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.
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.
German brand management and media company m4e has appointed the Simba Dickie Group as the master toy licensee for its new preschool series "Wissper."
Nickelodeon is bringing its TV content to life with recreational attractions and live theatrical experiences in Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Lebanon.
DHX Media has sold its new kids' series "Dr. Dimensionpants" to a number of broadcasters across Europe, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA and the National Basketball Association hosted their third Looney Tunes Jr. NBA clinic Monday at Imperial College, London.
ZDF Enterprises has secured a number of new international sales for preschool series “Q Pootle 5.”
In the run up to Miffy’s 60th anniversary in 2015, Mercis has signed new apparel partnerships for the character in Italy and Israel.
Discovery Consumer Products has renewed its longstanding direct-to-retail partnership with Toys 'R' Us U.S. and Toys 'R' Us Australia.
Cartoon Network Enterprises will take its upcoming show launches like “The Powerpuff Girls” to international levels in 2015.
Cartoon Network has launched a new anti-bullying campaign to raise awareness and empower kids to take action against bullying.
Bubuzz has launched a new line of collectible figures featuring football stars from teams including FCBarcelona, Man U and Chelsea.
Outfit7 has announced a raft of licensing deals for its flagship family brand Talking Tom and Friends.
Parigi Group has signed a multi-year license agreement with luxury sport car manufacturer Ferrari, to create a collection of children's lifestyle apparel.
As part of its corporate global branding strategy launched last year, DreamWorks Animation is
overhauling its agency model to further penetrate local markets throughout the EMEA.
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