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.
Poeticgem is planning a line of Garfield-branded men’s nightwear in the U.K., in a deal brokered by Bulldog Licensing.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s animated series “Ella the Elephant” and “Grojband” will premiere in the U.K. this month.
Premium drink company Diageo has launched a new whiskey created in partnership with global sporting icon David Beckham.
Viacom International Media Networks has signed a raft of third-party for its Nickelodeon kids' animation and live-action portfolio.
DHX Media has teamed with interactive publisher P2 to create an app for the preschool show “In the Night Garden.”
Cartamundi has added the Disney Planes Wings Around the Globe game box to its offerings for the Disney Planes brand.
Coolabi Group has secured a raft of licensing deals for its fantasy adventure brand Beast Quest.
Turner Broadcasting U.K. will launch truTV, a new general entertainment channel available via digital terrestrial free-to-air, in the U.K. this summer.
DreamWorks Animation has signed a new agreement with clothing specialist Poeticgem to develop an apparel range based on its stable of brands.
Scholastic Media’s TV series “Goosebumps” is now available on iTunes in Canada, the U.K. and Australia for the first time.
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