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.
Beanstalk is expanding its territorial reach through a new strategic partnership with Indian brand licensing agency The Wild East Group.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and 3DBA are helping to cool down a resort in Jakarta, Indonesia, with an Ice Age-themed attraction.
The National Basketball Association and sports and fashion retailer Jabong have launched the first official NBA online store in India–NBAStore.in.
CBS Consumer Products has signed a raft of international deals across several categories for some of its most popular properties.
Kraft is teaming up with King Features’ Popeye brand for a program to promote Kraft Kireteru Cheese in Japan.
Imira Entertainment has taken worldwide distribution rights (excluding Austria and China) for the live-action series "Austrian Tom Turbo" (188 x 26).
For the first time, Activision will bring the full console experience of its kids' game and action figure line, Skylanders, to tablets.
The Weddings and Resorts division of lifestyle brand kathy ireland Worldwide has expanded outside of the U.S. for the first time.
Viz Media Europe has appointed three new directors.
Rovio Entertainment has entered into an agreement with China’s Guogou Group to build nine Angry Birds family entertainment centers over the course of four years.
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