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.
Beanstalk is expanding its territorial reach through a new strategic alliance with Asian brand licensing agency Click! Licensing.
Atlantyca Entertainment has teamed with Millennium Entertainment International of Singapore to produce live shows based on the Geronimo Stilton brand in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Temple Street Productions has brought on Striker Entertainment as the worldwide (excluding Canada) licensing agent for its hit TV series "Orphan Black."
While inherent risks are still prevalent, so are the opportunities for retail growth especially in several smaller, less publicized nations.
Heart health brand Cardioville and Borderless Healthcare Group are collaborating on a series of mobile apps.
The New York Times Company announced a new publishing agreement between the International New York Times and Republica to create a combined print edition in Nepal.
King Digital Entertainment has launched another title to the Candy Crush game lineup, “Candy Crush Soda Saga,” for iOS and Android devices and Facebook.
Breakthrough Entertainment has completed a number of sales for its lineup of kids’ TV series in Asia.
Henson Independent Properties has concluded a number of broadcast and digital sales for the preschool series "Lily’s Driftwood Bay."
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