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.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Krispy Kreme has teamed up with Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA for new additions to its retail line of coffee products, in a deal brokered by Brand Central.
Nickelodeon will be the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on May 9, which will be dubbed the SpongeBob SquarePants 400.
On Thursday, Penguin Young Readers will kick off The Very Big Wiggle Tour, a month-long national campaign to celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
DC Thomson Consumer Products' book, The Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Menace Day, is one of 10 books selected as World Book Day title.
California lifestyle brand Hang Ten has entered into several new licensing partnerships that will extend its brand into the accessories and footwear categories.
Kid Kreations, the master toy licensee for Hacker T Dog, has unveiled its new toy line for the CBBC character.
Brand Brilliant Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Simply Consulting Group, a retail firm that helps companies drive reatil performance.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises is launching a search for children ages 5 to 18 who excel in the areas of STEAM in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You'll Go!.
Drew Sheinman has joined talent agency IMG as senior vice president of IMG Licensing.
Portico is planning to bring classic images from the Life photographic library to a new line of gifting products and stationery for the U.K. market.
Hasbro and Shapeways are combining powers to launch SuperFanArt.com, a 3D printing marketplace and community that will allow fans to promote their artwork and creations.
Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors.
HBO and its official licensees have a slew of Game of Thrones exclusive at San Diego Comic-Con this week and weekend.
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mobile Game is now available for iOS, Android and Amazon devices.
Disney Consumer Products and Marvel Entertainment have collaborated on several products to promote the upcoming film Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, released this Friday.
Authentic Brands Group has finalized the purchase of certain assets of Collective Licensing International, Lifestyle Brands Corporation and Collective Brands Cooperatief U.A. from Payless Holdings.
The finalists for the Best Licensed Property categories have been announced for The Licensing Awards 2014, to be held on September 16 in London.
Topps has released a variant series of Garbage Pail Kids Jumbo Card Set originally sold exclusively at Comic-Con.
Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment have extended their partnership for the release of their new digital game app, “Ice Age Adventures.”
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