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.
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.
Kindle Entertainment in the U.K., Mediamax in Canada and Toonz Entertainment in India are producing a contemporary re-working of the classic Arabian Nights story.
Zodiak Kids has secured two more pre-sales for its production company Marathon Media’s new series "Get Blake!"
Licensing Expo 2015 will add new international pavilions and see increased representation from countries including Mexico, India, China, Japan and the U.K.
Playboy and retailer Supreme have joined forces for a line of branded accessories.
Spanish design brand Dream Big has signed three new in Europe and Mexico.
Smiley has announced a new collaboration with French fashion designer Martine Sitbon and the global release of its sticker book line from Editis.
The Copyrights Group has named Demi Patel to the newly created role of head of product development.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has added new licensing partnerships for Platinum Films’ boys’ property Matt Hatter Chronicles.
The Victoria and Albert Museum has teamed up with Graham & Brown to create a range of wallpapers based on designs in the museum’s archive.
Chupa Chups has appointed Infiniss to serve as its exclusive licensing agent in the Korean market.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment is springing into action in a new awareness campaign for preschool property Tree Fu Tom.
Peanuts Worldwide has tapped FranceTV Distribution as the global distribution partner for a new animated series based on the Peanuts comic strip.
DreamWorks Classics has secured a range of new sales across Europe, The Middle East and Asia for the children’s series, “The Owl & Co.”
Mart Agency, the licensing and publishing agency for Turkish cartoon characters Limon and Oli, is bringing the brand to a whole new roster of categories.
VIMN South has appointed Andrea Castellari senior vice president and general manager of Viacom International Media Networks Italy, Middle East and Turkey.
Mattel has tapped VMC Accessories to produce a range of licensed accessories for its girls’ brand Monster High in the U.K.
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