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.
Fuhu, the creator of the Nabi kids’ tablet, has partnered with Simon Property Group to develop a technology-inspired kids’ experience, designed with DreamWorks.
The iconic elephant character Babar is taking part in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt this month in New York City.
KISS and Bare Tree Media have teamed to launch the “KISS Photo Bomb” app, which lets fans “KISSify” their photos and text messages.
Upper Deck and Pressman Film are joining forces to bring the cult franchise The Crow to fans in a new licensing program.
Costco is bringing a new category of products to its members–fine art.
Viacom International Media Networks Asia is planning the first Nickelodeon-branded attraction in Asia.
In celebration of the Gruffalo’s 15th anniversary, Magic Light Pictures has partnered with Forestry Commission England to launch themed forest trails in the U.K.
Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce is making its Irish debut at Smyths Toys Superstores this month in the third stop on the brand’s European retail tour.
A range of characters from Lawless Entertainment’s client brands will be participating in the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll this weekend
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, has appointed Stephen Gould as its new U.K. managing director.
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