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.
Bulldog Licensing is looking to bring the iconic football publishing brand Shoot to the toy sector.
HIT Entertainment is planning a brand-new CG-animated series featuring Bob the Builder.
ProSieben MAXX’s kids’ programming block YEP! Germany has picked up season two of 4K Media’s “Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal.”
The Juicy Couture brand is expanding its retail presence in Europe with plans to add standalone locations and shop-in-shops.
PGS Entertainment has sold the animated series “Chaplin & Co” to more than 100 territories worldwide.
Lisle international has signed the first two licensees for the new TV series, “Pip Ahoy!,” which is set to debut in September.
Bulls Licensing has signed on to represent Licensing Management International and its client British Motor Heritage in the Nordics.
Finnish stationery and gift licensee Karto Oy has signed on to create a new line for the preschool brand Deer Little Forest, created by illustrator Jo Rose
Rainbow is planning a third Winx Club movie, The Mystery of the Abyss, which is being released as part of the brand’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
Netflix plans to significantly expand in Europe later this year with launches scheduled for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
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