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.
SEGA of America has expanded the new Sonic Boom brand program with the addition of new merchandising partners for toys, comics, apparel and novelty items.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has teamed with Kent International to develop a brand-new line of bicycle tires and tubes.
Adidas Group North America has signed a licensing agreement with DuPont Protection Technologies to use its Kevlar technology and brand in a line of new football cleats.
The Boppy Company, maker of the Boppy Feeding and Infant Support Pillow, has partnered with Rashti & Rashti to brings its brand to a range of new infant products.
Perry Ellis International has tapped DreamKyds to create a range of men's and boy's apparel and accessories under the Grand Slam golf brand.
British children's publisher Ladybird Books has challenged students from the London College of Communication to re-imagine its brand as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Transporation company Uber has teamed with Fuhu, the creator of the Nabi kids' tablet, to launch the UberFamily rideshare service.
Custom sportswear manufacturer Scimitar Sports has teamed up with U.K. confectionery company Swizzels for a range of apparel featuring some of its top candy brands.
Agency Rush has signed on to represent the design brand Magicomora, created by artist Sergio Mora.
Nickelodeon will premiere its brand-new animated series "Harvey Beaks" March 29.
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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