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.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a multi-category clothing deal for the Amy Coe baby and kids' brand that broadens the retail reach of the brand.
Stan Lee has partnered with Carnival Films, the production company behind "Downton Abbey," to create a mystery crime drama for the U.K.'s Sky 1 network.
Endemol Shine Group has teamed with digital celebrity and entrepreneur Michelle Phan to create the new multi-platform digital network, Icon.
Nike has extended its license agreement with Perry Ellis International for men's, women's and children's swimwear and accessories in North America.
Internet star Grumpy Cat has joined forces with a number of new licensees for a comic book series, a new app and more.
San-X is taking the Asian character Rilakkuma global with new international licensing agents and licensees.
The Norwegian Star cruise ship has been re-launched with a range of new dining and entertainment venues including the Jimmy Buffet-themed Five o'Clock Somewhere Bar.
The Winterthur Museum has tapped Art Needlepoint for a range of needlepoint designs inspired by the museums' drawings, prints and floor coverings.
PlayDate Digital will launch a new My Little Pony digital storybook Thursday, two days before the season five premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Popular YouTube personality, fashion designer and influencer Bethany Mota will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo, June 9.
Coffee company Illy has collaborated with artist Robert Wilson for its latest Illy Art Collection of special edition coffee cups.
HBO has announced a global partnership with Running Press for books and mini-kits inspired by the TV series “Game of Thrones.”
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE have signed a multi-year partnership for home video distribution of WWE programming.
Konami Digital Entertainment has released a large assortment of new Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game products for beginners and veterans.
Epic Rights has partnered to create the new "KISS Official Photo App," which lets fans customize photos, texts and more with images of the rock band.
Crayola has partnered with Lulu Jr. to develop book-making kits for children ages 4 to 12.
Meredith Corporation and David Zinczenko, co-author of the Eat This, Not That! book series, have launched a standalone magazine for the brand.
JRL Group, licensing agency for Encyclopaedia Britannica, has inked a new deal with Phoenix International Publications for kids' educational products.
Lori Lynn Peikoff, sister of licensing industry veteran Michael Peikoff died on Oct. 21 at the age of 54 from cancer.
NASCAR Team Properties is collaborating with the Madame Alexander Doll Company to design a new line of NASCAR-branded dolls.
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