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.
All American Licensing & Management Group has been appointed to represent the new entertainment brand Mulligan.
LMCA has brought in two new executives–Ted Curtin as chief marketing and business development officer, and Jane Ma as assistant manager of brand licensing for LMCA Asia.
Authentic Brands Group has partnered with the Japanese brand management company Itochu in a joint-ownership agreement for the youth brand Airwalk in Japan.
Rainbow has teamed with the Malaysian broadcaster NTV7 to host "Winx Club"-themed talent show.
Fashion label Psycho Bunny has signed a multi-year deal with the Japanese licensee Itochu to develop an upscale accessories program.
The National Basketball Association has announced a new multi-year marketing partnership with PepsiCo, making the food and beverage company an official partner of the league.
Roi Visual's character Robocar Poli is making the rounds with new products and appearances across the globe.
Malaysian licensing and publishing agency, Kota Buku will hold the seventh annual Kuala Lumpur Trade and Copyright Centre April 19-21 at the Seri Pacific Hotel.
Cartoon Network has unveiled a special airplane on Thai Smile Airways featuring the network's "Adventure Time" brand.
SmileyWorld has launched a host of new fashion collaborations featuring the iconic smiley face imagery with retail partners around the world.
The Walt Disney Company and the Shanghai Shendi Group, are making an additional investment to accelerate the expansion of the Shanghai Disney Resort.
Milli Company will feature the iconic French brand Sophie la giraffe on a line of clothes and related products for babies and small children in Japan.
Zodiak Kids has sold Tele Images Productions’ CGI animated series “Extreme Football” in a raft of territories including the U.K., Israel, India, Finland and China.
Fashion and brand licensing veteran Terry Hauss, chief executive officer of apparel firm Von Dutch, passed away on July 17.
"Pokémon" is on the comeback trail in India this summer on syndication on Hungama TV in a deal brokered by licensing agency Dream Theatre.
LA streetwear label Joyrich has launched its first collaboration with lifestyle brand Playboy.
Pretty Ugly, owner of the Uglydoll brand, has appointed Fields Corporation as the property's licensing agent in Japan.
DHX Media has partnered with China National Television to launch a new streaming service featuring DHX children’s content across multiple platforms nationally in China.
Manchester United has unveiled plans for a series of new fan events in Asia and South Africa that will share the history and traditions of the football club.
Tiger Aspect Productions has appointed Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific as the exclusive licensing agent for Mr. Bean in Asia.
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