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.
Licensing Expo will feature 150 new exhibitors at this year's show including A&E, the MLB Players Association, Nintendo, YouTube, the Royal Ballet and more.
Disney Stores across the U.S. are celebrating Star Wars Day (May the 4th) today with in-store events and exclusive merchandise.
Delta Air Lines has tapped fashion designer Zac Posen to bring his creations to a different kind of runway via new flight attendant uniforms.
Zalemark is bringing the Crayola brand from children to adults with a new fine jewelry collection inspired by the iconic crayons.
Global fitness brand Zumba is heading to the high seas in the new Zumba Cruise from Royal Caribbean.
The PGA of America and Bon Appétit are teaming up for a program that will offer golf tips from top PGA professionals alongside cooking inspiration from chefs.
Vandor is planning a vast new array of products that will feature Disney and Disney Junior brands including Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
SCE Group has tapped the licensing and marketing firm Idea Patch to launch a full-scale lifestyle brand inspired by the New York adult nightclub Sin City Cabaret.
Artist Robin Zingone has partnered with Custom Personalization Solutions and the retailer PersonalizedPlanet.com to create a line of personalized products.
RMS International has picked up Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants brand for a range of toys and craft items in the U.K. and Ireland.
Disney Channel will air the original Turkish series "Limon and Zeytin" adding to its slate of regional productions in the regional.
"The Radio City Christmas Spectacular" has teamed up with kids' music brand Kidz Bop to offer a Kidz Bop Day at Radio City Music Hall, Dec. 7.
Imports Dragon is helping DHX Media celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Caillou” and has been named master toy licensee for another DHX property, Johnny Test.
The Joester Loria Group has added InGear Fashions to the growing list of licensees for the Corona, Modelo Especial and Pacifico brands.
Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the “Sesame Street” neighborhood celebrated the 45th anniversary of the iconic television show last month.
Coolabi Group and Smallfilms have partnered with Gosh! Designs to create an extensive range of plush and giftware for the classic cat character Bagpuss.
Character World has announced a secondary management buyout that will allow the licensee to expand internationally.
Britain's National Gallery unveiled its new partnership with agency JELC and the first products in its new licensing program at an event at the museum Tuesday.
The University of California has extended its partnership with The Collegiate Licensing Company, an affiliate of IMG, through 2017.
The advertising-campaign-turned-brand Dumb Ways to Die continues to build its licensing program with the addition Australian publisher The Five Mile Press.
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