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.
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.
Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, has partnered with the Professional Education Institute to develop coaching and training programs.
ITV has given a sneak peek at some of the re-imagined characters in its upcoming series "Thunderbirds Are Go," based on the classic Gerry Anderson brand.
Santoro has signed a host of new licensees and launched several new lines for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe.
Ravensburger is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Thomas & Friends" brand with the addition of new puzzles to its existing range.
Publisher Pedigree is entering the education sector with a new range of titles featuring content from educational publisher Letts.
German manufacturer Rodenstock has signed on to create eyewear for German fashion designer Jil Sander.
CJ Products has added characters from the TV series "VeggieTales in the House" to its line of Pillow Pets foldable plush.
Retro Apparel launched its first line of It's A Good Sign apparel at the MAGIC Marketweek trade show last month in Las Vegas, Nev.
All American Licensing & Management Group has signed on to represent furniture lifestyle brand Postobello.
Dubai Parks and Resorts has teamed with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to create a Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone at the upcoming Motiongate Dubai theme park.
Hoho Entertainment is teaming up with Martin Gates Productions and Cloth Cat Animation to develop a new animated TV series based on The Wind in the Willows.
AMC Networks and BBC Worldwide have announced a new long-term partnership that will see AMC take an equity stake in the cable channel BBC America.
The Beano has created a bespoke 32-page collector’s edition comic book that will be available exclusively in the The Daily Mirror and Trinity Mirror Nov. 1.
Anki, the creator of the battle-car racing game “Anki Drive,” has appointed former Activision and EA executives to key roles.
Chef Fabio Viviani, a popular contestant on the reality competition TV show “Top Chef,” has teamed with Sipp for the new Fabio Viviani wine collection.
To support the multi-platform launch of Sonic the Hedgehog's new iteration, Sonic Boom, SEGA of America has lined up a robust group of partners.
Target is taking its holiday gift selections into new territory through a test with Shapeways, an online 3D printing marketplace and service.
20th Century Fox Consumer Products and Premier Exhibitions will launch an Ice Age-themed exhibition.
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