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.
Tohokushinsha Film Corporation has taken the Japanese television and distribution rights for ITVS GE's "Thunderbirds Are Go" in Japan.
Garfield licensor Paws, Inc. has teamed with Bare Tree Media to launch digital content featuring the famous feline on messenging apps around the world.
Cartoon Network Enterprises' "Ben 10" franchise won the award for Best Licensor of the Year in the entertainment category at the fourth annual Indian Retail and E-Retail Awards.
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.
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.
Outfit7 has appointed Dream Theatre to represent its digital brand Talking Tom and Friends in India.
Melco Crown Entertainment unveiled plans for a new entertainment resort in Macau that will heavily feature DC Comics’ and Warner Bros.’ classic characters.
©2015 ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved.