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.
The Five Mile Press will launch a new range of Garfield books beginning this October in Australia and New Zealand.
Big Tent Entertainment has added three more licensees to the roster of partners for its Domo/Ghostbusters mash-up.
Haven Licensing is expanding its collaboration with the Australian Football League to create co-branded Sesame Street merchandise for 17 of the league’s teams.
Crosby Brand Management Group has signed on to represent the Bruce Lee brand as a sub-agent of United Talent Agency in Asia Pacific.
Australian automaker GM Holden has appointed TPF as the global licensing agent for its stable of brands including Holden, Holden Special Vehicles and the Holden Racing Team.
PVH Corp. and Gazal are expanding the scope of their Australian joint venture with the addition of the Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen and Nancy Ganz businesses in the region.
Nickelodeon has sold both new and old episodes of the "SpongeBob SquarePants" TV series to new broadcasters around the world.
DC Thomson Consumer Products has teamed with John Hornby Skewes for a line of musical instruments that features characters from The Beano.
Coolabi has started production on its brand new stop-motion animated series for 8- to 10-year-olds, “Scream Street” (52 x 11), with co-production partner Factory TM.
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