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.
Aurora World’s YooHoo & Friends brand will serve as the exclusive sponsor of the Children's Zoo at the Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Surry.
Bulls Licensing, worldwide agent for the Moomins heritage brand, has appointed The Agency to represent the property in France and Benelux.
Lisle International Licensing has tapped Egmont U.K. to create a full publishing program for its game app “Temple Run.”
Silvergate Media’s preschool brand Octonauts is partnering with the U.K.'s Marine Conservation Society.
Watchmaker Bulova is planning a series of co-branded watches as part of its three-year sponsorship agreement with Manchester United.
Silvergate Media is promoting Peter Rabbit this Easter in a national U.K. campaign.
Guru Studio has announced new broadcast partnerships with Cartoonito in Italy and Netflix in Latin America for “Justin Time.”
Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce is making its Irish debut at Smyths Toys Superstores this month in the third stop on the brand’s European retail tour.
Limon and Oli's publishing and licensing representative Mart Agency has signed two new partners for the classic Turkish comic strip brand.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has outlined a number of new franchise developments aimed at maintaining Scooby-Doo’s position as top dog in the U.K.
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