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.
Saban Brands has appointed Corus Entertainment's Nelvana to represent the Power Rangers brand for licensing in France.
British soccer team Liverpool FC has appointed Fermata Partners to expand its brand in North America.
Mercis has appointed CPLG Nordic and CPLG Central and Eastern Europe to represent its brands, which include the classic Dick Bruna character Miffy.
Disney Junior has optioned the New York Times-bestselling kids' book series Fancy Nancy for a TV movie and series.
SmileyWorld has launched a host of new fashion collaborations featuring the iconic smiley face imagery with retail partners around the world.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises has partnered with actress Julie Andrews to develop a new preschool TV series based on her book series The Very Fairy Princess.
High IntenCity has renewed its license for ABC’s TV series "Once Upon a Time" for jewelry, hair and novelty accessories.
The Praim Group has released a limited edition chocolate bar featuring DreamWorks Animation's latest feature film, Home.
m4e AG has appointed the Paris-based licensing agency Planeta Junior to represent its TV series “Tip the Mouse” in France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
Brands with Influence is expanding the U.K. licensing program for "The Next Step" as the TV series enters its second season on CBBC.
Ink has appointed Simba Dickie as the master toy licensee for the award-winning Russian animated series “Masha and the Bear.”
Brand Squared Licensing, a division of communications and marketing firm Peppercomm, has added four new brands to its roster.
Marie Claire Paris has tapped P&L Global Network as its licensing agent in Central and South America.
Cherokee has appointed Copyright Promotions Licensing Group to represent Cherokee Global Brands in its European markets.
HIT Entertainment and Exim Technology are expanding the digital presence of Barney and introducing Fireman Sam in the region.
Lawyer Jennifer O'Neill has launched Trademark Transit to provide U.S. federal trademark services.
The Kellogg Company has appointed the Joester Loria Group to develop and execute a licensing program for its Pringles snack brand.
Cartoon Network has bought the exclusive rights for the newest season of Aardman Animations’ “Shaun the Sheep” series in Southeast Asia.
Home cooks can hone in on their culinary skills on the first-ever MasterChef culinary cruise, developed by Life Journeys.
Sony Music Entertainment is gearing up for a major licensing initiative for the “The X-Factor’s” female super group Fifth Harmony.
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