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.
Moose Toys has added 16 new licensees for its Shopkins brand in the U.S. and Canada, in a series of deals brokered by The Licensing Shop.
Fashion designer Lela Rose will celebrate the launch of her new collaboration with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant in an event Thursday in Dallas, Texas.
Brandgenuity has appointed independent licensing company Rocket as the pan-European agent for Gas Monkey Garage brand.
Knockout Licensing adds two new licensees to the "Downton Abbey" program for a collection of yarns and pajamas.
Hoho Rights has signed Zippy to create baby and toddler clothing featuring its preschool series "CloudBabies" in the U.K.
Mega Brands America has launched a puzzle line featuring vintage artwork from the Smithsonian Libraries’ seed catalog collection.
Painting Lulu has signed its first licensing agreement with Mattel, to bring the Barbie and Hot Wheels brands to the digital coloring platform.
Aadarsh, owner of Purple Turtle brand, took home the Licensor of the Year award in the publishing category at the Indian eRetail Congress.
Authentic Brands Group has appointed Javier Brandwain to the new role of managing director of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Bulldog Licensing has hired Helena Mansell-Stopher as retail licensing director.
Shoe accessory brand Shwings has partnered with My Little Pony for a children’s accessory collection.
Lifestyle brand Beekman 1802 has launched its new Heirloom Home Collection exclusively at Bloomingdale's.
Online retailer Whimsical-Art.com will launch a line of products featuring the books of best-selling kids' author Todd Parr.
Live Nation Entertainment and youth media company Vice will develop and launch a new digital content platform delivering live music to online and mobile audiences.
Cartoon Network has launched a new anti-bullying campaign to raise awareness and empower kids to take action against bullying.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has opened voting for the 2015 Asian Licensing Awards.
Cupcake Digital and Peanuts Worldwide have released “Snoopy’s All-Star Football,” the first app in a new collaboration between the two companies.
The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation has launched an e-commerce site for the city–the New Orleans City Store.
Modern homewares brand DwellStudio has entered two new licensing partnerships with Klaussner Home Furnishings and Magnussen Home Furnishings.
Koko Media is taking Jo Rose’s original IP Deer Little Forest to the next level in a development deal with King Rollo Films for an animated TV series.
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