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.
Greeting card designer The London Studio is shifting its business toward a licensing model to allow founder Soula Zavacopoulos more time for creative development.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products held its annual U.K. Achievement Awards Thursday in London to celebrate the top collaborations from the past year.
Iron Gut Publishing has partnered with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity for a collection of artwork featuring the Peter Pan brand.
The U.K. licensing industry charity The Light Fund, is planning a number of new fundraising events, after raising more than £90,000 in 2014.
Garfield licensor Paws, Inc. has teamed with Bare Tree Media to launch digital content featuring the famous feline on messenging apps around the world.
Kennedy Publishing and Koko Media have extended their agreement to include Deer Little Forest in the U.K. preschool magazines Get Busy and Busy Time.
Brand Licensing Europe has announced a raft of new prizes for the winner of this year’s License This! competition, which opens for entries today.
Centum Books is planning a range of titles based on Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World, which will hit cinemas in the U.K. June 12.
Planeta Junior has signed on to represent Motion Pictures' new series "Pumpkin Reports" in Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe.
Toot Enterprises has released the first app for its preschool series "Toot the Tiny Tugboat," which airs on Channel 5’s Milkshake! and Cartoonito in the U.K.
Licensing agency TPA has been appointed to represent app property Pou for licensing in the U.K.
CITV has ordered a second season of the children’s series “Thunderbirds Are Go” from ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures, ahead of the first season’s premiere.
Nemesis Now will unveil its new line of Terminator products in February in advance of the new film in the franchise, Terminator Genisys, which will hit theaters July 1.
DC Thomson’s comic book The Beano has launched its first fully interactive story app "Dennis & Gnasher Adventures."
LEGO Minecraft was voted as the Toy of the Show by media visiting U.K. Toy Fair in London this week.
The Giochi Preziosi Group is showcasing new additions to its toy lines for "World of Warriors," Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Doc McStuffins, Frozen at the Spielwarenmesse.
Giani is debuting its new line of "Great British Bake-Off"-branded appliances this week at Spring Fair in Birmingham, England.
Time Inc.'s Marie Claire magazine has teamed up with Speciality Stores (a subsidiary of the Ocado Group) to develop a beauty retail business in the U.K.
Scholastic has lined up more than a dozen new licensees for the upcoming Sony Pictures Entertainment film, Goosebumps, which will hit theaters Oct. 16.
Smiley has announced a new collaboration with French fashion designer Martine Sitbon and the global release of its sticker book line from Editis.
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