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.
Russell Corp has teamed with Sesame Workshop to create a range of official Australian Football League Sherrin co-branded footballs.
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.
Mattel has tapped Parragon Books to develop a publishing program for its new toy brand Ever After High, which launched in October 2013.
Atlantyca Entertainment has sold seasons one and two of its animated series “Geronimo Stilton” in Australia and New Zealand to Network 10.
Discovery Consumer Products has renewed its longstanding direct-to-retail partnership with Toys 'R' Us U.S. and Toys 'R' Us Australia.
Bright Star Characters has appointed Just Licensing Australia to represent its Popcorn the Bear brand for licensing in Australia and New Zealand.
Animation series “YooHoo & Friends,” is continuing to increase its brand presence across the globe.
Entertainment One Family has secured broadcast agreements around the globe for more than 100 hours of its children’s programming.
Paws, Inc. has signed a range of new apparel licensees in the U.S., Brazil, Australia, Canada, the Middle East and France for Garfield.
In partnership with a number of global producers including DHX Media and FremantleMedia, Netflix is adding five new animated and live-action kids' series.
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.
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