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.
Disney XD has picked up the LEGO Group's "Star Wars: Droid Tales" TV series, a re-telling of the Star Wars saga through the eyes of characters C-3P0 and R2-D2.
All American Licensing & Management Group been appointed to develop a comprehensive licensing strategy for the Legendary Hatfield & McCoy Family brand.
Wedding Paper Divas has teamed with Hollywood wedding planner Mindy Weiss for a range of how-to content and stationery.
Triforce Luggage has teamed with neo-pop artist Francisco Ceron for a new line of contemporary, colorful luggage sets.
HanesBrands, owner of sportswear brands such as Hanes and Champion, has acquired the licensed collegiate apparel company Knights Apparel.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, has partnered with the Professional Education Institute to develop coaching and training programs.
Ravensburger is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Thomas & Friends" brand with the addition of new puzzles to its existing range.
CJ Products has added characters from the TV series "VeggieTales in the House" to its line of Pillow Pets foldable plush.
Retro Apparel launched its first line of It's A Good Sign apparel at the MAGIC Marketweek trade show last month in Las Vegas, Nev.
RadioShack announced plans to close up to 1100 underperforming stores in the U.S. at its fourth quarter earnings report Tuesday.
Tervis has tapped into its inner ninja with a new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles insulated drinkware.
Crayola is planning a range of products featuring Lima Sky’s app property Doodle Jump, including mobile games and a line of craft kits.
Fam Brands is expanding its range of products under the Bally Total Fitness brand with the launch of fitness accessories.
Conde Nast’s digital food brand Epicurious has teamed up with Tabletops Unlimited to develop a branded housewares collection.
Jakks Pacific has released the first product in its line of toys inspired by the upcoming feature film Godzilla.
Saban Brands has partnered with San Francisco’s Center for Childhood Creativity to develop a series of activities for kids.
Marley Coffee, the branded coffee inspired by musician Bob Marley, is broadening its distribution across the northeastern U.S.
Sears is planning to launch new fast fashion in-store shops called Now + Here at locations across the U.S.
“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.
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