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.
Greeting card designer The London Studio is shifting its business toward a licensing model to allow founder Soula Zavacopoulos more time for creative development.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products held its annual U.K. Achievement Awards Thursday in London to celebrate the top collaborations from the past year.
Iron Gut Publishing has partnered with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity for a collection of artwork featuring the Peter Pan brand.
The U.K. licensing industry charity The Light Fund, is planning a number of new fundraising events, after raising more than £90,000 in 2014.
Garfield licensor Paws, Inc. has teamed with Bare Tree Media to launch digital content featuring the famous feline on messenging apps around the world.
Kennedy Publishing and Koko Media have extended their agreement to include Deer Little Forest in the U.K. preschool magazines Get Busy and Busy Time.
Brand Licensing Europe has announced a raft of new prizes for the winner of this year’s License This! competition, which opens for entries today.
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.
Psycho Bunny has tapped A Squared Entertainment to extend its men's apparel brand into new categories, new demographics and new territories.
Pepsi has unveiled its latest fashion collaboration, called The Pulse of New Talent, created in collaboration with Vogue Italia magazine.
Custom online accessories shop Spreadshirt and its top sellers in the U.K. are being handpicked to spotlight on Amazon Marketplace.
DHX Brands has signed a deal with Egmont Publishing for the international rights to produce children’s books and magazines based on the Teletubbies brand.
Snapper Productions has signed a deal with CBeebies to air "Q Pootle 5 Christmas Special: Pootle All The Way."
Imira Entertainment has signed a deal with manufacturer TP Vision to launch its kids' content platform "iMIRAPLAY" on Philips Smart TV.
OobEdoO, a new digital subscription-video-on-demand service for preschool children has received new funding from Finance Wales and a Xénos business angel.
Russian animated series “Masha and the Bear” is taking to the ice in 2015.
Nickelodeon has released a number of character-based holiday products in partnership with licensees in the U.K.
American Greetings Properties is collaborating with Spanish fashion designer Krizia Robustella for a collection of Care Bears apparel.
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