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.
The Walt Disney Company and Swarovski have launched "Cinderella: The Exhibition" in London, showcasing costumes and props from the new movie, Cinderella.
McDonald's is promoting Zodiak Kids’ children’s series “LoliRock” in France this month with a new Happy Meal offering.
East London cycling shop Brick Lane Bikes has teamed with Italian cycling apparel brand Pella Sportswear for a co-branded clothing range.
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.
Gruppo Cartorama is the latest licensee to join the growing roster of partners for Takkoda’s Pets Rock brand.
PGS Entertainment has sold the new series inspired by Playmobil, “Super 4,” to Cartoon Network in Italy and Latin America.
LMI has brokered a new deal that will see Gascoigne Designs create reproduction furniture from Highclere Castle, where “Downton Abbey” is filmed.
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.
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