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.
Betty Boop and her younger self, Baby Boop, are adding some sparkle to children’s fashion this season, with a new line of apparel from Monnalisa.
Tinderbox and 5th Wave Brands, have joined forces to develop a consumer products program for the award-winning game app, “Badland.”
The Unilever U.K. ice cream brand Wall’s has partnered with Airpure International to create a car air freshener inspired by the iconic Funny Feet ice lolly.
Zodiak Rights has appointed Gary Woolf to the newly created position of head of digital, business development and insight.
Rainbow is collaborating with the kids’ website CitizenKid to host four Winx Club treasure hunts at parks across France later this month.
The Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association U.K. has debuted the new U.K. Rising Stars Award.
Independent licensing agency JELC has signed on to represent the new girls’ brand concept iDoo-B-Doo.
Coolabi Group has inked deals with a trio of new partners for its preschool brand Poppy Cat.
Independent licensing agency JELC has appointed JTL licensing to serve as the Greek sub-agent for the iDoo-B-Doo brand.
Finnish sneaker brand Karhu has launched a new line of shoes featuring the classic Finnish character Moomin, in a deal brokered by Bulls Licensing.
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