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.
DreamWorks Classics has secured a range of new sales across Europe, The Middle East and Asia for the children’s series, “The Owl & Co.”
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has appointed three new international agents for “Tree Fu Tom” in CIS, Benelux and Israel.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment announced the appointment of three new senior roles under executive vice president and general manager of FMKFE Rick Glankler.
Even in a non-movie year, business is flourishing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA, and the company has a huge amount of new content in the pipeline.
Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group have seen a flurry of activity for their animated adventure series, "Wild Kratts," including new broadcast and licensing deals.
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."
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