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.
SodaStream has partnered with Sunny Delight Beverages to co-develop a new range flavorings for the home carbonation system.
Reckitt Benckiser's Air Wick brand has launched the new Familiar Favorites air freshener collection inspired by the scents of brands.
Peppa Pig, The Amazing World of Gumball and Room on the Broom were among the winner at the tenth British Animation Awards.
Fuhu, creator of the Nabi Android tablet, and BabyFirst teamed up to co-produce the original animated series “Albert & Junior.”
Nintendo U.K. has teamed up with McDonald's for a Happy Meal promotion featuring characters from the classic video game “Super Mario.”
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has teamed with CafePress to create an extensive collection of Veronica Mars fan-designed merchandise.
Her Universe and Hot Topic are teaming to host a "geek couture" fashion show and design competition at Comic-Con.
Coolabi Group is bringing its fantasy adventure brand Beast Quest to the digital world in a new a deal with Miniclip.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Licensing University conference program at Licensing Expo 2014.
Plus-size retailer Lane Bryant has released a new line from couture designer Isabel & Ruben Toledo.
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