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.
Centum Books is planning a range of titles based on Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World, which will hit cinemas in the U.K. June 12.
Planeta Junior has signed on to represent Motion Pictures' new series "Pumpkin Reports" in Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe.
Toot Enterprises has released the first app for its preschool series "Toot the Tiny Tugboat," which airs on Channel 5’s Milkshake! and Cartoonito in the U.K.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water has sparked global interest in the brand's TV series from broadcasters around the globe.
Nelvana's CGI boys' preschool series "Trucktown" has been picked up by the German children's broadcaster Super RTL and will begin airing later this year.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products has appointed Copyright Promotions Licensing Group as its new consumer products agent in the Nordics and CEE.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has awarded independent U.K. publisher Centum Books the U.K. master format license for the upcoming film Minions.
Morgen Studios has appointed licensing agents to represent its animated series "Super 4" and the brand that inspired it, Playmobil, in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Fashion label Psycho Bunny has signed a multi-year deal with the Japanese licensee Itochu to develop an upscale accessories program.
Hoho Entertainment has tapped Global Solutions for Clothing to produce a collection of "CloudBabies" costumes under its Pretend to Bee brand in the U.K.
Novel Entertainment has brought on Christopher Skala as a consultant to help build on the success of its digital offerings.
Scripps Networks International’s Fine Living network has made its debut in the Balkans region on Telemach in both Bosnia and Slovenia.
Canadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks is opening a new production studio in Europe with former Teletoon content chief Alan Gregg at the helm.
VIMN has boosted its original and branded content management team and made two additions to its teams in Madrid and Milan.
Activision has teamed with IDW Publishing to publish the first-ever Skylanders comic book series.
Italian lifestyle brand Lumberjack has appointed Turkish licensing agency Sinerji to represent its brand worldwide.
DC Thomson Consumer Products has teamed with John Hornby Skewes for a line of musical instruments that features characters from The Beano.
The first M&M's store in France has opened its doors at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.
Germany’s Super RTL and Spain’s Atresmedia Televisión have pre-bought two seasons of the upcoming series “Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks.”
Zodiak Kids and Biplano, the Iberian agent for the preschool brand Tickety Toc, have appointed new licensees for the brand in the region.
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