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.
San-X is taking the Asian character Rilakkuma global with new international licensing agents and licensees.
The Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers will take part in the National Basketball Association's NBA Global Games China event this October.
Disney Junior has picked up the Turkish production “Limon and Oli” for 111 different markets across Poland, South Africa, Greece, Romania, the Middle East and CEE.
PGS Entertainment has secured a raft of sales for, "Super 4," the animated series inspired by the Playmobil brand.
LMCA is bringing the Westinghouse Electric Corp. brand to another new category– home water purification.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has appointed Dream Theatre as its new licensing agent in India.
Nintendo has entered into a strategic partnership with mobile game developer DeNA for game apps based on its IP and to launch a new multi-device gaming service.
Mercis is collaborating with retailer Uniqlo for a kidswear collection featuring Dick Bruna's Miffy, as the storybook character celebrates her 60th anniversary this year.
Outfit7 has signed five new licensing deals in territories around the world for its suite of mobile properties, Talking Tom and Friends.
The Walt Disney Company Japan will put on a D23 Expo in Japan this year, created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and 3DBA are helping to cool down a resort in Jakarta, Indonesia, with an Ice Age-themed attraction.
The National Basketball Association and sports and fashion retailer Jabong have launched the first official NBA online store in India–NBAStore.in.
CBS Consumer Products has signed a raft of international deals across several categories for some of its most popular properties.
Kraft is teaming up with King Features’ Popeye brand for a program to promote Kraft Kireteru Cheese in Japan.
Imira Entertainment has taken worldwide distribution rights (excluding Austria and China) for the live-action series "Austrian Tom Turbo" (188 x 26).
For the first time, Activision will bring the full console experience of its kids' game and action figure line, Skylanders, to tablets.
The Weddings and Resorts division of lifestyle brand kathy ireland Worldwide has expanded outside of the U.S. for the first time.
Viz Media Europe has appointed three new directors.
Rovio Entertainment has entered into an agreement with China’s Guogou Group to build nine Angry Birds family entertainment centers over the course of four years.
Bluefin Distribution has appointed Candice Uyloan as director of marketing to oversee the company's marketing, public relations and events.
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