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.
Lionsgate has partnered with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring a studio-themed zone to the Motiongate Dubai theme park, which will open in October 2016.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a multi-category clothing deal for the Amy Coe baby and kids' brand that broadens the retail reach of the brand.
Stan Lee has partnered with Carnival Films, the production company behind "Downton Abbey," to create a mystery crime drama for the U.K.'s Sky 1 network.
Endemol Shine Group has teamed with digital celebrity and entrepreneur Michelle Phan to create the new multi-platform digital network, Icon.
Nike has extended its license agreement with Perry Ellis International for men's, women's and children's swimwear and accessories in North America.
Mattel has unveiled new publishing plans at the Bologna Children's Book Fair including a renewed focus on Barbie story-telling and digital publishing.
Internet star Grumpy Cat has joined forces with a number of new licensees for a comic book series, a new app and more.
San-X is taking the Asian character Rilakkuma global with new international licensing agents and licensees.
The Norwegian Star cruise ship has been re-launched with a range of new dining and entertainment venues including the Jimmy Buffet-themed Five o'Clock Somewhere Bar.
The Winterthur Museum has tapped Art Needlepoint for a range of needlepoint designs inspired by the museums' drawings, prints and floor coverings.
Luxury hotel chain Karisma Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Viacom International Media Networks, will bring Nickelodeon-branded experiences to its line of Azul Hotels.
Cupcake Digital has acquired fellow app developer Little Bit Studio, creators of the “Bugs and Buttons” app series.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE have signed a multi-year partnership for home video distribution of WWE programming.
National children’s club Captain McFinn has released an app that features pro-social learning, allowing preschoolers to communicate with a live character host.
Dental industry manufacturer Young Dental has acquired the Oral B brand name for use on select professional oral care products.
Discovery Communications has signed a multi-year deal with TNA Impact Wrestling to bring the professional wrestling league to homes across the U.S.
Winter sports brand Burton has unveiled a new limited edition holiday line of snowboards adorned with iconic starlet Marilyn Monroe.
The Wildflower Group has been tapped by media company Rodale to develop consumer products programs in the U.S. for six of its top magazine brands.
Imira Entertainment has signed a deal with manufacturer TP Vision to launch its kids' content platform "iMIRAPLAY" on Philips Smart TV.
The Walt Disney Company will unveil a new initiative this morning at an event at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
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