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.
RRKidz, the company that re-launched "Reading Rainbow" in 2011, has appointed Brand Central to develop its consumer products program.
The Peppa Pig live show, which has sold more than 650,000 tickets in the U.K., is headed to the U.S.
Panini will create a sticker album for the upcoming FIFA Women World Cup, which will take place from June 6 to July 5 in six cities across Canada.
Backyard Sports brand is celebrating the success of NBA MVP Stephen Curry with a super-powered Stephan Curry character in its mobile game.
Vita Coco has teamed with swimwear brand L*Space by Monica Wise to create a limited edition bikini inspired by the coconut water brand.
Licensing agency LMCA has added two new members to the team of its consulting subsidiary ProdigyWorks.
Playboy has joined forces with Blitzway to create a limited edition collection of art figurines that highlight the brand's history of bringing together art and pop culture.
The licensing division of Colonial Williamsburg has signed a new deal with York Wallcoverings for a line of wallpaper based on its archives.
Feld Entertainment, producers of "Marvel Universe Live!," has partnered with Unifi and the Boys and Girls Club of America to teach youth about recycling.
Mark Feldstein & Associates has introduced a series of LED nightlights featuring artist Thomas Kinkade’s Disney Dreams collection.
Techno Source has launched the Kurio Extreme tablet, the newest addition to its Kurio line of Android devices for kids.
Paramount Pictures has teamed up with IMAX and Google to develop interactive live and online experiences for its upcoming film, Interstellar.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing is collaborating with The LEGO Group to develop a new construction line for the upcoming film of Jurassic World.
Hasbro has promoted John Frascotti to the newly created position of president, Hasbro Brands.
Sears Holdings has entered into lease agreements with European fashion retailer Primark for seven standalone stores in the U.S.
Kate Spade New York and Jack Spade are making their first foray into childrenswear with a new limited edition line of apparel and accessories at GapKids.
Dark Hall Mansion has unveiled a limited edition run of Max Dalton's “The Jimi Hendrix Experience" print.
Firefly Brand Management has finalized a number of deals for the TapatÍo hot sauce brand that include extensions into gifting and apparel.
Dentsu Entertainment USA has added three new licensees for "Little Battlers eXperience," an original concept created by Level-5.
Babies ‘R’ Us will help parents celebrate their little ones’ very first holiday season with a special series of “Baby’s First Christmas” in-store events.
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