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.
DHX Media has signed a number of deals with broadcasters in the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Turkey.
Walmart Stores has promoted Shelley Broader to executive vice president, president and chief executive officer of Walmart EMEA.
Zodiak Kids has secured a new agreement with MBC3, part of the MBC Group, for an additional 150 hours of kids' programming.
Platinum Films has signed a deal with Cartoon Network to air “Matt Hatter Chronicles” in the Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe.
King Digital Entertainment has launched another title to the Candy Crush game lineup, “Candy Crush Soda Saga,” for iOS and Android devices and Facebook.
PGS Entertainment has made a raft of sales for the series “The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!” in territories across Europe, Canada and the Middle East.
King Digital Entertainment has appointed a global network of 10 new licensing agents to represent its game franchises.
Fashion and brand licensing veteran Terry Hauss, chief executive officer of apparel firm Von Dutch, passed away on July 17.
HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, has appointed Lappset to design and build branded activity attractions for its top brands.
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