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.
Outfit7, the company behind Talking Tom and Friends, has appointed a raft of new licensing agents to expand its reach globally.
Zodiak Kids has sold Tele Images Productions’ CGI animated series “Extreme Football” in a raft of territories including the U.K., Israel, India, Finland and China.
Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Ananey as its new consumer products agent in Israel.
FremantleMedia International has re-signed a multi-year deal with MBC Group that will see pan-Arab versions of “Idol” and “Got Talent” re-commissioned.
The TV series "Invizimals, a transmedia production based on the PlayStation video game franchise, is making its debut on the small screen this month.
Betty Boop and her younger self, Baby Boop, are adding some sparkle to children’s fashion this season, with a new line of apparel from Monnalisa.
The festival Dubai Summer Surprises will host the world premiere of the traveling exhibition “Angry Birds Universe: The Art and Science Behind a Global Phenomenon.”
Jetpack Distribution will represent TV and licensing rights for Guru Studio’s preschool show “Justin Time” across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Studio 100 has signed a deal to air its content in the Middle East for a period of three years via Mondo TV and extended its existing partnership with distribution company Comarex.
Turner Broadcasting has picked up DHX Media's new CG reboot of the classic kids' cartoon "Inspector Gadget" across EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
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