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.
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.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water has sparked global interest in the brand's TV series from broadcasters around the globe.
Nelvana's CGI boys' preschool series "Trucktown" has been picked up by the German children's broadcaster Super RTL and will begin airing later this year.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products has appointed Copyright Promotions Licensing Group as its new consumer products agent in the Nordics and CEE.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has awarded independent U.K. publisher Centum Books the U.K. master format license for the upcoming film Minions.
Morgen Studios has appointed licensing agents to represent its animated series "Super 4" and the brand that inspired it, Playmobil, in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Fashion label Psycho Bunny has signed a multi-year deal with the Japanese licensee Itochu to develop an upscale accessories program.
Hoho Rights has teamed with Immediate Media to launch a one-off magazine special featuring the CBeebies series “Cloudbabies.”
Turner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of vice president of media distribution, EMEA.
Bulldog Licensing has added two new partners for TV ad star Monkey, who reached icon status after his double act with Johnny Vegas hit the airwaves.
Toy company Dracco continues to make strides in the boys’ and girls’ markets with its Filly and Zombie Zity brands.
Mattel and its subsidiary HIT Entertainment honored the company’s top U.K. licensees at its recent Country Conference and inaugural Licensing Awards.
Baskin-Robbins and its partner Boardwalk Frozen Treats have added new products to the ice cream chain’s retail line.
Brands with Influence has been appointed to create a licensing program for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Knockout Licensing has added three new licensees for the social media canine sensation Boo–The World’s Cutest Dog.
American-style baking brand The Hummingbird Bakery is kicking off its licensing program with giftwares from Scoop Designs.
King Features Syndicate is showcasing its new client, the digital brand Theo & Beau, at Licensing Expo this week in Las Vegas, Nev.
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