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.
Warner Bros Consumer Products has lined up an array of Father’s Day products inspired by DC Comics characters.
FremantleMedia North America has formed its own original digital content studio, Tiny Riot!.
The Kellogg Company has appointed the Joester Loria Group to develop and execute a licensing program for its Pringles snack brand.
Professional basketball player Jeremy Lin and his company JLIN Marketing have appointed Seltzer Licensing Group to represent its brands.
Viz Media has added several new partners for the popular Naruto Shippuden manga and anime property.
Sony and Titan Merchandise have announced plans for a line of Breaking Bad vinyl figures.
HIT Entertainment, an affiliate of Fisher-Price, is planning brand-new CG-animated TV series based on the Little Peopl toy brand.
Design brand Rinekwall is the winner of the first-ever One to Watch contest for new Licensing Expo exhibitors.
Activision continues to expand the worldwide footprint for its Skylanders brand with a series of new publishing deals.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, has teamed with Party City Holdings in the U.S. and Canada for a new collection of party goods.
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