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.
Activision Publishing has revealed the newest installment to the Skylanders gaming franchise.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has appointed two new agents for its film and TV properties in Italy, France, Australia and New Zealand.
Players in Australia's National Rugby League will wear an exclusive line of Marvel Super Hero-themed jerseys at the Round 21 games in August.
Haven Licensing will now represent Artestar and manage the licensing of its art, design and pop culture brands in Australia and New Zealand.
Zodiak Kids has sold Novel Entertainment’s animated children’s TV series “Horrid Henry” to Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific.
Toys ‘R’ Us continues to expand in 2014 with plans to open 90 stores worldwide, including 22 locations in China.
The biggest names in tennis took center court Saturday alongside Nickelodeon characters at the sold out Australian Open Kids Tennis Day in Melbourne.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has appointed Merchantwise as its new licensing agent in Australia and New Zealand.
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.
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