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.
For the first time MIPTV, which will take place April 7-10 in Cannes, France, will feature a special program dedicated to kids content.
Nine West, a division of The Jones Group, and the fashion magazine InStyle are expanding their limited edition footwear collaboration.
Men’s Health U.K. magazine is expanding its licensing efforts in the U.K. and Europe with new deals for fitness equipment and beef jerky.
Coolabi Group is bringing its fantasy adventure brand Beast Quest to the digital world in a new a deal with Miniclip.
Egmont Publishing is planning to release the first-ever app for the iconic British children’s book series Mr. Men & Little Miss.
Bright Star Characters and its licensing agent Kaynak Licensing have signed a new deal with Alfa Defter in Turkey for the Popcorn the Bear brand.
Mercis has partnered with the animation studio Blue-Zoo to produce a brand-new 52 x 7-minute animated TV series for the Miffy brand.
Prava I Prevodi has taken the TV and home entertainment rights for Planeta Junior and Nottingham Forest’s kids series “Sendokai Champions.”
Lima Sky has appointed Danish firm INK as licensing agent in the Nordics and Eastern Europe for its mobile game “Doodle Jump.”
Three licensing executives conquered the London Marathon and raised more than £6,700 for The Light Fund.
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