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.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
ITV has given a sneak peek at some of the re-imagined characters in its upcoming series "Thunderbirds Are Go," based on the classic Gerry Anderson brand.
Santoro has signed a host of new licensees and launched several new lines for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe.
Publisher Pedigree is entering the education sector with a new range of titles featuring content from educational publisher Letts.
German manufacturer Rodenstock has signed on to create eyewear for German fashion designer Jil Sander.
Maya Studio has appointed the IP management company Consumer Product Connection to develop a licensing program for its brands in Europe and the East.
Turner Classic Movies has partnered with Euro Ceramica to launch a tabletop collection inspired by the film An American in Paris.
Seven Canada has launched the first product for its character brand Baby Animals–a toy line from Cefa Toys, a division of KD Group.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair will return for its eighth edition March 30 to April 1, running parallel to the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
In partnership with a number of global producers including DHX Media and FremantleMedia, Netflix is adding five new animated and live-action kids' series.
Children’s magazine publisher Redan Publishing has welcomed back Jessica McKnight as sales and marketing director.
CBeebies has appointed the licensing agency Brands with Influence to represent its new series “Swashbuckle” in the U.K.
Zodiak Kids has appointed FranceTV Distribution to manage the licensing of its new animated series “Lolirock” in France and French-speaking territories.
Coolabi Group has finalized a publishing agreement with Penguin for its upcoming animated series “Clangers.”
Carte Blanche Group has added a new licensed apparel partner for its Tiny Tatty Teddy nursery brand.
Endemol has acquired the international drama production company Artists Studio, which produces “The Fall.”
The Pokémon Company International debuted a new feature-length animated film at MIPTV Monday.
U.K. children’s research and consulting firm The Pineapple Lounge is planning to open a U.S. division and has Cheryl Gotthelf to lead it.
Studio 100 will raise the curtain on its new musical production of the turbulent background of World War One Sunday in Belgium.
Irish apparel retailer Primark is planning to open its first U.S. store in Boston, Mass.
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