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.
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.
Brand Licensing Europe has announced a raft of new prizes for the winner of this year’s License This! competition, which opens for entries today.
Centum Books is planning a range of titles based on Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World, which will hit cinemas in the U.K. June 12.
Planeta Junior has signed on to represent Motion Pictures' new series "Pumpkin Reports" in Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe.
Toot Enterprises has released the first app for its preschool series "Toot the Tiny Tugboat," which airs on Channel 5’s Milkshake! and Cartoonito in the U.K.
Studiocanal has teamed up with Poeticgem for a new range of apparel featuring the classic movie The Terminator.
Iron Gut Publishing has signed on to create a range of limited edition artwork for the iconic French baby teething toy Sophie la Girafe.
A raft of brands are set to make character appearances and host activities at the annual U.K. kids’ festival LolliBop, Aug. 15-17.
The top kids’ content creators in the business gathered in Cannes, France, in April to showcase their new offerings and extend the reach of their top series.
U.K. fashion label Drop Dead has created a capsule collection featuring Itchy & Scratchy of “The Simpsons” fame.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has appointed two new licensing agents for Franklin and Friends in German-speaking territories and Turkey.
Cherokee has appointed Copyright Promotions Licensing Group to represent Cherokee Global Brands in its European markets.
Home fashion and lifestyle brand Designers Guild has appointed the newly created London licensing agency Bloom to represent its brand.
London-based licensing agency Bloom has been appointed as the U.K. representative for the British gifting and stationery brand Happy Jackson.
Rubie's Masquerade Co. has been appointed as the official EMEA dress-up licensee for Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ and Sanrio’s DC Comics x Hello Kitty collaboration.
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