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.
RJM Licensing will represent The Country Diary of an Edwarian Lady for the home décor and stationery market in the U.S. and Canada.
Iron Gut Publishing, which recently released a line of limited edition collectible artwork for the iconic French teething toy, Sophie la girafe, has expanded the line's distribution.
To complement its line of heritage-inspired furniture, the University of Oxford has signed a new home décor licensee.
PQube and Scarab Entertainment will release "Hello Kitty & Sanrio Friends 3D Racing" on Nintendo 3DS systems this winter in Europe.
Platinum Films has signed a deal with Cartoon Network to air “Matt Hatter Chronicles” in the Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe.
As part of its corporate global branding strategy launched last year, DreamWorks Animation is
overhauling its agency model to further penetrate local markets throughout the EMEA.
Liverpool football club has opened an office in London, strengthening its commercial partnership offering.
Outfit7 has teamed up wit Mythology Entertainment to bring its Talking Tom and Friends digital brand to theaters.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced the first licensing partners for its new series “Thunderbirds Are Go.”
Last Saturday at MIPJunior, License! Global global editorial director Tony Lisanti hosting a seminar on licensing for the new generation of plugged-in audiences.
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