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.
SEGA of America has expanded the new Sonic Boom brand program with the addition of new merchandising partners for toys, comics, apparel and novelty items.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has teamed with Kent International to develop a brand-new line of bicycle tires and tubes.
Adidas Group North America has signed a licensing agreement with DuPont Protection Technologies to use its Kevlar technology and brand in a line of new football cleats.
The Boppy Company, maker of the Boppy Feeding and Infant Support Pillow, has partnered with Rashti & Rashti to brings its brand to a range of new infant products.
Transporation company Uber has teamed with Fuhu, the creator of the Nabi kids' tablet, to launch the UberFamily rideshare service.
Agency Rush has signed on to represent the design brand Magicomora, created by artist Sergio Mora.
Nickelodeon will premiere its brand-new animated series "Harvey Beaks" March 29.
The Fred Rogers Company is planning a second season of its preschool series "Peg + Cat" for PBS Kids.
Genius Brands International has made a number of new sales for its portfolio of original content including Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 and the library of "Baby Genius" videos and music.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Penguin has signed on to develop publishing programs for two preschool series–the upcoming CBeebies show "Hey Duggee" and DHX Brands' "Ella the Elephant."
As CPLG, a subsidiary of DHX Media, celebrates its 40th anniversary it is a particularly proud moment in the company’s history considering the recent changes and challenges it has encountered.
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are continuing their exclusive content partnership with the original animated series "The Adventures of Puss in Boots."
The irreverent gross-out brand Garbage Pail Kids is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with the launch of a comprehensive licensing program.
McDonald's USA is bringing back its Happy Meal Books program in partnership with HarperCollins Children's Books.
American Greetings Properties has announced a series of new apparel and accessories collaborations for brands including Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake and Madballs.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has reclaimed his crown as the No. 1 top-selling player in the NFL Players Inc. Top 50 Player Sales list.
PepsiCo. has partnered with Simply Natural/Healthy Food Brands to launch a range Sobe-branded fruit twist snacks.
Warren Clamen has joined Marquee Brands' board of directors as an independent director and special advisor to the brand management company.
Uniqlo will open two stores in Toronto, Canada, in the fall of 2016, marking the global apparel retailer’s first entry into the country and its 18th market overall.
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