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.
British soccer team Liverpool FC has appointed Fermata Partners to expand its brand in North America.
Disney Junior has optioned the New York Times-bestselling kids' book series Fancy Nancy for a TV movie and series.
SmileyWorld has launched a host of new fashion collaborations featuring the iconic smiley face imagery with retail partners around the world.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises has partnered with actress Julie Andrews to develop a new preschool TV series based on her book series The Very Fairy Princess.
High IntenCity has renewed its license for ABC’s TV series "Once Upon a Time" for jewelry, hair and novelty accessories.
The Praim Group has released a limited edition chocolate bar featuring DreamWorks Animation's latest feature film, Home.
The Hollywood Reporter has launched a multi-year partnership with the China's largest Internet service provider Tencent to license its news, articles and videos.
Discovery Family Channel is planning 200 hours of new programming and more than 20 new series for the 2015-16 season.
Genius Brands International announced is expanding its partnership with Comcast to launch Kid Genius, a new channel on Xfinity On Demand.
TVO has partnered with DHX Media to develop a children's series based on the George Greenby books by world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.
Hasbro has announced the top five "house rules" from fans that will be featured in future Monopoly games.
Bulldog Licensing has signed another new Garfield licensee in the U.K.–Sambro will create a line of bags featuring the character.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has tapped publisher Dark Horse to create an art book for the upcoming film The Book of Life.
NFL Players Inc., the marketing and licensing arm of the NFL Players Association, has launched Activate, an online micro-endorsement marketplace.
Disney XD Canada will debut a new live-action news-style show that takes viewers inside the world of gaming Monday.
Brand Central has signed on to develop a consumer products program for the design and lifestyle company Dwell Media.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Mattel are teaming up to give Barbie her first-ever live-action feature film.
Rainbow has sold their girls’ series “Mia and me” to Nick Jr. in the U.S. and Turner in France.
Museum Replicas has teamed with HBO Global Licensing to create a line of collectible, wearable costume and prop replicas based on the TV series “Game of Thrones.”
Nickelodeon has teamed up with Insight Editions for a new book that tells the complete, never-before-told story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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