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.
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.
British publishing house Penguin Random House is expanding its kids' fiction series The Diaries of Dennis the Menace.
Licensing industry professionals raised £12,000 for the Light Fund charity at the 8th annual quiz night in Manchester, England, March 19.
Disney Junior has picked up the Turkish production “Limon and Oli” for 111 different markets across Poland, South Africa, Greece, Romania, the Middle East and CEE.
Entertainment One Licensing is giving Peppa’s Mummy her own limited range of seasonal garments.
Ship & Duck, an online marketplace for brands, licensors and licensees, has refined its platform and rebranded it The Licensing Marketplace.
Mask-arade has launched several new characters in its ranges of facemasks.
TF1 has renewed Tele Images’ animated series “The Ranch” for a second season, and, in conjunction, is planning a comprehensive licensing program.
Disney Interactive and Disney Channel have teamed with Little Orbit to develop video games based on Planes: Fire & Rescue and the tween telenovela “Violetta.”
Studiocanal has teamed up with Poeticgem for a new range of apparel featuring the classic movie The Terminator.
Iron Gut Publishing has signed on to create a range of limited edition artwork for the iconic French baby teething toy Sophie la Girafe.
A raft of brands are set to make character appearances and host activities at the annual U.K. kids’ festival LolliBop, Aug. 15-17.
The top kids’ content creators in the business gathered in Cannes, France, in April to showcase their new offerings and extend the reach of their top series.
U.K. fashion label Drop Dead has created a capsule collection featuring Itchy & Scratchy of “The Simpsons” fame.
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