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.
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).
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment EVP and GM Rick Glankler has unveiled a new structure for KFE’s Consumer Products division.
BRB Internacional will showcase a host of new offerings at the upcoming NATPE Europe.
Bulldog Licensing has added new licensing for the CBBC teen fantasy series “Wolfblood.”
Lifestyle brand Extreme is expanding its international presence with two new deals for apparel and electronics in Europe.
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