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.
DHX Brands has unveiled the new preschool series "Twirlywoos," commissioned by CBeebies and being produced by DHX Media and Ragdoll Productions.
Bulldog Licensing has tapped Roy Lowe and Sons for a new range of socks featuring the cartoon cat Garfield.
The winner of the License This! competition for new creative concepts was chosen Thursday in front of a live judging panel on the last day of Brand Licensing Europe.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Central Europe.
The U.K.’s Channel 5 has acquired all 52 x 11 episodes of Zodiak Kids' new children’s show “Zack and Quack” along with a slew of other broadcasters.
CITV has greenlit an additional 13 episodes of Platinum Films' “Matt Hatter Chronicles.”
Cartoon Network Enterprises, Steve Jackson Games and USAopoly have launched Munchkin Adventure Time card game.
Jamba Juice has entered into an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement with Hamilton Beach Brands to create a line of branded blenders and juicing products.
Licensing consulting company TSG Brands has named Kimberly Awad as vice president of licensing acquisitions.
StoryToys and The Eric Carle Studio have released of “My Very Hungry Caterpillar,” the first fully interactive 3D app based on the Eric Carle character.
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