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.
The Walt Disney Company and Swarovski have launched "Cinderella: The Exhibition" in London, showcasing costumes and props from the new movie, Cinderella.
McDonald's is promoting Zodiak Kids’ children’s series “LoliRock” in France this month with a new Happy Meal offering.
East London cycling shop Brick Lane Bikes has teamed with Italian cycling apparel brand Pella Sportswear for a co-branded clothing range.
Sunrise Brands has sold its North American license for the Superdry retail brand to Superdry’s parent company, SuperGroup.
Santoro has signed a roster of new deals for its art and design brands including Gorjuss, Willow and Mirabelle.
Mask-arade has launched a new range of Star Wars masks in partnership with the brand's licensee, Rubie's Masquerade.
Novel Entertainment has teamed with P2 Entertainment to launch a new game app based on the CITV series "Horrid Henry."
Licensees are continuing to line up for ITV's reboot of the classic Gerry Anderson series "Thunderbirds."
Sculptures of Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep will be dotting iconic sites across London this spring as part of a Shaun in the City arts trail.
Planeta Junior has tapped PHB to develop a new range of children's oral care products featuring the characters of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar.
Entertainment One Licensing has teamed with Rainbow Designs to bring Peppa Pig to the nursery sector.
Planeta Junior will highlight three of its top kids’ series, as well as its new distribution partnership with DreamWorks this week at MIPTV.
Bulldog Licensing has signed another new Garfield licensee in the U.K.–Sambro will create a line of bags featuring the character.
Nurture Rights has announced a multi-year deal with the Birmingham Stage Company to produce a stage production of the book, Dinosaur Roar!.
Bandai Namco Games Europe is planning a new video game for Nintendo 3DS based on Viz Media’s anime property, Tenkai Knights.
Candlewick Press is planning a yearlong program of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You.
The “Destination Star Trek” exhibition is gearing up for its second visit to London later this year.
Withit Licensing has appointed Denise Deane as design and development manager for the brands in its art and lifestyle portfolio.
Aardman Animations has teamed up with Nominet Trust to launch Shaun’s Game Academy, a national competition in the U.K. for kids to build online games.
PGS Entertainment has made a number of new sales for its kids’ superhero series “Ladybug” (26 x 26).
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