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.
Licensing agency Dream Theatre is partnering with Adidas to develop the licensing business of the Italian football team AC Milan in India.
Coty has tapped Li & Fung to distribute some of its power brands in China including adidas, Rimmel and Playboy.
Following an international tour, “Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys” will debut in Hong Kong next month.
Smiley will open its first-ever pop-up shop this week in the Causeway Bay shopping district, Hong Kong.
Aadarsh signed with Chinese children’s book publisher Hebei Children’s Publishing House to produce a line of books and products in China for Purple Turtle.
OuiDO! Productions is producing an all-new TV series based on the Japanese brand Monchhichi and the company has tapped PGS to represent the show for distribution.
Tiger Aspect has appointed two new licensing agents in preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Bean brand and the launch of a new animated series.
Lawless Entertainment and Dina Asia Pacific have made a deal with Shanghai Pin Shi Fushi for a line of children’s apparel featuring Suzy’s Zoo.
U.S. wine company Delicato Family Vineyards has released the eighth edition of its Elvis the King of Rock N’ Roll Cabernet Sauvignon.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association announced the winners of the 2015 LIMA Asian Licensing Awards at the Hong Kong International Licensing Show Monday.
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