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.
MarVista Entertainment has acquired the Latin American distribution rights to Dentsu Entertainment USA's animated series "Little Battlers eXperience."
Garfield licensor Paws, Inc. has teamed with Bare Tree Media to launch digital content featuring the famous feline on messenging apps around the world.
Turner Broadcasting System’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang will air more than 800 minutes of new Mattel television content in Latin America.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water has sparked global interest in the brand's TV series from broadcasters around the globe.
Following the box office success of its first theatrical film, Maya the Bee: Movie, Studio 100 have unveiled plans to bring the movie to South America and the U.S.
Viacom International Media Networks Americas has made a trio of new appointments.
Gaumont Animation has secured a number of new international broadcasters for its animated CGI series "Calimero" (104 x 11).
The "Peppa Pig" brand continues to grow in Brazil, with 45 licensees signed on just one year after the brand's merchandise launch.
DHX Media has tapped The Orchard to distribute more than 8,000 episodes from its library content, as well as newly produced and acquired series.
Nike has extended its license agreement with Perry Ellis International for men's, women's and children's swimwear and accessories in North America.
PGS Entertainment has made a number of new sales for its kids’ superhero series “Ladybug” (26 x 26).
PGS Entertainment has made a raft of global sales for France Television’s “Super 4,” the new animated series inspired by the Playmobil toy brand.
Zodiak Kids has sold Marathon Media's production “Lolirock” to territories across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, and licensing deals in France.
Imira Entertainment has signed a deal with manufacturer TP Vision to launch its kids' content platform "iMIRAPLAY" on Philips Smart TV.
Brazilian Customs authorities, working in tandem with licensor Entertainment One, seized an estimated 1 million counterfeit Peppa Pig toys at ports across the country Monday.
"LingoZING!," an app that uses digital comics to teach foreign languages, has signed a deal with IMPS to feature The Smurfs brand when it launches later this year.
Newsweek has partnered with Empirical Media to pursue foreign license agreements for Newsweek and Newsweek.com around the world.
Fashion and brand licensing veteran Terry Hauss, chief executive officer of apparel firm Von Dutch, passed away on July 17.
Discovery Kids Latin America has acquired the format for the children’s television series, “Hi-5.”
Televix Entertainment has signed on to distribute Platinum Films' animated TV series "Matt Hatter Chronicles" in Latin America.
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