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.
Paradise is arriving at home shopping retailer HSN in an expansive new partnership with Margaritaville Enterprises that will feature Margaritaville-inspired products.
Actress Reese Witherspoon has launched a new lifestyle brand inspired by her Southern roots, called Draper James.
The orchestra/film concert "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with a 20-city U.S. and Canada tour.
Accessories licensee RockLove continues to grow its slate of entertainment brands with new additions including the TV series "Outlander" and Warner Bros.' The Hobbit.
WEA Corp., the artist and label services arm of Warner Music Group, has appointed Alix Kram as vice president of global brand licensing.
Stern Pinball has launched a new line of pinball machines featuring the rock band KISS, in a deal brokered by KISS's licensing agent Epic Rights.
Nickelodeon has renewed the live-action daily strip, "Make It Pop," for a second season of 20 episodes.
This month Nickelodeon will launch a host of brand-new "Blaze and the Monster Machines" content across TV, apps and online.
TF1 Production and Cyber Group Studios have made a number of new sales for the upcoming series "Mini Ninjas" (52x11), based on the Square Enix video game.
RRKidz, the company that re-launched "Reading Rainbow" in 2011, has appointed Brand Central to develop its consumer products program.
The National Football League, NFL Players Inc. and licensee Bleacher Creatures have unveiled the 2014 NFL player plush collection, which includes more than 50 NFL stars.
The Kardashian sisters are entering a whole new arena–hair care–in a new partnership with Farouk Systems.
Ralph Lauren has been named as an official partner and outfitter of the PGA of America through 2020.
Poeticgem is developing a range of products based on the iconic British motorcycle brand BSA.
K and K Promotions has entered into a representation agreement with Network Entertainment and Reeder Brand Management for the Evel Knievel brand.
Bazooka Candy Brands, maker of the Ring Pop candy brand, has kicked off another phase of its #RockThatRock campaign, with pop band R5.
National Geographic has tapped Home Source International to develop a line of beach towels under its National Geographic and National Geographic Kids brands.
Innovation First International and Hexbug will launch the new Tony Hawk Circuit Board toy line on shelves across Europe and North America this fall.
ABS by Allen Schwartz has tapped Majesty Brands to design, manufacture and distribute fashion legwear for the brand in the U.S. and Canada.
Michelle Smith will be the sixth designer in Kohl's Department Stores' DesigNation fashion collaboration series.
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