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.
Activision Publishing has revealed the newest installment to the Skylanders gaming franchise.
Aardman continues to build the licensing program for Shaun the Sheep with new apparel deals.
VMC has signed on to create a range of LIFE-branded fashion accessories inspired by the publishing brand.
Sanrio is launching Hello Kitty’s first permanent attraction in Europe at the Drusillas Park zoo in East Sussex, England.
21st Century Fox confirmed Thursday that it is planning to form a TV production joint venture with Apollo Global Management.
Pepsi debuted its inaugural Live for Now capsule collection of apparel and accessories at Bloomingdale’s in New York City Wednesday.
Walmart Stores has promoted Shelley Broader to executive vice president, president and chief executive officer of Walmart EMEA.
Big Tent Entertainment has appointed Coolabi as Domo's licensing agent in the U.K. and Ireland.
Brand Licensing Europe is looking to build on the success of last year’s showwith new brands and by adding to its roster of unique show features.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA, in partnership with DC Entertainment, has unveiled new artwork for its collaboration between Sanrio’s Hello Kitty and DC Comics.
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