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.
San-X is taking the Asian character Rilakkuma global with new international licensing agents and licensees.
The Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers will take part in the National Basketball Association's NBA Global Games China event this October.
Disney Junior has picked up the Turkish production “Limon and Oli” for 111 different markets across Poland, South Africa, Greece, Romania, the Middle East and CEE.
PGS Entertainment has secured a raft of sales for, "Super 4," the animated series inspired by the Playmobil brand.
LMCA is bringing the Westinghouse Electric Corp. brand to another new category– home water purification.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has appointed Dream Theatre as its new licensing agent in India.
Nintendo has entered into a strategic partnership with mobile game developer DeNA for game apps based on its IP and to launch a new multi-device gaming service.
Mercis is collaborating with retailer Uniqlo for a kidswear collection featuring Dick Bruna's Miffy, as the storybook character celebrates her 60th anniversary this year.
Outfit7 has signed five new licensing deals in territories around the world for its suite of mobile properties, Talking Tom and Friends.
The Walt Disney Company Japan will put on a D23 Expo in Japan this year, created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.
AG Properties has renewed its partnerships with 14 licensing agents worldwide for its five signature brands.
PVH has tapped TS Commerce to manufacture, sell, distribute and promote apparel and accessories for the Van Heusen brand in Korea.
King Digital Entertainment has appointed a global network of 10 new licensing agents to represent its game franchises.
Snap Creative and its in-theater division SnapCo are planning five promotional toy programs at movie theaters worldwide this summer.
MTV and Aloft Hotels have launched an Asia Pacific edition of the talent show competition “Project Aloft Star.”
Mars Retail Group has opened its first M&M’S World store in Asia.
The stars of the animated TV shows "Shaun the Sheep" and "Timmy Time" will soon be encouraging flocks of children around the world to learn English.
Zodiak Kids has sold Marathon Media's production “Lolirock” to territories across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, and licensing deals in France.
DC Comics characters are taking over GungHo Online Entertainment’s mobile game “Puzzle & Dragons” this week.
Entertainment One Licensing has unveiled new consumer products and broadcasting deals for "Peppa Pig" in Asia.
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