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.
PGS Entertainment has made a number of new sales for its kids’ superhero series “Ladybug” (26 x 26).
Nickelodeon has partnered with Nice Events to produce its third year of the family friendly music festival in Australia, Slimefest.
The producers of “Thunderbirds are Go” have released an exclusive image from the production of the brand-new series “Tracy Island.”
Australian skin care line Cancer Council Sunscreens has unveiled its Peppa Pig Kids SPF 50+ sunscreens.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products has signed a number of new deals for its two most popular preschool series, "Paw Patrol" and “Dora and Friends.”
Parragon has been named Disney's 2014 Licensee of the Year in Australia
Henson Independent Properties has concluded a number of broadcast and digital sales for the preschool series "Lily’s Driftwood Bay."
DHX Brands has appointed Haven as the licensing agent for the all-new "Teletubbies" program in Australia and New Zealand.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Campbell Lennox as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us, Australia.
Preston Kevin Lewis has been promoted to general manager of Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K. and Ireland.
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