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.
Spanish pastry company Panrico has teamed up with Nottingham Forest's “Sendokai Champions” to launch a promotional campaign for Bollycao, Panrico’s chocolate brand.
AMC Networks and BBC Worldwide have announced a new long-term partnership that will see AMC take an equity stake in the cable channel BBC America.
Betty Boop is currently featured in a contest through Nov. 10 in the 200 Fiorella Rubino fashion stores in Italy.
Valero Enterprises was chosen to be the U.S. licensing agency for V19.69 Italia by Versace 19.69 in Milan, Italy.
Happy Socks has collaborated with rapper Snoop Dogg on a limited edition sock collection in the U.K.
Entertainment One Family has secured broadcast agreements around the globe for more than 100 hours of its children’s programming.
Toy Fair again prepares to take over the U.K., as the annual event prepares for its return to London’s Olympia exhibition hall Jan. 20-22.
Character World has created a new single duvet and pillowcase featuring the British lifestyle brand Belle & Boo.
Licensing agency Brands with Influence has added a swath of new partners for brands including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
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