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.
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.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water has sparked global interest in the brand's TV series from broadcasters around the globe.
Nelvana's CGI boys' preschool series "Trucktown" has been picked up by the German children's broadcaster Super RTL and will begin airing later this year.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products has appointed Copyright Promotions Licensing Group as its new consumer products agent in the Nordics and CEE.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has awarded independent U.K. publisher Centum Books the U.K. master format license for the upcoming film Minions.
Morgen Studios has appointed licensing agents to represent its animated series "Super 4" and the brand that inspired it, Playmobil, in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Fashion label Psycho Bunny has signed a multi-year deal with the Japanese licensee Itochu to develop an upscale accessories program.
Three licensing executives conquered the London Marathon and raised more than £6,700 for The Light Fund.
Technicolor’s new children’s animated series “Atomic Puppet” has been pre-sold to France Télévisions.
Universal Pictures Germany has taken on home entertainment rights for “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures” for the German-speaking territories of Europe.
Mart Agency has released a new cookbook for moms and kids featuring the Turkish cartoon characters Limon and Oli.
Kaynak Licensing and Turkish retailer LC Waikiki are teaming to create a clothing range featuring the kids’ TV series “Niloya.”
British lifestyle brand Belle & Boo has struck a deal with Character World for a collection of licensed bedroom textiles.
Entertainment One Licensing has lined up a slate of activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Peppa Pig” in the U.K.
Rocket Licensing has tapped C&M Licensing to develop a range of Q Pootle 5 apparel in the U.K. and Ireland.
Saban Brands has appointed Daniel Castle as managing director of strategic business development.
Disney is teaming up with Change4Life in the U.K. for a campaign to encourage children to meet the minimum 60 minutes of exercise they need each day.
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