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.
With the “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures” TV series performing well, 41 Entertainment has granted a swath of new licensees for the property.
Cartoon Network has announced a series of recent successes and upcoming initiatives for its "Adventure Time!" animated series across the globe.
The stars of the animated TV shows "Shaun the Sheep" and "Timmy Time" will soon be encouraging flocks of children around the world to learn English.
Netflix and Guru Studio will produce an original spin-off series based on the preschool hit “Justin Time”– “Justin Time The New Adventures.”
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has appointed U.S. toy company Jazwares as the master toy licensee for its preschool series "Tree Fu Tom."
Asian media company CJ E&M has sold its new animated preschool series "Super Wings" to new broadcasters in the Americas.
Pretty Ugly, owner of the Uglydoll brand, has appointed LID-Group to serve as their licensing agent in Brazil.
Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants has a front row seat to the World Cup in Brazil with a range of branded products available on shelves throughout the country.
Epic Rights has signed a number of international licensing agents to represent its roster of clients in specific markets around the globe.
DHX Brands has signed a deal with Egmont Publishing for the international rights to produce children’s books and magazines based on the Teletubbies brand.
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