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.
Gaumont Animation has secured a number of new international broadcasters for its animated CGI series "Calimero" (104 x 11).
After 18 years at Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA, Bruno Schwobthaler, currently SVP of marketing, sales and business development, is leaving the company.
PGS Entertainment has made a raft of sales for "Iron Man: Armored Adventures" (52x30).
Lionsgate has partnered with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring a studio-themed zone to the Motiongate Dubai theme park, which will open in October 2016.
Disney Junior has picked up the Turkish production “Limon and Oli” for 111 different markets across Poland, South Africa, Greece, Romania, the Middle East and CEE.
Universal Pictures has unveiled the new Fast & Furious 777 airliner in partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.
Outfit7 has signed five new licensing deals in territories around the world for its suite of mobile properties, Talking Tom and Friends.
Genius Brands International has made a number of new sales for its portfolio of original content including Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 and the library of "Baby Genius" videos and music.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The Jim Henson Company has appointed four new licensing agents for the CG-animated preschool series "Doozers" and sold the new series to new broadcasters.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of vice president of media distribution, EMEA.
Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA has partnered with the Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group for a Cartoon Network Zone in the IMG Worlds of Adventure indoor theme park in Dubai.
DHX Media has made a number of sales to broadcasters worldwide of its comedy-drama series "Hank Zipzer" (26 x 30), currently in its second season.
Atlantyca Entertainment has gained a host of broadcast sales post-Mipcom 2014 for a variety of their key distribution properties.
DHX Media has sold its new kids' series "Dr. Dimensionpants" to a number of broadcasters across Europe, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East.
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.
Big Tent Entertainment has added three more licensees to the roster of partners for its Domo/Ghostbusters mash-up.
East West Licensing has been appointed as the regional licensing agent for NBCUniversal in the Middle East and North Africa.
Toys ‘R’ Us continues to expand in 2014 with plans to open 90 stores worldwide, including 22 locations in China.
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