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.
Popular YouTube personality, fashion designer and influencer Bethany Mota will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo, June 9.
Iconix Europe, the joint venture between Iconix Brand Group and TLC, has signed a direct-to-retail deal to bring the Brooklyn’s Own by Rocawear brand to Europe.
The Leolandia amusement park just outside of Milan, Italy, opened the doors to The World of Peppa Pig (Il Mondo di Peppa Pig) last weekend.
Rainbow is highlighting its top brands including "Winx Club" and "Mia and me" at both the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this week.
The National Gallery Company has paired with SEB UK to create high-quality reproductions of some of its most iconic paintings.
Viz Media Europe has acquired the rights to the Japanese brand "Yo-Kai Watch" for TV, home entertainment/VOD, licensing and merchandising in Europe, Russia and Africa.
Dublin-based animation studio Geronimo has tapped Brands with Influence to manage the licensing program for its new preschool series "Nelly and Nora."
Atlantyca Entertainment has signed a licensing agreement with Nintendo to create video game themes featuring the Geronimo Stilton brand.
Twentieth Century has appointed Born Licensing to represent its clip licensing business in Australia and New Zealand.
Bulls Licensing and Moomin Characters are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Moomin publishing brand this week at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy.
Bulldog Licensing is looking to bring the iconic football publishing brand Shoot to the toy sector.
Endemol has acquired the international drama production company Artists Studio, which produces “The Fall.”
Gruppo Cartorama is the latest licensee to join the growing roster of partners for Takkoda’s Pets Rock brand.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has secured several broadcast deals for its latest original comedy series, “Endangered Species” (52 x 11).
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s animated series “Ella the Elephant” and “Grojband” will premiere in the U.K. this month.
Consumers will welcome the Easter Bunny with open arms this year with total spending on the holiday expected to reach $15.9 billion.
The Topps Company has launched a series of collectible Major League Baseball box sets based on content in its archives.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are getting ready for Easter with holiday-inspired items featuring Scooby-Doo, Superman and Batman.
Jakks Pacific is planning to add a line of toys to its current range of role-play items featuring existing and upcoming Marvel characters and properties.
Studio 100 will raise the curtain on its new musical production of the turbulent background of World War One Sunday in Belgium.
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