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 Natural Sapphire Company of New York has sent the royals a special gift to celebrate their birth of the new princess.
RMS International has picked up Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants brand for a range of toys and craft items in the U.K. and Ireland.
Brand Licensing Europe has launched The BLE Blog, which will feature insights and opinions on the European licensing sector.
M&M's World stores in New York, Las Vegas, London and Orlando are featuring a wide range of special Star Wars merchandise to celebrate Star Wars Day on Monday.
DC Thomson has unveiled a raft of brand collaborations that will bring the iconic British teen magazine, Jackie, to a contemporary audience.
Santoro has added two new product lines for two of its art brands–Mirabelle and Kori Kumi.
Rainbow is planning the first-ever "Winx Club" reunion, which will take place in Jesolo, Italy, (near Venice) from Sept. 3-6.
Nurture Rights has appointed IVS Group as the U.K. master plush partner for its pre-school brand, Dinosaur Roar!.
4K Media has sold season one of the new series "Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V" to K2, an Italian kids’ channel owned by Discovery Italy.
Brandgenuity has appointed independent licensing company Rocket as the pan-European agent for Gas Monkey Garage brand.
Casual dining chain TGI Friday's has extended and expanded its partnership with Inventure Foods in a new agreement that will grow the brand’s snack food line.
BBC has bought a second season of the Silvergate Media’s animated preschool series “Peter Rabbit.”
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.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment is readying for the U.K. consumer product launch for Platinum Films’ boys’ property “Matt Hatter Chronicles.”
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has appointed two new agents for its film and TV properties in Italy, France, Australia and New Zealand.
American music brand Fender has launched its European licensing program with two new licensees for apparel and wall art.
Activision continues to expand the worldwide footprint for its Skylanders brand with a series of new publishing deals.
The Smiley Company has signed a new deal with Bic that will see disposable Bic lighters adorned with different Smiley face images and slogans.
Mask-arade has launched a new range of officially licensed WWE facemasks.
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