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.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, part of DHX Media, has extended its footprint in Europe with the opening of offices in the Nordics and Central and Eastern Europe.
Disney XD has picked up the LEGO Group's "Star Wars: Droid Tales" TV series, a re-telling of the Star Wars saga through the eyes of characters C-3P0 and R2-D2.
All American Licensing & Management Group been appointed to develop a comprehensive licensing strategy for the Legendary Hatfield & McCoy Family brand.
Children around the world can now learn English with the help of Aardman Animations' character Timmy in the new "Learning Time with Timmy" app.
Cartoon Network and footwear brand Dr. Martens drew a crowd Saturday with a "bounce mob" in London to celebrate the new "Adventure Time" boot range.
Wedding Paper Divas has teamed with Hollywood wedding planner Mindy Weiss for a range of how-to content and stationery.
Triforce Luggage has teamed with neo-pop artist Francisco Ceron for a new line of contemporary, colorful luggage sets.
HanesBrands, owner of sportswear brands such as Hanes and Champion, has acquired the licensed collegiate apparel company Knights Apparel.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, has partnered with the Professional Education Institute to develop coaching and training programs.
Children’s magazine publisher Redan Publishing has welcomed back Jessica McKnight as sales and marketing director.
U.K. novelty company Mask-arade has expanded its team with the appointment of Tanya Folliot as international sales manager.
Flowers Foods has given Aunt Millie's Bakeries of Fort Wayne, Ind., the exclusive license to produce Wonder and Home Pride breads in the Midwest U.S.
Crayola is planning a range of products featuring Lima Sky’s app property Doodle Jump, including mobile games and a line of craft kits.
Steve Madden has launched a new line of footwear and handbags from Kendall and Kylie Jenner, the younger sisters of the Kardashian clan.
Three licensing executives will be donning their trainers and running the London Marathon on April 13 to support The Light Fund.
Scholastic is bringing together three of its multi-platform series in the new Worlds Collide initiative.
Moleskine has added a new item to its limited edition Simpsons Collection–a fifth notebook featuring Homer.
D23, the official Disney fan club, is already busy planning the next D23 Expo, which will take place in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 14–16, 2015.
The Loudmouth Golf lifestyle brand is cooking up something new in Central Florida, with a new branded restaurant.
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