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.
U.K. novelty company Mask-arade has expanded its team with the appointment of Tanya Folliot as international sales manager.
Guru Studio has made additional sales of its global preschool series “Justin Time” in Sweden, Switzerland, Croatia and Ukraine.
PGS Entertainment has made a raft of sales for the series “The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!” in territories across Europe, Canada and the Middle East.
Rainbow is highlighting two of its most popular properties at the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair this week–Winx Club and Mia and me.
Bulldog Licensing is looking to bring the iconic football publishing brand Shoot to the toy sector.
HIT Entertainment is planning a brand-new CG-animated series featuring Bob the Builder.
ProSieben MAXX’s kids’ programming block YEP! Germany has picked up season two of 4K Media’s “Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal.”
The Juicy Couture brand is expanding its retail presence in Europe with plans to add standalone locations and shop-in-shops.
PGS Entertainment has sold the animated series “Chaplin & Co” to more than 100 territories worldwide.
Lisle international has signed the first two licensees for the new TV series, “Pip Ahoy!,” which is set to debut in September.
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