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.
Marvel Entertainment has partnered with Five Four for a series of menswear capsule collections inspired by the studio’s catalog of superheroes.
The stars of the HGTV series "Property Brothers," twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, are heading to QVC with a new line of backyard décor.
The Walt Disney Company and Swarovski have launched "Cinderella: The Exhibition" in London, showcasing costumes and props from the new movie, Cinderella.
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has paired with the Geneva Watch Group for a new line of smartwatches that will hit stores in April.
McDonald's is promoting Zodiak Kids’ children’s series “LoliRock” in France this month with a new Happy Meal offering.
Perry Ellis International has sold the C&C California brand to ACH C&C, a newly created venture organized by members of ACI Licensing.
The Trump Organization has launched a new fragrance collection for men exclusively at Macy's in the U.S., in partnership with licensee Parlux Fragrances.
East London cycling shop Brick Lane Bikes has teamed with Italian cycling apparel brand Pella Sportswear for a co-branded clothing range.
Artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa has crafted a new line to celebrate the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's 75th anniversary.
Elmer's Products has teamed with the non-stick coating brand LiquiGlide to develop a range of new adhesive products.
The National Basketball Association has announced two new sponsorships with healthcare company Kaiser Permanente and tax services provider H&R Block.
Authentic Brands Group has expanded its relationship with retail partner Majid Al Futtaim in the Middle East and North Africa to accelerate the growth of Juicy Couture.
BurdaIntermedia Merchandising has been appointed as the German licensing agent for the U.K. preschool brand Deer Little Forest.
Brands with Influence Worldwide has negotiated a deal with Frances Lincoln for a range of stationery products featuring The Famous Five brand.
British home brand Laura Ashley has developed a new line of pet products with licensing partner Unique Petz.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation are planning a wave of new content inspired by two of the company’s most successful toy lines.
CBeebies has commissioned the new combination live-action/animated series "Footy Pups" (30x15) from Dot to Dot Productions.
EB Sport Group has signed on to create a line of fitness equipment featuring Beachbody's home exercise brand P90X.
Guru Studio, producer of TV series including "Paw Patrol," "Ever After High" and "Justin Time," has appointed Jennifer Mason as director of marketing.
Dirk Engehausen has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of toy manufacturer the Schleich Group.
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