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.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA and Sanrio have launched two new product collections for their DC Comics X Hello Kitty collaboration.
Cartamundi is planning for a cold summer with the launch of a three-in-one pack of card games inspired by Disney’s Frozen.
Tattiemoon, creators of the CBeebies series "Woolly and Tig," has inked two new publishing deals for the brand.
Phil Carroll is has joined Pedigree Books as the interim head of sales for the annuals and yearbooks publisher.
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.
Plug-in Media’s first original IP project, “Tee and Mo,” has been bought by CBeebies.
Cartoon Network Enterprises will take its upcoming show launches like “The Powerpuff Girls” to international levels in 2015.
Now in its 16th year, Brand Licensing Europe is focusing on service in the licensing community and beyond.
BBC Worldwide has signed on to become the official licensing and merchandise agent for the Sooty brand in Australia and New Zealand.
A new range of University of Oxford-inspired menswear will launch in M&S this week under the Blue Harbour brand.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA recognized its top licensees last night at the second annual Golden Bunny Awards.
Zodiak Kids has sold Marathon Media's production “Lolirock” to territories across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, and licensing deals in France.
Genius Brands International is continuing to expand the reach of its series, “Secret Millionaires Club,” “Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab” and movie Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 (Slam 7).
Bulldog Licensing has signed on to represent Moose Toys' Shopkins, the new girls’ grocery-themed collectible toy range, in the U.K.
“Breaking Bad” characters Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are the top-selling licensed masks of the third quarter for Mask-arade.
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