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.
Hayat Kimya’s line of paper towels featuring Betty Boop has been such a hit in Turkey that the manufacturer will be doing a second run this year.
A host of British celebrities took part in Simon and Schuster’s re-launch of the Miffy book brand.
Ferrari has tapped PortAventura Entertainment to develop the world’s second theme park inspired by the automotive brand.
Gigio Rosa Promotions has been granted the exclusive rights to develop live events and meet-and-greets for the TV series “The Hive” in Italy.
Perfetti Van Melle and Aspire Brands are bringing together their brands Chupa Chups and Lip Smacker for a range of beauty products.
Perfetti Van Melle’s lollipop brand Chupa Chups has inked a new deal with Dohe for a stationery collection in Spain.
Screen Media Ventures is bringing its free streaming service Popcorflix to France and Germany.
Brand Licensing Europe’s annual License This! challenge for new creative concepts is now open for entries.
Outfit7, the company behind Talking Tom and Friends, has appointed a raft of new licensing agents to expand its reach globally.
For the first time Disney Store U.K. will offer fans a range of Star Wars products at locations across the country.
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