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.
Sunrise Brands has sold its North American license for the Superdry retail brand to Superdry’s parent company, SuperGroup.
Santoro has signed a roster of new deals for its art and design brands including Gorjuss, Willow and Mirabelle.
Mask-arade has launched a new range of Star Wars masks in partnership with the brand's licensee, Rubie's Masquerade.
Novel Entertainment has teamed with P2 Entertainment to launch a new game app based on the CITV series "Horrid Henry."
Licensees are continuing to line up for ITV's reboot of the classic Gerry Anderson series "Thunderbirds."
Sculptures of Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep will be dotting iconic sites across London this spring as part of a Shaun in the City arts trail.
Planeta Junior has tapped PHB to develop a new range of children's oral care products featuring the characters of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar.
British publishing house Penguin Random House is expanding its kids' fiction series The Diaries of Dennis the Menace.
Licensing industry professionals raised £12,000 for the Light Fund charity at the 8th annual quiz night in Manchester, England, March 19.
Disney Junior has picked up the Turkish production “Limon and Oli” for 111 different markets across Poland, South Africa, Greece, Romania, the Middle East and CEE.
The Jim Henson Company has sold the entire series of its cult sci-fi show “Farscape” to the U.K.’s BSKYB.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed a new deal with C&M Licensing to develop a range of apparel featuring the ’70s disco band the Village People.
Space Enterprises has teamed up DIC 2 in Italy to develop a licensing program for its preschool series “The Hive.”
VIZ Media Europe has signed several new broadcast partners and a licensing agent for its boys’ property Tenkai Knights in Benelux.
LIMA U.K. has revealed details of its upcoming Licensing Essentials course and Spring Fling networking event, set for May 22 in London.
With the “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures” TV series performing well, 41 Entertainment has granted a swath of new licensees for the property.
Rainbow has sold their girls’ series “Mia and me” to Nick Jr. in the U.S. and Turner in France.
A new range of t-shirts showcasing King Features characters Popeye and Olive Oyl has debuted at Urban Outfitters in the U.K.
The NBA and FIBA have announced plans for this year’s Basketball without Borders global basketball development program.
SmileyWorld has partnered with Deutsche Post DHL for branded Packset packing boxes featuring the smiley face embedded into the German flag.
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