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.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
ITV has given a sneak peek at some of the re-imagined characters in its upcoming series "Thunderbirds Are Go," based on the classic Gerry Anderson brand.
Santoro has signed a host of new licensees and launched several new lines for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe.
Publisher Pedigree is entering the education sector with a new range of titles featuring content from educational publisher Letts.
German manufacturer Rodenstock has signed on to create eyewear for German fashion designer Jil Sander.
Maya Studio has appointed the IP management company Consumer Product Connection to develop a licensing program for its brands in Europe and the East.
Turner Classic Movies has partnered with Euro Ceramica to launch a tabletop collection inspired by the film An American in Paris.
Seven Canada has launched the first product for its character brand Baby Animals–a toy line from Cefa Toys, a division of KD Group.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair will return for its eighth edition March 30 to April 1, running parallel to the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
In partnership with a number of global producers including DHX Media and FremantleMedia, Netflix is adding five new animated and live-action kids' series.
DHX Media has signed a number of deals with broadcasters in the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Turkey.
Ankama’s TV series “DOFUS: Kerub’s Bazaar” (52x13), based on the popular online role-playing game, has been picked up in Italy by K2.
Moshi Monsters has teamed with the marine conservation charity Sea Life for a series of live events across the U.K. this year.
Gaumont Animation has appointed Giochi Preziosi as a master toy licensee for its Calimero brand.
Entertainment One Licensing has teamed with Rainbow Designs to bring Peppa Pig to the nursery sector.
Planeta Junior will highlight three of its top kids’ series, as well as its new distribution partnership with DreamWorks this week at MIPTV.
Bulldog Licensing has signed another new Garfield licensee in the U.K.–Sambro will create a line of bags featuring the character.
Nurture Rights has announced a multi-year deal with the Birmingham Stage Company to produce a stage production of the book, Dinosaur Roar!.
Bandai Namco Games Europe is planning a new video game for Nintendo 3DS based on Viz Media’s anime property, Tenkai Knights.
Candlewick Press is planning a yearlong program of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You.
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