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.
Iconix Europe, the joint venture between Iconix Brand Group and TLC, has signed a direct-to-retail deal to bring the Brooklyn’s Own by Rocawear brand to Europe.
The Leolandia amusement park just outside of Milan, Italy, opened the doors to The World of Peppa Pig (Il Mondo di Peppa Pig) last weekend.
Rainbow is highlighting its top brands including "Winx Club" and "Mia and me" at both the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this week.
The National Gallery Company has paired with SEB UK to create high-quality reproductions of some of its most iconic paintings.
Viz Media Europe has acquired the rights to the Japanese brand "Yo-Kai Watch" for TV, home entertainment/VOD, licensing and merchandising in Europe, Russia and Africa.
Dublin-based animation studio Geronimo has tapped Brands with Influence to manage the licensing program for its new preschool series "Nelly and Nora."
Atlantyca Entertainment has signed a licensing agreement with Nintendo to create video game themes featuring the Geronimo Stilton brand.
Bulls Licensing and Moomin Characters are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Moomin publishing brand this week at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy.
Bedding and homewares licensee Character World has appointed Lindsey Bonney as head of supply chain operations for the EMEA region.
The Walt Disney Company and Swarovski have launched "Cinderella: The Exhibition" in London, showcasing costumes and props from the new movie, Cinderella.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed former BBC Worldwide EVP Ian McDonough as senior vice president and managing director, Northern Europe.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has secured several broadcast deals for its latest original comedy series, “Endangered Species” (52 x 11).
London’s Natural History Museum has added two new product partners for its annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Nigel Pickard is stepping down from his role as chief executive officer of Zodiak U.K. Kids and chair of The Foundation.
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.
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