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.
Lionsgate has partnered with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring a studio-themed zone to the Motiongate Dubai theme park, which will open in October 2016.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a multi-category clothing deal for the Amy Coe baby and kids' brand that broadens the retail reach of the brand.
Stan Lee has partnered with Carnival Films, the production company behind "Downton Abbey," to create a mystery crime drama for the U.K.'s Sky 1 network.
Endemol Shine Group has teamed with digital celebrity and entrepreneur Michelle Phan to create the new multi-platform digital network, Icon.
Nike has extended its license agreement with Perry Ellis International for men's, women's and children's swimwear and accessories in North America.
Mattel has unveiled new publishing plans at the Bologna Children's Book Fair including a renewed focus on Barbie story-telling and digital publishing.
Internet star Grumpy Cat has joined forces with a number of new licensees for a comic book series, a new app and more.
San-X is taking the Asian character Rilakkuma global with new international licensing agents and licensees.
The Norwegian Star cruise ship has been re-launched with a range of new dining and entertainment venues including the Jimmy Buffet-themed Five o'Clock Somewhere Bar.
The Winterthur Museum has tapped Art Needlepoint for a range of needlepoint designs inspired by the museums' drawings, prints and floor coverings.
Jeffrey Gennette, who has served for the past five years as Macy’s chief merchandising officer, has been elected president, in a possible succession move.
Pop culture brand Tokidoki has teamed up with Major League Baseball Properties for a co-branded product line.
Hasbro has announced the top five "house rules" from fans that will be featured in future Monopoly games.
Dunkin’ Donuts is ringing in spring with Peeps donuts, available now for a limited time across the U.S.
Viacom has appointed Maria Iregui as brand manager and senior vice president of programming and production for MTV Latin America.
A Fast & Furious ride is among the many new branded attractions that Universal Studios Hollywood is planning as part of a five-year transformation.
Radio Disney has signed a distribution agreement with Dees Entertainment to offer radio stations across the U.S. “Radio Disney Top 30.”
Nurture Rights has announced a multi-year deal with the Birmingham Stage Company to produce a stage production of the book, Dinosaur Roar!.
Macy’s is bringing back its American Icons campaign for a second year featuring fashion from big-name brands, events and a charity partnership.
Big Tent Entertainment has released a new e-learning book in its Kideo line featuring the Japanese character Komaneko.
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