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.
Kindle Entertainment in the U.K., Mediamax in Canada and Toonz Entertainment in India are producing a contemporary re-working of the classic Arabian Nights story.
Zodiak Kids has secured two more pre-sales for its production company Marathon Media’s new series "Get Blake!"
Licensing Expo 2015 will add new international pavilions and see increased representation from countries including Mexico, India, China, Japan and the U.K.
Playboy and retailer Supreme have joined forces for a line of branded accessories.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
As its kicks off the international leg of its 40th anniversary tour, the band KISS and its licensing agent Epic Rights have added a number of new partners in Asia Pacific.
Smiley has announced a new collaboration with French fashion designer Martine Sitbon and the global release of its sticker book line from Editis.
King Digital Entertainment is continuing to grow the international licensing program for the game app "Candy Crush" with the appointment of three new agents.
The Jim Henson Company has appointed four new licensing agents for the CG-animated preschool series "Doozers" and sold the new series to new broadcasters.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has appointed Merchantwise as its new licensing agent in Australia and New Zealand.
For the first time, home entertainment titles from Fox International’s BabyTV channel are available at retail in China.
DreamWorks Classics has secured a range of new sales across Europe, The Middle East and Asia for the children’s series, “The Owl & Co.”
The first National Basketball Association Cafe officially opened Friday in Manila, the Philippines.
JJ&C is planning a new range of National Geographic-branded luggage in a worldwide deal brokered by IMG Licensing.
Cartoon Network has announced a series of recent successes and upcoming initiatives for its "Adventure Time!" animated series across the globe.
Cartoon Network Amazone, the first CN-themed waterpark located in Bang Saray, Thailand, will work with Dell to create an immersive entertainment experience for park-goers.
Lawless Entertainment and Dina Asia Pacific Company have concluded a deal with toddler product developer Bei Lu of Shanghai on behalf of Suzy’s Zoo.
The Japanese brand Rilakkuma will come to life at FAO Schwarz in New York City Oct. 11 as the brand makes its way to North America.
Animation series “YooHoo & Friends,” is continuing to increase its brand presence across the globe.
Mind Candy, the entertainment company behind the Moshi Monsters franchise, globally launched the "World of Warriors" app.
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