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.
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.
Disney Consumer Products has collaborated with nine luxury shoe brands across the globe to re-imagine Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper.
PGS Entertainment has closed a number of pre-sales for season three of Method Animation’s animated series "The Little Prince" (78x26).
Paws, Inc. has signed a range of new apparel licensees in the U.S., Brazil, Australia, Canada, the Middle East and France for Garfield.
Authentic Brands Group has expanded its relationship with retail partner Majid Al Futtaim in the Middle East and North Africa to accelerate the growth of Juicy Couture.
VIMN South has appointed Andrea Castellari senior vice president and general manager of Viacom International Media Networks Italy, Middle East and Turkey.
Perry Ellis International has inked a deal with Flyers Group for Original Penguin brand boys’ and girls’ apparel in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Withit Licensing has appointed licensing agency AI Licensing to represent its character brand Joey and Joy in the Far East, the Middle East and India.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA recognized its top licensees last night at the second annual Golden Bunny Awards.
Entertainment One Family has secured broadcast agreements around the globe for more than 100 hours of its children’s programming.
Viacom International Media Networks has signed a raft of third-party for its Nickelodeon kids' animation and live-action portfolio.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EME has signed a deal with MBC to bring Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry to the stage in the Middle East.
Bon Bon Buddies, has teamed up with soft drink brand Tango to extend its range with the launch of new Tango Nanobytes.
Zodiak Kids has sold Marathon Media's production “Lolirock” to territories across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, and licensing deals in France.
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