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.
Irish apparel retailer Primark is planning to open its first U.S. store in Boston, Mass.
Viacom International Media Networks Spain and Parques Reunidos have opened the country’s first Nickelodeon-branded attraction.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, is expanding across the pond with the opening of CPLG North America.
Challenge TV has acquired two more seasons of the iconic show darts game show “Bullseye,” which will begin airing Saturday.
Studio 100 has renewed its partnership with toy distributor and retailer Dexy Co. in the ex-Yugoslavia countries.
Rovio Entertainment is building up its Consumer Products Licensing unit with a ew group of seasoned executives.
DC Thomson Consumer Products has partnered with the U.K. family restaurant chain Brewers Fayre to feature The Beano brand.
Sooty has proven so popular that Redan has decided to launch a one-off summer special for the TV star.
Character World has signed a new deal with Lisle International to create licensed bedroom textiles for the mobile gaming phenomenon, Flappy Bird.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has appointed three new international agents for “Tree Fu Tom” in CIS, Benelux and Israel.
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