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.
Cartoon Network Enterprises has launched a design contest for its series “Steven Universe.”
Xcel Brands has acquired the Judith Ripka lifestyle brand, known for jewelry, for $22.5 million.
Consumers will welcome the Easter Bunny with open arms this year with total spending on the holiday expected to reach $15.9 billion.
Maker Studios’ co-founder and former CEO Danny Zappin has asked a judge to delay a Tuesday vote on the sale of the YouTube network to Disney.
Crumbs Bake Shop has cooked up a deal with BJ's Wholesale Club to bring a selection of its baked goods to 201 club locations.
Outfit7, the company behind Talking Tom and Friends, has appointed a raft of new licensing agents to expand its reach globally.
“Tree Fu Tom,” produced by FremantleMedia Kids & Family, launched its second season in the U.S. on Sprout Tuesday.
Under Armour has opened the doors of its newest specialty retail location in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.
¡Hola! TV, a new Spanish-language TV channel based on the magazines ¡Hola! and Hello!, will launch on DIRECTV May 1.
Total men’s apparel U.S. retail sales reached $60.8 billion in 2013, a 5 percent increase over the $57.8 billion generated in 2012.
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