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.
Life Like Touring, which develops children’s live entertainment, has appointed Antonio Huab as vice president, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, is planning a new CGI feature-length Thomas & Friends special that will provide a new track for the brand’s licensing partners.
Vancouver-based Big Bad Boo Studios struck a deal with Kingston-based TV Jamaica to air the children’s television series “1001 Nights.”
Merchantwise has been appointed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment to manage the licensing program of the new “Thunderbirds Are Go!” TV series in Australia.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Dianne Guerreiro as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us, Australia.
Global publisher Parragon Books has partnered with Platinum Films to publish a range of activity formats for "Matt Hatter Chronicles" in Australia, the U.K. and South Africa.
The Perth Mint is honoring "Star Trek: The Original Series" with the release of two silver commemorative coins, under license by CBS Consumer Products.
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.
Scholastic Media’s TV series “Goosebumps” is now available on iTunes in Canada, the U.K. and Australia for the first time.
Atlantyca Entertainment has teamed with Millennium Entertainment International of Singapore to produce live shows based on the Geronimo Stilton brand in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
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