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.
Debbie Sterling, the founder and chief executive officer of the girls' construction toy brand GoldieBlox, talks to Bugg Toys and Licensing about her innovative toy concept.
Epic Rights has signed a number of international licensing agents to represent its roster of clients in specific markets around the globe.
Actor Marta Dusseldorp, celebrity trainer Commando Steve and television host Jules Sebastian attended the Australian premiere of “Dora and Friends: Into The City.”
Saban Brands has added the Australian fashion brand Mambo to its growing portfolio of lifestyle brands.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has secured several broadcast deals for its latest original comedy series, “Endangered Species” (52 x 11).
DC Thomson Consumer Products has teamed with John Hornby Skewes for a line of musical instruments that features characters from The Beano.
Coolabi has started production on its brand new stop-motion animated series for 8- to 10-year-olds, “Scream Street” (52 x 11), with co-production partner Factory TM.
Target Australia will launch a kitchen range by celebrity chef Curtis Stone on Sept. 25.
Brands with Influence has signed on to manage the brand licensing of BBC Worldwide's tween/teen show "The Next Step."
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