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.
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.
Iconix Brand Group has acquired the remaining 50 percent of its joint venture Iconix China from partner Novel Fashion Brands Limited for $56.4 million.
Platinum Films has struck a three-season deal for “Matt Hatter Chronicles” with Cartoon Network in Asia.
Viacom International Media Networks Asia is collaborating with SMIT to launch the online edutainment platform My Nick Jr. in China.
Westinghouse Electric Corporation has partnered with Shanghai ICSON to bring Westinghouse-branded small home appliances to mainland China.
Outfit7 has announced a raft of licensing deals for its flagship family brand Talking Tom and Friends.
Lionsgate and online commerce company Alibaba Group have joined forces to launch a subscription TV and movie streaming service for mainland China.
Entertainment One Licensing will continue its partnership with Character Options, following the renewal of its license as master toy partner for Peppa Pig.
Scripps Networks Interactive has announced plans to launch U.S. home lifestyle channel HGTV in Singapore.
Authentic Brands Group has signed an exclusive agreement with Indian distributor Reliance Brands to bring Juicy Couture to India.
Atlantyca Entertainment has gained a host of broadcast sales post-Mipcom 2014 for a variety of their key distribution properties.
Disney has unveiled new details of the Shanghai Disney Resort including a Toy Story-themed hotel, Magic Kingdom-style theme park and Disneytown shopping district.
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