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.
Popular YouTube personality, fashion designer and influencer Bethany Mota will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo, June 9.
Iconix Europe, the joint venture between Iconix Brand Group and TLC, has signed a direct-to-retail deal to bring the Brooklyn’s Own by Rocawear brand to Europe.
The Leolandia amusement park just outside of Milan, Italy, opened the doors to The World of Peppa Pig (Il Mondo di Peppa Pig) last weekend.
Rainbow is highlighting its top brands including "Winx Club" and "Mia and me" at both the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this week.
The National Gallery Company has paired with SEB UK to create high-quality reproductions of some of its most iconic paintings.
Viz Media Europe has acquired the rights to the Japanese brand "Yo-Kai Watch" for TV, home entertainment/VOD, licensing and merchandising in Europe, Russia and Africa.
Dublin-based animation studio Geronimo has tapped Brands with Influence to manage the licensing program for its new preschool series "Nelly and Nora."
Atlantyca Entertainment has signed a licensing agreement with Nintendo to create video game themes featuring the Geronimo Stilton brand.
Twentieth Century has appointed Born Licensing to represent its clip licensing business in Australia and New Zealand.
Bulls Licensing and Moomin Characters are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Moomin publishing brand this week at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy.
Hundreds of thousands of new toys and games are ready and waiting to be unveiled this weekend at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City.
Nickelodeon and Fisher-Price have unveiled an all-new toy line based on the network’s preschool series "Blaze and the Monster Machines" at New York Toy Fair.
Etch A Sketch has returned to where it all began, New York Toy Fair, where the iconic toy first debuted 55 years ago.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has partnered with Cepia, the toy company behind the robotic hamster toy brand ZhuZhu Pets, to re-launch the property.
Comic book publisher Dynamite Entertainment has expanded its merchandising program with a new creative partnership with The Brewing Factory.
Peanuts Worldwide has signed a deal with Mark Feldstein & Associates to develop a range of clocks and nightlights featuring the heritage brand.
Home décor company Primitives by Kathy has launched a new line of baby frames and box signs featuring the designs of Caleb Gray Studio.
Zodiak Kids has secured two more pre-sales for its production company Marathon Media’s new series "Get Blake!"
Seven Canada has launched the first product for its character brand Baby Animals–a toy line from Cefa Toys, a division of KD Group.
Ravensburger is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Thomas & Friends" brand with the addition of new puzzles to its existing range.
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