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.
Aardman Animations has signed on to be included in London Resort Company Holdings' planned North Kent entertainment resort, set to open Easter 2020.
Perry Ellis International has signed two new agreements with New Accessories Group in Europe for its Farah and Original Penguin by Munsingwear brands.
Deer Little Forest has partnered with mobile content developer Playrific to create digital assets for the art property, which is also being developed into a TV series.
Mind Candy is launching a marketing campaign next week for its new game "World of Warriors" aimed at increasing awareness of the brand among boys in the U.K.
Pip, the lead character of the popular preschool show "Pip Ahoy!," met thousands of his young fans at Pontins holiday parks across the U.K. during the half-term break.
British children's publisher Ladybird Books has challenged students from the London College of Communication to re-imagine its brand as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Custom sportswear manufacturer Scimitar Sports has teamed up with U.K. confectionery company Swizzels for a range of apparel featuring some of its top candy brands.
CBeebies has commissioned a seventh season of Zodiak Kids' "Mister Maker" series.
CBBC has ordered two more seasons of Zig Zag Productions' kids' game show, "Ultimate Brain" (10x30), a remake of a popular Japanese game show from NTV.
Genius Brands International has made a number of new sales for its portfolio of original content including Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 and the library of "Baby Genius" videos and music.
Bulls Licensing, worldwide agent for the Moomins heritage brand, has appointed The Agency to represent the property in France and Benelux.
Lisle International Licensing has tapped Egmont U.K. to create a full publishing program for its game app “Temple Run.”
Silvergate Media’s preschool brand Octonauts is partnering with the U.K.'s Marine Conservation Society.
Watchmaker Bulova is planning a series of co-branded watches as part of its three-year sponsorship agreement with Manchester United.
Silvergate Media is promoting Peter Rabbit this Easter in a national U.K. campaign.
Guru Studio has announced new broadcast partnerships with Cartoonito in Italy and Netflix in Latin America for “Justin Time.”
Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce is making its Irish debut at Smyths Toys Superstores this month in the third stop on the brand’s European retail tour.
Limon and Oli's publishing and licensing representative Mart Agency has signed two new partners for the classic Turkish comic strip brand.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has outlined a number of new franchise developments aimed at maintaining Scooby-Doo’s position as top dog in the U.K.
Viacom International Media Networks has agreed to buy Northern & Shell Media Group’s Channel 5 Broadcasting, one of Britain’s biggest TV brands.
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