comedy developed in partnership with Nickelodeon and Gulli.
Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks stands atop the NFL Players Inc. Top 50 Player sales list for the second fiscal quarter.
Brand owners, game developers, entertainment and media executives, producers and licensing professionals are gearing up for the Digital Kids Summit.
River of Goods is planning a lighting collection inspired by the hit TV series "Downton Abbey," in a deal brokered by Knockout Licensing.
This holiday season, Hallmark Gold Crown stores will celebrate the generous spirit of Rudolph and give back through a partnership with Toys for Tots.
Sesame Workshop and ToyTalk have signed a two-year research partnership agreement to explore ways to advance literacy learning among preschool-aged children.
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