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.
Watchmaker Bulova is planning a series of co-branded watches as part of its three-year sponsorship agreement with Manchester United.
Silvergate Media is promoting Peter Rabbit this Easter in a national U.K. campaign.
Guru Studio has announced new broadcast partnerships with Cartoonito in Italy and Netflix in Latin America for “Justin Time.”
Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce is making its Irish debut at Smyths Toys Superstores this month in the third stop on the brand’s European retail tour.
Limon and Oli's publishing and licensing representative Mart Agency has signed two new partners for the classic Turkish comic strip brand.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has outlined a number of new franchise developments aimed at maintaining Scooby-Doo’s position as top dog in the U.K.
Viacom International Media Networks has agreed to buy Northern & Shell Media Group’s Channel 5 Broadcasting, one of Britain’s biggest TV brands.
Sports lifestyle brand Extreme has launched its new range of drinks from licensee Vimto at 600 Tesco stores across the U.K.
The gaming brand “Plants vs. Zombies,” represented in Europe by Bulldog Licensing, has teamed up with Cookie Company for apparel.
Mattel has tapped Parragon Books to develop a publishing program for its new toy brand Ever After High, which launched in October 2013.
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