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.
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.
"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.
Televisa has picked up a new package of 496 hours of Nickelodeon content from Viacom International Media Networks for its networks in Mexico.
A+E Networks Latin America is planning to launch the Lifetime channel in Latin America and Brazil beginning in July.
HIT Entertainment and Exim Technology are expanding the digital presence of Barney and introducing Fireman Sam in the region.
Redibra has appointed P&L Global Network as the exclusive licensing agency for Gallina Pintadita for several Latin American countries.
Toys ‘R’ Us continues to expand in 2014 with plans to open 90 stores worldwide, including 22 locations in China.
Playboy is growing its brand in Mexico with the addition of a new shoe boutique, Playboy Estd 1953, in Leon.
Spanish design brand Dream Big has signed three new in Europe and Mexico.
PGS Entertainment has sold the animated series “Chaplin & Co” to more than 100 territories worldwide.
King Digital Entertainment has appointed a global network of 10 new licensing agents to represent its game franchises.
Jam Brands, in collaboration with Copyrights Group, will launch a licensing program for the lifestyle magazine Jits at Brand Licensing Europe next month.
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