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.
“Sesame Street” character Abby Cadabby and Sesame Workshop's H. Melvin Ming will launch the annual Light It Up Blue global campaign to raise awareness of autism.
Brand Activation Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Brand Brilliance Awards.
Marvel can add another blockbuster to its belt–Captain America: The Winter Soldier brought in $96.2 million in its first weekend in the U.S.
Subscription e-commerce site JustFab has launched a new women’s shoe and handbag collection from Latin superstar Paulina Rubio.
Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending this March, according to the National Retail Federation.
NBCUniversal has launched an original video programming initiative that will be featured across its digital platforms.
Perry Ellis International has signed with Parigi Group to develop children’s apparel for its Perry Ellis and Original Penguin brands.
The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College, has named Nicole Armentrout as senior director, marketing.
Candlewick Press is planning a yearlong program of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You.
National Geographic has partnered with Live Prepared to launch a line of preparedness products for natural disasters and unexpected events.
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