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.
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.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment are planning to set a world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes.
Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products unveiled its long-term consumer products strategy and key partnerships at its Australian upfront event Wednesday.
DHX Brands has appointed Haven as the licensing agent for the all-new "Teletubbies" program in Australia and New Zealand.
In partnership with a number of global producers including DHX Media and FremantleMedia, Netflix is adding five new animated and live-action kids' series.
Lawless Entertainment has sold its "Olive the Ostrich" animated series to the "PlayKids" mobile video platform.
Entertainment One Licensing has added a raft of new deals for Peppa Pig in Australia in a range of categories including toys, homewares and food.
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.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has secured several broadcast deals for its latest original comedy series, “Endangered Species” (52 x 11).
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.
Debbie Sterling, the founder and chief executive officer of the girls' construction toy brand GoldieBlox, talks to Bugg Toys and Licensing about her innovative toy concept.
Epic Rights has signed a number of international licensing agents to represent its roster of clients in specific markets around the globe.
Actor Marta Dusseldorp, celebrity trainer Commando Steve and television host Jules Sebastian attended the Australian premiere of “Dora and Friends: Into The City.”
Saban Brands has added the Australian fashion brand Mambo to its growing portfolio of lifestyle brands.
The New Zealand Mint is kicking off the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds with a new collectible coins series.
AG Properties has renewed its partnerships with 14 licensing agents worldwide for its five signature brands.
Australian national airline Qantas has partnered with Nickelodeon for complimentary in-flight play packs.
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