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.
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.
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.
Candlewick Press is planning a yearlong program of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You.
CBS Consumer Products has signed a raft of international deals across several categories for some of its most popular properties.
Australian gifting and stationery story Typo has launched a Peanuts line in partnership with Peanuts Worldwide.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment and its master toy partner Vivid have appointed Headstart International as the local toy distributor in Australia for “Thunderbirds Are Go.”
Feld Motor Sports' Monster Jam has partnered with a number of new Australia-based licensees in preparation for a multi-city Monster Jam tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Mind Candy, the entertainment company behind the Moshi Monsters franchise, globally launched the "World of Warriors" app.
Licensing industry veteran David Born has launched the new clip licensing firm Born Licensing in Australia.
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.
For the first time ever, an official Duff Beer (inspired by “The Simpsons” brew) will be available at retail.
Bulldog Licensing has added Black Mint Licensing as a sub-agent for It’s a Wild Life in Australia and New Zealand.
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