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.
ZDF Enterprises has secured a number of new international sales for preschool series “Q Pootle 5.”
Disney Junior has signed a new a new broadcast distribution agreement for Saban Brands’ “Julius Jr.” in Italy.
In celebration of the Gruffalo’s 15th anniversary, Magic Light Pictures has partnered with Forestry Commission England to launch themed forest trails in the U.K.
Signature Publishing is promoting GP Flairs’ modeling brand Plasticine in its children’s magazines over the next three months.
Lazy Oaf has launched a new of Garfield-branded apparel for men and women in a deal brokered by Bulldog Licensing.
Registration is now open for Brand Licensing Europe, which will take place Oct. 7-9 at London’s Olympia exhibition hall.
Marvel and Tesco have partnered on a fully integrated retail campaign in the U.K. for the box office hit The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has teamed with travel operator Thomas Cook to bring Tree Fu Tom to resorts this summer.
British TV personality Samantha Faiers, of ITV’s “The Only Way is Essex,” has released her first fragrance, La Bella, from licensee Per-Scent.
A record number of retailers are taking part in Brand Licensing Europe’s 2014 Retail Mentoring Programme.
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