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.
SEGA of America has expanded the new Sonic Boom brand program with the addition of new merchandising partners for toys, comics, apparel and novelty items.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has teamed with Kent International to develop a brand-new line of bicycle tires and tubes.
Adidas Group North America has signed a licensing agreement with DuPont Protection Technologies to use its Kevlar technology and brand in a line of new football cleats.
The Boppy Company, maker of the Boppy Feeding and Infant Support Pillow, has partnered with Rashti & Rashti to brings its brand to a range of new infant products.
Transporation company Uber has teamed with Fuhu, the creator of the Nabi kids' tablet, to launch the UberFamily rideshare service.
Agency Rush has signed on to represent the design brand Magicomora, created by artist Sergio Mora.
Nickelodeon will premiere its brand-new animated series "Harvey Beaks" March 29.
The Fred Rogers Company is planning a second season of its preschool series "Peg + Cat" for PBS Kids.
Genius Brands International has made a number of new sales for its portfolio of original content including Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 and the library of "Baby Genius" videos and music.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Real Brands is ready to launch its new line of HillBilly branded beverages this spring.
Nine West, a division of The Jones Group, and the fashion magazine InStyle are expanding their limited edition footwear collaboration.
Disney Consumer Products has unveiled its new product line for the new Cars brand, Neon.
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are adding to the slate of original series that will be available exclusively on the Internet TV streaming service.
Panama Jack continues to add new resort-inspired products to the home furnishings market with two new licensing agreements.
IDW Games and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are planning a new big-box board game based on the first three seasons of the ’90s TV drama “The X-Files.”
Disney has teamed with Birds Eye frozen vegetables (owned by Pinnacle Foods) to encourage kids to eat more vegetables.
C3 Entertainment licensee RRParks Cards is planning an extensive Three Stooges trading card set.
Adidas has formed a long-term partnership with Oscar-nominated, Grammy Award-winning celebrity Pharrell Williams.
Nicole Richie will bring her unfiltered sense of humor to a new VH1 reality series based on her tweets.
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