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.
Disney Interactive and Disney Channel have teamed with Little Orbit to develop video games based on Planes: Fire & Rescue and the tween telenovela “Violetta.”
King Digital Entertainment has appointed a global network of 10 new licensing agents to represent its game franchises.
DHX Media has signed a home entertainment deal for the children’s television show "In The Night Garden” in Australia.
Cartoon Network Enterprises has teamed with Bandai Namco Games Europe and Little Orbit for the third installment in the "Adventure Time" video game franchise.
Little Airplane Productions has made a trio of broadcast sales for its Small Potatoes franchise.
Atlantyca Entertainment has gained a host of broadcast sales post-Mipcom 2014 for a variety of their key distribution properties.
The Joester Loria Group and Eric Carle Studio premiered the new live show "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Other Timeless Stories" in Australia this month.
Dentsu Entertainment USA and TV Tokyo have partnered with Hasbro to bring the Japanese multi-media franchise Yo-Kai Watch to new markets.
Activision Publishing has revealed the newest installment to the Skylanders gaming franchise.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has appointed two new agents for its film and TV properties in Italy, France, Australia and New Zealand.
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