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.
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.
Crayola has teamed with Bloomingdale’s for the new I Am Color campaign that includes fashion collaborations, window displays and in-store events.
Disney Consumer Products is celebrating one of the studio's most iconic characters with a massive assortment of products inspired by the upcoming film Cinderella.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has teamed with Xbox to bring the Fast & Furious film franchise to the video game "Forza Horizon 2."
Feld Motor Sports and Strottman international have once again partnered with home improvement retailer Lowe’s to bring back Monster Jam-themed Build and Grow Clinics.
Viacom has agreed to bring 22 of its networks to Sony's forthcoming cloud-based TV service.
Toys 'R' Us lifted the curtain on its plans for the 2014 holiday season during a preview event at its showcase Time's Square store in New York City Wednesday.
Apparel company Loudmouth, known for its bold, bright patterns, has signed a new licensing deal with electronics accessories specialist, iHip.
Lionsgate has acquired the distribution rights to The Smosh Movie, based on the AwesomenessTV YouTube brand.
Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have finalized their joint acquisition of global content creator and TV distributor All3Media.
WildWorks, a developer of online worlds and free-to-play games, has appointed Peeko as the worldwide licensing agent for its Animal Jam brand.
Vidorra Group has signed an agreement with Zinkia Entertainment to manage and expand the preschool brand Pocoyo's licensing program in the U.S. and Canada.
Activision Publishing's “Skylanders Trap Team" has officially launched at major retailers across the U.S.
DreamWorks Animations' AwesomenessTV YouTube network is bringing its brand offline with the launch of the pop-up shop Scene@AwesomenessTV in Los Angeles, Calif.
Bleacher Creatures has launched its 2014 NHL player plush collection, with Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.
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