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.
The average person celebrating Christmas, Kwanza and/or Hanukah this year will spend $804.42, up nearly 5 percent over last year’s actual $767.27.
Sesame Workshop and ToyTalk have signed a two-year research partnership agreement to explore ways to advance literacy learning among preschool-aged children.
The National Geographic Society has selected Mottahedeh to create porcelain dinnerware and gifts for its National Geographic Home brand in North America.
Specialty retailer Aeropostale has teamed up with four stars of the social media platform Vine to launch the United XXVI collection.
PBS Kids' new line of educational and earth-friendly toys is now available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets in the U.S.
Cabela’s Incorporated and country music star Luke Bryan debuted his new 32 Bridge line of clothing exclusively at Cabela’s this month.
Mask-arade, with Rubie’s Masquerade from the Warner Bros. Batman franchise, will launch three masks from The Dark Knight Trilogy.
Discovery Consumer Products signed new deals with toy companies DGL and RMS to develop products specifically for children.
Nickelodeon and Playmates Toys will launch new Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles action figures, of the characters Bebop and Rocksteady, exclusively at Walmart this month.
Vintage home electronics brand PYE, once famous for their portable turntables, has appointed brand licensing consultancy Golden Goose to re-launch its brand.
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