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.
m4e has tapped Dutch brand licensing agency License Connection to represent its girls brand Mia and me in Benelux.
For the first time, home entertainment titles from Fox International’s BabyTV channel are available at retail in China.
IDW Publishing is bringing of the most popular “Star Trek: The Original Series” episodes of all time into a new comic series.
Perfetti Van Melle has appointed Beanstalk as the exclusive licensing agency in Greater China for its iconic lollipop brand Chupa Chups.
Studio 100 International and its licensing agent, Merchantwise, have appointed Headstart International as master toy licensee for the Blinky Bill brand.
Cupcake Digital has acquired fellow digital licensee Zuuka, creators of iStoryTime.
The world’s first-ever commercial space line, Virgin Galactic, has tapped Brand Central to develop its CP program in North America.
A+ Images has teamed up with the Karen’s Kids brand for a new line of apparel for teachers and students.
Disney's EMEA division has started production on a four-part live-action TV movie for tweens and teens, “Evermoor.”
Iconix Brand Group has announced three key management changes.
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