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.
AG Properties has renewed its partnerships with 14 licensing agents worldwide for its five signature brands.
Rubie's Masquerade Co. has been appointed as the official EMEA dress-up licensee for Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ and Sanrio’s DC Comics x Hello Kitty collaboration.
While inherent risks are still prevalent, so are the opportunities for retail growth especially in several smaller, less publicized nations.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has announced a host of new merchandise collections for "The Simpsons."
Disney Channel will air the original Turkish series "Limon and Zeytin" adding to its slate of regional productions in the regional.
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.
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