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.
Perfetti Van Melle and Aspire Brands are bringing together their brands Chupa Chups and Lip Smacker for a range of beauty products.
Perfetti Van Melle’s lollipop brand Chupa Chups has inked a new deal with Dohe for a stationery collection in Spain.
Screen Media Ventures is bringing its free streaming service Popcorflix to France and Germany.
Brand Licensing Europe’s annual License This! challenge for new creative concepts is now open for entries.
Outfit7, the company behind Talking Tom and Friends, has appointed a raft of new licensing agents to expand its reach globally.
For the first time Disney Store U.K. will offer fans a range of Star Wars products at locations across the country.
Kaptiva Sports, which has been offering FC Barcelona soccer camps across the U.S. for seven years, will open the first FCBEscola soccer academy in the U.S.
Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have formed a 50:50 joint venture to acquire international television producer and distributor All3Media.
Toy State has secured the worldwide rights to remote-control toy manufacturer Nikko by acquiring its Asian and European operations.
Mask-arade has unveiled a new line of WWE facemasks featuring well-known personalities of the professional wrestling league.
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