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.
Pop culture brand Tokidoki has teamed up with Major League Baseball Properties for a co-branded product line.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has secured several broadcast deals for its latest original comedy series, “Endangered Species” (52 x 11).
PGA Tour Superstore has unveiled a growth strategy that will more than double the current footprint of its experiential golf retail stores over the next five years.
Amazon has acquired the digital comics company comiXology, whose platform lets users discover, buy and read comic books and graphic novels online.
Jakks Pacific is planning to add a line of toys to its current range of role-play items featuring existing and upcoming Marvel characters and properties.
Marvel and Feld Entertainment have unveiled a prequel comic book to set the stage for the upcoming "Marvel Universe Live!" arena show.
First Lady Michelle Obama will guest star on two Disney/ABC Television Group TV series in May.
The Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence, a think tank for licensors, celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment have unveiled more Mother’s Day product inspired by super heroine Wonder Woman.
Bandai America has released a new toy line for the upcoming animated musical film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.
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