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.
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.
Hoho Entertainment has tapped Global Solutions for Clothing to produce a collection of "CloudBabies" costumes under its Pretend to Bee brand in the U.K.
Over 2,500 people packed the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, England this weekend to enjoy two days of “Moshlings Madness,” for the new Moshlings Collection.
A preliminary look at many of the exhibitors attendees will find on the Brand Licenisng Europe show floor, Oct. 7-9.
Platinum Films has teamed up with Vue Entertainment to premiere the new season of “Matt Hatter Chronicles" at 81 Vue movie theaters across the U.K. this month.
Channel 5’s Milkshake! will broadcast “Wanda and the Alien” starting this month.
Anderson Entertainment has signed a licensing agreement with ITV to produce a range of limited edition collectibles over the next three years.
Toys 'R' Us and jewelry retailer Claire's are teaming up in a global partnership to launch Claire's in-store shops in TRU locations around the world.
Amelie Govett has joined the marketing agency Brand and Deliver as licensing and sponsorship director.
Sainsbury’s has inked an exclusive three-year partnership with Centum Books to develop a range of books aimed at children from birth to 7-years-old.
DHX Brands has appointed a swath of new U.K. licensing partners for the upcoming rebooted “Teletubbies” TV series.
International media organization and IP owner Coolabi Group will showcase its robust roster of brands at BLE this week, and unveil new "Clangers" characters.
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