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.
Broadcasters across China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Korea have signed up for multiple seasons of Nickelodeon’s top series.
Betty Boop and her younger self, Baby Boop, are adding some sparkle to children’s fashion this season, with a new line of apparel from Monnalisa.
Newsweek has partnered with Empirical Media to pursue foreign license agreements for Newsweek and Newsweek.com around the world.
Viz Media has added several new partners for the popular Naruto Shippuden manga and anime property.
The Seoul Character & Licensing Fair is gearing up for another year, with the show set to take place July 16-18 at the Coex exhibition hall in Seoul, South Korea.
Lawless Entertainment and Dina Asia Pacific Company have struck a deal with Suzy’s Zoo, children’s illustrations from artist Suzy Spafford, and Teammate Hong Kong.
Cartoon Network Enterprises has teamed with Bandai Namco Games Europe and Little Orbit for the third installment in the "Adventure Time" video game franchise.
Genius Brands International has sold its children's series “Thomas Edison's Secret Lab” and "Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club” to Discovery Kids Asia.
Psycho Bunny has tapped A Squared Entertainment to extend its men's apparel brand into new categories, new demographics and new territories.
DHX Brands has signed a deal with Egmont Publishing for the international rights to produce children’s books and magazines based on the Teletubbies brand.
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