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.
HanesBrands, owner of sportswear brands such as Hanes and Champion, has acquired the licensed collegiate apparel company Knights Apparel.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, has partnered with the Professional Education Institute to develop coaching and training programs.
Ravensburger is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Thomas & Friends" brand with the addition of new puzzles to its existing range.
CJ Products has added characters from the TV series "VeggieTales in the House" to its line of Pillow Pets foldable plush.
Retro Apparel launched its first line of It's A Good Sign apparel at the MAGIC Marketweek trade show last month in Las Vegas, Nev.
Crayola has teamed with Bloomingdale’s for the new I Am Color campaign that includes fashion collaborations, window displays and in-store events.
Disney Consumer Products is celebrating one of the studio's most iconic characters with a massive assortment of products inspired by the upcoming film Cinderella.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has teamed with Xbox to bring the Fast & Furious film franchise to the video game "Forza Horizon 2."
Feld Motor Sports and Strottman international have once again partnered with home improvement retailer Lowe’s to bring back Monster Jam-themed Build and Grow Clinics.
Nickelodeon is planning a new live awards show–Kids' Choice Sports 2014.
Yoplait Go-Gurt yogurt is celebrating the new movie Disney's Muppets Most Wanted with an on-pack promotion from now through April.
KitchenAid has teamed up with two well-known brands in the world of beverages–home carbonation brand SodaStream and home espresso company Nespresso.
Fender and Major League Baseball are extending their partnership to include a line of team-themed electric guitars.
Lucky Brand is expanding its ongoing partnership with music legend Johnny Cash in honor of the release of a lost Johnny Cash album.
Toys ‘R’ Us will offer an expanded range of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood toys, as the brand heads to other top retailers.
The full series of BRB Internacional’s animated series “Canimals” is now available on Hulu Kids, making its U.S. debut via the Internet TV service.
Décor and novelty manufacturer Fathead has launched its latest Big Head cut out mask featuring financial guru Warren Buffett.
Concept One is developing a line of accessories featuring the mobile game “Flappy Bird."
U.K. children’s research and consulting firm The Pineapple Lounge is planning to open a U.S. division and has Cheryl Gotthelf to lead it.
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