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.
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.
The New Zealand Mint is kicking off the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds with a new collectible coins series.
Perfetti Van Melle and Aspire Brands are bringing together their brands Chupa Chups and Lip Smacker for a range of beauty products.
Jihee Nam has been named vice president and general manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand.
Studio 100 International has teamed with the Australian Post to promote its animated series “Blinky Bill.”
For the first time, Activision will bring the full console experience of its kids' game and action figure line, Skylanders, to tablets.
Bandai Namco Games Europe has launched the "Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle" video game for Nintendo 3DS in Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.
For the fourth year in a row, Nickelodeon has partnered with The National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia for a SpongeBob SquarePants promotion.
The advertising-campaign-turned-brand Dumb Ways to Die continues to build its licensing program with the addition Australian publisher The Five Mile Press.
New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has invested in the digital company, BeyondTheStory, which specializes in interactive technology for e-books.
ZDF Enterprises has secured a number of new international sales for preschool series “Q Pootle 5.”
The Five Mile Press will launch a new range of Garfield books beginning this October in Australia and New Zealand.
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