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.
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.
Cartoon Network has announced a series of recent successes and upcoming initiatives for its "Adventure Time!" animated series across the globe.
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