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.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, part of DHX Media, has extended its footprint in Europe with the opening of offices in the Nordics and Central and Eastern Europe.
Children around the world can now learn English with the help of Aardman Animations' character Timmy in the new "Learning Time with Timmy" app.
Cartoon Network and footwear brand Dr. Martens drew a crowd Saturday with a "bounce mob" in London to celebrate the new "Adventure Time" boot range.
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.
Peanuts is the latest brand to join Digital Giving’s “T-Shirt Booth” app.
Rainbow and its co-production partner Lucky Punch have announced a raft of new broadcasting deals for “Mia and me.”
Turner Broadcasting System International has acquired the second season of Endemol’s “Mr. Bean” animated TV series.
Atlantyca Entertainment has teamed with PTS for a range of new specialty plush dolls featuring the Geronimo Stilton classic brand.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Anna Viola as senior licensing manager of hard lines.
DC Thomson created a special edition of The Beano comic book that appeared as a free sampler in The Mail on Sunday.
HarperCollins Children's Books has acquired global English-language rights to a new book from 1958’s A Bear Called Paddington author, Michael Bond.
AG Properties has renewed its partnerships with 14 licensing agents worldwide for its five signature brands.
Clan TV in Spain has picked up Saban Brands’ animated series “Digimon Fusion.”
Artist Sir Peter Blake has created a limited edition print to celebrate the 75th anniversary of DC Thomson’s The Beano brand.
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