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.
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.
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.
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.
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