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.
"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.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment are planning to set a world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes.
Scripps Networks Interactive is launching culinary and lifestyle channel Food Network on DirecTV across various countries in Latin America.
4K Media has inked a deal with Star Cutouts for standees and face masks featuring Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters.
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.
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.
CBS Consumer Products has partnered with Desilu, Too to launch a new official online store for the classic sitcom “I Love Lucy.”
Alterna'TV and Your Family Entertainment are teaming to launch the 24-hour children’s animation channel Fix&Foxi in the U.S. and Latin America.
PGS Entertainment has sold the new series inspired by Playmobil, “Super 4,” to Cartoon Network in Italy and Latin America.
HIT Entertainment’s “Thomas & Friends” has been picked up by the free-to-air broadcaster TV Cultura in Brazil.
Quiksilver has signed a raft of new partners to extend its brands, including Quiksilver, Roxy and DC, into children’s apparel, watches, legwear, luggage and more.
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