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.
eOne is building momentum for the Peppa Pig brand in Russia and the Ukraine with the appointment of a regional licensing agent and a number of licensees.
Playing card company Caramundi is bringing its new Shuffle card game range to France.
London-based streetwear brand BodyMap is working with Foundry Brand Consultants to reboot the clothing line with licensing deals and collaborations.
Art licensing company MGL has signed on to represent contemporary artist Dan Fenelon.
Viacom has licensed some of its Nickelodeon shows to third-party stations across Europe this summer.
Lucy Neath, 12, of Milton Keynes, England, has set a Guinness World Record by collecting 1,914 pieces of individual Moshi memorabilia.
The Museum of London, in collaboration with Christys’ Hats and Lovat Mill, will launch a line of tweed accessories inspired by Sherlock Holmes.
Outfit7 has partnered with SuperAwesome's Future8 Awards for digital creators to exclusively sponsor the mobile app category.
The last day to enter Brand Licensing Europe’s License This! competition for new creative concepts is this Friday, Sept. 5.
DC Thomson Consumer Products and shoe brand Dr. Martens are extending their partnership with the launch of a fall/winter limited edition The Beano footwear collection.
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