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.
Licensing Expo will feature 150 new exhibitors at this year's show including A&E, the MLB Players Association, Nintendo, YouTube, the Royal Ballet and more.
Disney Stores across the U.S. are celebrating Star Wars Day (May the 4th) today with in-store events and exclusive merchandise.
Delta Air Lines has tapped fashion designer Zac Posen to bring his creations to a different kind of runway via new flight attendant uniforms.
Zalemark is bringing the Crayola brand from children to adults with a new fine jewelry collection inspired by the iconic crayons.
Global fitness brand Zumba is heading to the high seas in the new Zumba Cruise from Royal Caribbean.
The PGA of America and Bon Appétit are teaming up for a program that will offer golf tips from top PGA professionals alongside cooking inspiration from chefs.
Vandor is planning a vast new array of products that will feature Disney and Disney Junior brands including Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
SCE Group has tapped the licensing and marketing firm Idea Patch to launch a full-scale lifestyle brand inspired by the New York adult nightclub Sin City Cabaret.
Artist Robin Zingone has partnered with Custom Personalization Solutions and the retailer PersonalizedPlanet.com to create a line of personalized products.
Teen retailer dELiA*s, which filed for bankruptcy in December, will re-launch exclusively online this August under new ownership led by Steve Russo of licensee FAB NY.
Toys 'R' Us has named Reg McLay as senior vice president of its Babies 'R' Us business, effective March 30.
Marvel is expanding its partnerships in the home textiles and room décor categories to focus on the college and adult demographic.
The Jim Henson Company has teamed with the animation house Cyber Group Studios to co-finance and co-produce two new children’s series.
The Winterthur Museum has tapped Art Needlepoint for a range of needlepoint designs inspired by the museums' drawings, prints and floor coverings.
The Praim Group has released a limited edition chocolate bar featuring DreamWorks Animation's latest feature film, Home.
Blue Star Media has acquired fellow show producer VEE Corporation, organizer of events such as "Sesame Street Live" and "Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival.
Sixty-year-old mascot Bazooka Joe is getting a makeover with the help of top tier illustrators and his fans.
Sean John, the menswear brand founded by rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs, has tapped Evy of California to create a line of boys' and girls' apparel.
Following the box office success of its first theatrical film, Maya the Bee: Movie, Studio 100 have unveiled plans to bring the movie to South America and the U.S.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has teamed with Bandai Namco Entertainment America to create a mobile game for the upcoming film Pixels.
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