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.
RRKidz, the company that re-launched "Reading Rainbow" in 2011, has appointed Brand Central to develop its consumer products program.
The Peppa Pig live show, which has sold more than 650,000 tickets in the U.K., is headed to the U.S.
Cartamundi is planning for a cold summer with the launch of a three-in-one pack of card games inspired by Disney’s Frozen.
Panini will create a sticker album for the upcoming FIFA Women World Cup, which will take place from June 6 to July 5 in six cities across Canada.
Backyard Sports brand is celebrating the success of NBA MVP Stephen Curry with a super-powered Stephan Curry character in its mobile game.
Tattiemoon, creators of the CBeebies series "Woolly and Tig," has inked two new publishing deals for the brand.
Vita Coco has teamed with swimwear brand L*Space by Monica Wise to create a limited edition bikini inspired by the coconut water brand.
Licensing agency LMCA has added two new members to the team of its consulting subsidiary ProdigyWorks.
Phil Carroll is has joined Pedigree Books as the interim head of sales for the annuals and yearbooks publisher.
Playboy has joined forces with Blitzway to create a limited edition collection of art figurines that highlight the brand's history of bringing together art and pop culture.
Candle company PartyLite had unveiled its new designer collection from celebrity stylist Jonathan Adler.
Indian Intellectual Property development company Aadarsh has appointed Polish licensing agency Jantar Projekt for its anchor property Purple Turtle.
Rubie’s Costume Company has partnered with Nickelodeon to create officially-licensed costumes, masks and accessories based on the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Halloween.
License! Global, the official publication of Brand Licensing Europe, is calling for news for its exclusive Show Daily magazines.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group has appointed Brian Mann as vice president of consumer products for the newly opened CPLG North America office.
RJM Licensing has been appointed by RetroBrands USA to represent the Tegrin dandruff shampoo brand.
In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
MGL Licensing has signed on the represent art brand GAL Designs.
Entertainment One Licensing has announced four new apparel and accessories collaborations for its lifestyle brand Skelanimals.
The iStoryTime digital book library, powered by Cupcake Digital, will now include titles from Nickelodeon.
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