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.
RRKidz, the company that re-launched "Reading Rainbow" in 2011, has appointed Brand Central to develop its consumer products program.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA and Sanrio have launched two new product collections for their DC Comics X Hello Kitty collaboration.
Playboy Enterprises is expanding its presence in China through a new 10-year licensing partnership with Handong United.
The Peppa Pig live show, which has sold more than 650,000 tickets in the U.K., is headed to the U.S.
Cartamundi is planning for a cold summer with the launch of a three-in-one pack of card games inspired by Disney’s Frozen.
Panini will create a sticker album for the upcoming FIFA Women World Cup, which will take place from June 6 to July 5 in six cities across Canada.
Backyard Sports brand is celebrating the success of NBA MVP Stephen Curry with a super-powered Stephan Curry character in its mobile game.
Tattiemoon, creators of the CBeebies series "Woolly and Tig," has inked two new publishing deals for the brand.
Vita Coco has teamed with swimwear brand L*Space by Monica Wise to create a limited edition bikini inspired by the coconut water brand.
Licensing agency LMCA has added two new members to the team of its consulting subsidiary ProdigyWorks.
Konami Digital Entertainment has launched "Swords & Poker Adventure," a mobile game for iOS devices based on "Sword & Poker" app series.
Fashion and brand licensing veteran Terry Hauss, chief executive officer of apparel firm Von Dutch, passed away on July 17.
Fam Brands' apparel brand Marika has released Marika Curves, a line of plus-size activewear.
Sequential Brands Group has announced several initiatives for a global re-launch of the company’s recently acquired brand the Franklin Mint.
Musical instrument manufacturer Peavey Electronics will unveil a new line of Star Wars guitars and accessories this week at San Diego Comic-Con.
TV Tokyo has announced a licensing agreement, giving Chinese game platform Shenzhen iDreamSky Technology permission to create mobile games for China and other Asian territories.
JAKKS Pacific and Disguise, its Halloween costume division, expanded agreements for multiple top entertainment properties to produce costumes and accessories for the 2014 Halloween season.
Tommy Hilfiger Group and Safilo Group announced a five-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement for Tommy Hilfiger ophthalmic and sunglass collections.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s preschool animated series, “Kate & Mim-Mim” is now on the CBeebies TV roster.
JELC was appointed to represent the National Gallery Company to expand and develop an international licensing program featuring the museum’s collection of paintings.
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