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.
Brandgenuity has appointed independent licensing company Rocket as the pan-European agent for Gas Monkey Garage brand.
Hoho Rights has signed Zippy to create baby and toddler clothing featuring its preschool series "CloudBabies" in the U.K.
Aadarsh, owner of Purple Turtle brand, took home the Licensor of the Year award in the publishing category at the Indian eRetail Congress.
Bulldog Licensing has hired Helena Mansell-Stopher as retail licensing director.
Greeting card designer The London Studio is shifting its business toward a licensing model to allow founder Soula Zavacopoulos more time for creative development.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products held its annual U.K. Achievement Awards Thursday in London to celebrate the top collaborations from the past year.
Iron Gut Publishing has partnered with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity for a collection of artwork featuring the Peter Pan brand.
The U.K. licensing industry charity The Light Fund, is planning a number of new fundraising events, after raising more than £90,000 in 2014.
Garfield licensor Paws, Inc. has teamed with Bare Tree Media to launch digital content featuring the famous feline on messenging apps around the world.
Kennedy Publishing and Koko Media have extended their agreement to include Deer Little Forest in the U.K. preschool magazines Get Busy and Busy Time.
ITV has acquired Talpa Media, the Dutch entertainment company behind hit formats such as "The Voice," "The Voice Kids" and "Dating In The Dark."
Bulldog Licensing's sub-agents have signed a gaggle of new deals for the design brand It’s a Wild Life, which combines wildlife imagery with human characteristics.
East London cycling shop Brick Lane Bikes has teamed with Italian cycling apparel brand Pella Sportswear for a co-branded clothing range.
Nike has extended its license agreement with Perry Ellis International for men's, women's and children's swimwear and accessories in North America.
Rainbow's third "Winx Club" movie, The Mystery of the Abyss, will hit cinemas across Greece beginning April 10.
Roi Visual's character Robocar Poli is making the rounds with new products and appearances across the globe.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products has appointed Copyright Promotions Licensing Group as its new consumer products agent in the Nordics and CEE.
Rainbow has sold their girls’ series “Mia and me” to Nick Jr. in the U.S. and Turner in France.
A new range of t-shirts showcasing King Features characters Popeye and Olive Oyl has debuted at Urban Outfitters in the U.K.
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