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.
Authentic Brands Group has appointed Javier Brandwain to the new role of managing director of Latin America and the Caribbean.
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.
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.
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.
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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