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).
Studio 100 International has appointed two new licensing agents for its Maya the Bee brand in Latin America.
Nickelodeon has made a slew of sales to free-to-air broadcasters in Latin America.
Italian fashion brand and retailer Pynkiss Milano is planning a home décor line as well as a range of Abayas featuring Hello Kitty.
Konami Digital Entertainment has secured the individual licenses of 21 Brazilian club teams for its upcoming video game "Pro Evolution Soccer 2015."
American Greetings Properties and Exim Licensing have secured three new partnerships that expand the Care Bears brand presence in Argentina.
Viacom International Media Networks–The Americas has made new sales for Nickelodeon and MTV Latin America shows at NATPE Miami.
Guru Studio has announced new broadcast partnerships with Cartoonito in Italy and Netflix in Latin America for “Justin Time.”
Nottingham Forest and Cartoon Network Latin America signed a new deal for new episodes of “Sendokai Champions.”
Big Tent Entertainment has added three more licensees to the roster of partners for its Domo/Ghostbusters mash-up.
Animation series “YooHoo & Friends,” is continuing to increase its brand presence across the globe.
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