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.
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.
Hoho Entertainment has tapped Global Solutions for Clothing to produce a collection of "CloudBabies" costumes under its Pretend to Bee brand in the U.K.
For the first time Disney Store U.K. will offer fans a range of Star Wars products at locations across the country.
Kaptiva Sports, which has been offering FC Barcelona soccer camps across the U.S. for seven years, will open the first FCBEscola soccer academy in the U.S.
Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have formed a 50:50 joint venture to acquire international television producer and distributor All3Media.
Toy State has secured the worldwide rights to remote-control toy manufacturer Nikko by acquiring its Asian and European operations.
Mask-arade has unveiled a new line of WWE facemasks featuring well-known personalities of the professional wrestling league.
Arsenal Football Club and Puma have unveiled additional details of the extensive licensing rights included in their recent partnership agreement.
JJ&C is planning a new range of National Geographic-branded luggage in a worldwide deal brokered by IMG Licensing.
Zodiak Media has appointed former ITV Studios Global Entertainment executive Jean-Philippe Randisi as CEO of Zodiak Kids.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment returns to Licensing Expo with ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ and a significantly larger portfolio.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has inked its 50th licensee for the children's animated series "Slugterra"–Panini.
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