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.
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.
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.
Dentsu Entertainment USA and TV Tokyo have partnered with Hasbro to bring the Japanese multi-media franchise Yo-Kai Watch to new markets.
Saban Brands has signed The Mercer House as the global footwear licensee for Macbeth and appointed apparel partners in North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Carte Blanche Australia will launch its line of Moshi Monsters Moshlings plush next week following a 2013 licensing deal with Mind Candy late last year.
Scholastic Media’s TV series “Goosebumps” is now available on iTunes in Canada, the U.K. and Australia for the first time.
Atlantyca Entertainment has teamed with Millennium Entertainment International of Singapore to produce live shows based on the Geronimo Stilton brand in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Sanrio sponsored High Tea events at the Langham Hotel in Melbourne during the July school holidays, in a deal brokered by Haven Licensing.
DHX Media has made a number of sales to broadcasters worldwide of its comedy-drama series "Hank Zipzer" (26 x 30), currently in its second season.
Acamar Films has signed a wide range of new international licensing partners for its children’s television show “Bing.”
Turner Broadcasting has picked up DHX Media's new CG reboot of the classic kids' cartoon "Inspector Gadget" across EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Bare Tree Media will create a range of mobile stickers, virtual goods and a photo app featuring the Australian koala character Smiling Bear.
Platinum Films has appointed Big Balloon as its Australian toy partner for the animated adventure series, “Matt Hatter Chronicles.”
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment EVP and GM Rick Glankler has unveiled a new structure for KFE’s Consumer Products division.
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