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.
Perry Ellis International has tapped DreamKyds to create a range of men's and boy's apparel and accessories under the Grand Slam golf brand.
Mexican free-to-air broadcaster Televisa has snagged the rights to HIT Entertainment's re-imagined "Bob the Builder" series.
Asian media company CJ E&M has sold its new animated preschool series "Super Wings" to new broadcasters in the Americas.
Licensing Expo 2015 will add new international pavilions and see increased representation from countries including Mexico, India, China, Japan and the U.K.
Perry Ellis International has expanded its agreement with Lyn De Mexico to include men’s and boy's loungewear under the Original Penguin by Munsingwear brand in Mexico.
Spanish design brand Dream Big has signed three new in Europe and Mexico.
Dentsu Entertainment USA and TV Tokyo have partnered with Hasbro to bring the Japanese multi-media franchise Yo-Kai Watch to new markets.
Netflix has launched in Cuba and announced plans to bring its Internet video service to Japan this fall, as it moves to complete a global rollout by the end of 2016.
Entertainment One has signed a new deal with the Brazilian mall company BRMalls for a host of Peppa Pig events across the country.
PGS Entertainment has closed a number of pre-sales for season three of Method Animation’s animated series "The Little Prince" (78x26).
Casual dining chain TGI Friday's has extended and expanded its partnership with Inventure Foods in a new agreement that will grow the brand’s snack food line.
HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, is planning a new CGI feature-length Thomas & Friends special that will provide a new track for the brand’s licensing partners.
Greeting card brand Hallmark has tapped P&L Global Network will develop a new licensing program for its brand in Latin America.
Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Pierluigi Gazzolo as president of its Americas division.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has signed multiple deals for more than 1,200 episodes of content throughout Latin America.
Turner Broadcasting System International has acquired the second season of Endemol’s “Mr. Bean” animated TV series.
Calvin Klein, a subsidiary of PVH Corp., has tapped American Designer Fashion, to distribute and operate retail stores for several of its brands.
Brazilian preschool brand Galinha Pintadinha established itself as a permanent presence in the Hispanic market last month at Licensing Expo.
Little Airplane Productions has made a trio of broadcast sales for its Small Potatoes franchise.
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