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.
British children's publisher Ladybird Books has challenged students from the London College of Communication to re-imagine its brand as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Custom sportswear manufacturer Scimitar Sports has teamed up with U.K. confectionery company Swizzels for a range of apparel featuring some of its top candy brands.
CBeebies has commissioned a seventh season of Zodiak Kids' "Mister Maker" series.
CBBC has ordered two more seasons of Zig Zag Productions' kids' game show, "Ultimate Brain" (10x30), a remake of a popular Japanese game show from NTV.
Genius Brands International has made a number of new sales for its portfolio of original content including Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 and the library of "Baby Genius" videos and music.
DC Thomson Consumer Products' book, The Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Menace Day, is one of 10 books selected as World Book Day title.
Kid Kreations, the master toy licensee for Hacker T Dog, has unveiled its new toy line for the CBBC character.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, part of DHX Media, has extended its footprint in Europe with the opening of offices in the Nordics and Central and Eastern Europe.
Children around the world can now learn English with the help of Aardman Animations' character Timmy in the new "Learning Time with Timmy" app.
Cartoon Network and footwear brand Dr. Martens drew a crowd Saturday with a "bounce mob" in London to celebrate the new "Adventure Time" boot range.
Nine West, a division of The Jones Group, and the fashion magazine InStyle are expanding their limited edition footwear collaboration.
Men’s Health U.K. magazine is expanding its licensing efforts in the U.K. and Europe with new deals for fitness equipment and beef jerky.
Coolabi Group is bringing its fantasy adventure brand Beast Quest to the digital world in a new a deal with Miniclip.
Egmont Publishing is planning to release the first-ever app for the iconic British children’s book series Mr. Men & Little Miss.
Bright Star Characters and its licensing agent Kaynak Licensing have signed a new deal with Alfa Defter in Turkey for the Popcorn the Bear brand.
Mercis has partnered with the animation studio Blue-Zoo to produce a brand-new 52 x 7-minute animated TV series for the Miffy brand.
Prava I Prevodi has taken the TV and home entertainment rights for Planeta Junior and Nottingham Forest’s kids series “Sendokai Champions.”
Lima Sky has appointed Danish firm INK as licensing agent in the Nordics and Eastern Europe for its mobile game “Doodle Jump.”
Three licensing executives conquered the London Marathon and raised more than £6,700 for The Light Fund.
Technicolor’s new children’s animated series “Atomic Puppet” has been pre-sold to France Télévisions.
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