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.
Airport retailer Paradies has signed an exclusive license agreement to open and operate the first-ever Forbes newsstands in airports in North America.
The Collegiate Licensing Company and the NCAA are coordinating to clear the marketplace of fake merchandise before the Men's Final Four.
The humor brand Bodacious Broads will soon appear on a greetings line from Design Design.
The Topps Company has launched a series of collectible Major League Baseball box sets based on content in its archives.
Lionsgate and the digital studio RocketJump Studios have formed a multi-year partnership to create film, television and digital content.
Kohl’s Department Stores is offering exclusive merchandise from the new animated feature Rio 2 through the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program.
OPI and Ford Motor Company are planning a limited edition nail lacquer collection inspired by the Ford Mustang.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has tapped apparel manufacturer Bioworld as the first licensee for ABC’s new comedy series, “The Goldbergs.”
The new mixed media animated series “Lily’s Driftwood Bay” is set to debut on Sprout in the U.S. May 12.
Mattel has completed its acquisition of fellow toy company Mega Brands for approximately $460 million.
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