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.
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.
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.
DreamWorks Animation is expanding its partnership with licensing agency Compañía Panamericana de Licencias to Brazil.
Strawberry Shortcake is expanding her reach in Argentina, where she is known as “Frutillita,” with three new licensing deals.
Genius Brands International has tapped Spiral International to launch GBI’s animated TV series across all media in Latin America.
King Digital Entertainment has launched another title to the Candy Crush game lineup, “Candy Crush Soda Saga,” for iOS and Android devices and Facebook.
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are continuing their exclusive content partnership with the original animated series "The Adventures of Puss in Boots."
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.”
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