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.
Iconix Europe is bringing U.S. streetwear brand Mossimo to Europe through a new direct-to-retail deal with Blue Inc.
Entertainment One Licensing has signed new toy and publishing partners for Peppa Pig in France.
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.
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