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.
Chupa Chups has appointed Infiniss to serve as its exclusive licensing agent in the Korean market.
Outfit7, the company behind Talking Tom and Friends, has appointed a raft of new licensing agents to expand its reach globally.
Chinese brands are expanding internationally at a rapidly growing pace, according to a new report from Thomson Reuters CompuMark.
Chinese new media company BesTV and Sesame Workshop are teaming to debut “Sesame Street” episodes.
Studio 100 International has appointed Sunny Lee as licensing manager in the Asian Pacific region.
A select group will get a chance to experience Cartoon Network Amazone in Bang Saray, Thailand before the park opens to the public.
Nutri Ventures has appointed d-rights to represent its healthy eating brand in Pan Asia.
DT Home Marks International and Wonu have partnered to introduce the Trump Home brand exclusively on the CJ Home Shopping Network in South Korea.
Licensing consulting company TSG Brands has named Kimberly Awad as vice president of licensing acquisitions.
Cartoon Network Amazone was awarded the Leading Edge Award at the World Waterpark Association’s Symposium & Trade Show Awards in Las Vegas, Nev.
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