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.
Perfetti Van Melle has appointed Beanstalk as the exclusive licensing agency in Greater China for its iconic lollipop brand Chupa Chups.
Tempur Sealy International has bought back its Sealy brand rights in Japan from its former licensee in the region.
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.
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