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.
Sony Music will co-host the Licensing Expo Opening Night Party and present popular girl group Fifth Harmony as the special guest performer.
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.
BBC has bought a second season of the Silvergate Media’s animated preschool series “Peter Rabbit.”
Disney Consumer Products has unveiled a wicked new collection of products based on the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film Maleficent.
Peanuts Worldwide has partnered with social game developer Beeline Interactive for the "Snoopy's Sugar Drop" app.
Mask-arade has unveiled a new line of WWE facemasks featuring well-known personalities of the professional wrestling league.
Italian lifestyle brand Lumberjack has appointed Turkish licensing agency Sinerji to represent its brand worldwide.
Nickelodeon has announced the nominees and categories for the inaugural Kids' Choice Sports awards show.
Scholastic Media’s TV series “Goosebumps” is now available on iTunes in Canada, the U.K. and Australia for the first time.
Brands with Influence has been appointed to create a licensing program for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Licensing agency The Brand Liaison has launched a new art licensing division in collaboration with Creatif Licensing.
Coty has tapped Li & Fung to distribute some of its power brands in China including adidas, Rimmel and Playboy.
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