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.
Aadarsh, owner of Purple Turtle brand, took home the Licensor of the Year award in the publishing category at the Indian eRetail Congress.
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.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment EVP and GM Rick Glankler has unveiled a new structure for KFE’s Consumer Products division.
Rainbow Group unveiled new plans for its Winx Club brand in China, including a theme park and consumer product program.
The new spin-off company of sourcing and distribution group Li & Fung Limited–Global Brands Group–made its debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange Thursday.
Sotheby’s International has signed an agreement with RealPro Infra Private with the opening of North India Sotheby's International Realty.
A localized version of King Digital Entertainment's hit mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is now available for players in China.
Zodiak Kids has sold Novel Entertainment’s animated children’s TV series “Horrid Henry” to Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific.
Studio 100 International and Buzz Studios have released its first feature film, Maya the Bee: Movie, in select markets.
Williamson-Dickie has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with ID Overseas for to sell Dickies-licensed products in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Gap has opened a flagship store on the Chinese direct sales website JD.com.
Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment have jointly teamed with the Singtel to launch a regional over-the-top streaming video service in Asia.
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