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.
The Walt Disney Company and Swarovski have launched "Cinderella: The Exhibition" in London, showcasing costumes and props from the new movie, Cinderella.
McDonald's is promoting Zodiak Kids’ children’s series “LoliRock” in France this month with a new Happy Meal offering.
East London cycling shop Brick Lane Bikes has teamed with Italian cycling apparel brand Pella Sportswear for a co-branded clothing range.
Sunrise Brands has sold its North American license for the Superdry retail brand to Superdry’s parent company, SuperGroup.
Santoro has signed a roster of new deals for its art and design brands including Gorjuss, Willow and Mirabelle.
Mask-arade has launched a new range of Star Wars masks in partnership with the brand's licensee, Rubie's Masquerade.
Novel Entertainment has teamed with P2 Entertainment to launch a new game app based on the CITV series "Horrid Henry."
Licensees are continuing to line up for ITV's reboot of the classic Gerry Anderson series "Thunderbirds."
Sculptures of Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep will be dotting iconic sites across London this spring as part of a Shaun in the City arts trail.
Planeta Junior has tapped PHB to develop a new range of children's oral care products featuring the characters of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar.
Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products has appointed licensing agent TLC to exclusively represent its brands across Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Toei Animation will unveil its new reboot of the Sailor Moon franchise, "Sailor Moon Crystal" this week at Brand Licensing Europe.
Saban Brands and Crayola have entered a new global partnership to produce a coloring and activity line of Power Rangers products.
Bulls Licensing has launched its new look and feel at this year’s Brand Licensing Europe.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products has signed a number of new deals for its two most popular preschool series, "Paw Patrol" and “Dora and Friends.”
Zodiak Kids will debut Marathon Media’s brand-new production “Get Blake!,” a new cartoon-style comedy developed in partnership with Nickelodeon and Gulli.
Nickeloden’s top shows continue to score licensing deals throughout the world.
Withit Licensing has renewed their contract with Jumbo, the biggest toy store chain in Greece, for a product range featuring artwork from the lifestyle brand Joey & Joy.
U.K. sports brand Extreme's energy drink, Extreme Energy, is now available in more than 3,000 bars and clubs across the U.K.
Kip & Sew, the new premium sub-brand of licensee Character World, is planning luxury bedding ranges featuring Disney and Marvel characters in the U.K.
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