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.
Sesame Workshop has launched a new collection of "Sesame Street" pajamas from Peter Alexander in Australia and New Zealand as part of the show's 45th anniversary.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Global Licensing to represent the TV series "Thunderbirds Are Go" in New Zealand.
BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has partnered with BabyLove to launch a range of "Charlie and Lola"-branded training pants.
Knockout Licensing has signed two new apparel and accessories licensees for Sony Pictures Television's historical drama "Outlander."
DHX Media has tapped The Orchard to distribute more than 8,000 episodes from its library content, as well as newly produced and acquired series.
Atlantyca Entertainment has signed a licensing agreement with Nintendo to create video game themes featuring the Geronimo Stilton brand.
Twentieth Century has appointed Born Licensing to represent its clip licensing business in Australia and New Zealand.
Saban Brands has acquired another new brand for its burgeoning portfolio of fashion and lifestyle properties–the Australian surf brand Piping Hot.
The Australia Post has launched a new collectible stamp pack starring King Features' Betty Boop, in a deal brokered by the brand's regional agent, Merchantwise.
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.
Candlewick Press is planning a yearlong program of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You.
CBS Consumer Products has signed a raft of international deals across several categories for some of its most popular properties.
Australian gifting and stationery story Typo has launched a Peanuts line in partnership with Peanuts Worldwide.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment and its master toy partner Vivid have appointed Headstart International as the local toy distributor in Australia for “Thunderbirds Are Go.”
Feld Motor Sports' Monster Jam has partnered with a number of new Australia-based licensees in preparation for a multi-city Monster Jam tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Mind Candy, the entertainment company behind the Moshi Monsters franchise, globally launched the "World of Warriors" app.
Licensing industry veteran David Born has launched the new clip licensing firm Born Licensing in Australia.
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.
For the first time ever, an official Duff Beer (inspired by “The Simpsons” brew) will be available at retail.
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