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.
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.
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.
Australian national airline Qantas has partnered with Nickelodeon for complimentary in-flight play packs.
Gaumont Animation has signed a number of international broadcast deals for its TV series “Lanfeust Quest,” an adaptation of the comic and manga franchise Lanfeust of Troy.
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."
SLR Productions’ live action series “Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures” is now airing on Cartoon Network Australia weekdays on Monday at 7:00 pm.
The Pokémon Company International has hired Monika Salazar as its new director of licensing.
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.
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.
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