2014 Licensing Excellence Awards – List of Nominees

Posted March 25, 2014

licensing-awardsLIMA is excited to announce this year’s list of nominees for the 2014 Licensing Excellence Awards!  Online voting to begin shortly — stay tuned to licensing.org for details!

BEST ART OR DESIGN PROGRAM
PropertyOwner/Agent
Andy Warhol – The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Dena – Dena Designs, Inc.
Eric Carle: The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle Studio/Haven Licensing/The Joester Loria Group
Victoria and Albert Museum –V&A Enterprises Limited

BEST ART OR DESIGN LICENSEE
Licensee
Property/Product
Christian Dior – Andy Warhol by Christian Dior
Hasbro – Monopoly Charles Fazzino New York Edition
Junk Food Clothing Co. – Jean-Michel
Basquiat Apparel Collection
Levi’s – The Family Dog Apparel Collection
Sun Safes Mfg. Co. (Eagle Safes) – Keith Haring Pop-Art Safes


BEST CELEBRITY PROGRAM
Property
Owner/Agent
Cake Boss – Buddy Valastro – Discovery Communications
Grateful Dead –
Grateful Dead Productions/Warner Music Group
Jennifer Adams Home – Jennifer Adams Worldwide/All American Licensing & Management Group
One Direction – Global Merchandising Services Ltd.
Roberto Gómez Bolañosa aka Chespirito –
Univision Communications, Inc.

BEST CELEBRITY LICENSEE
Licensee
Property/Product
The Campbell Soup Company – Wolfgang Puck Organic Soup
The Hundreds –
Grateful Dead Collection
Meyer Corporation –
Cake Boss Cakeware: Bakeware and Accessories
Skyhigh International LLC –
One Direction Product Line
Thomas Pink Limited –
The Beatles Shirt Collection

BEST CHARACTER OR TOY BRAND PROGRAM
Property –
Owner/Agent

Ali the Fox – Beijing Dream Castle Culture Co., Ltd.
Filly Witchy – Home Focus Development Limited/Dracco Company, Ltd.
Hello Kitty –
Sanrio, Inc.
Minnie Mouse –
The Walt Disney Company
Monster High –
Mattel, Inc.

BEST CHARACTER OR TOY BRAND LICENSEE– HARD GOODS
Licensee –
Property/Product
Commonwealth Toy & Novelty –
Seth MacFarlane’s Ted Plush Bears
Hasbro – Marvel Titan Hero Series 12” Figures
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. –
Star Wars Authentic Big Figs
LEGO – LEGO Star Wars
Mr Maria – Miffy Lamp
Pressman Toy Corporation – The Elf on the Shelf Hide and Seek Game
Uncle Milton Industries, Inc. – Little Mermaid/Wild Walls Under the Sea Journey

BEST CHARACTER OR TOY BRAND LICENSEE– SOFT GOODS
Licensee —
Property/Product
Black Milk Clothing – Harry Potter Leggings
Digital Giving Ltd. – Garfield/Personalized Charity T-Shirts
Earth Therapeutics –
Hello Kitty Spa Collection
Freegun – Monopoly Underwear Collection
Glennz Tees – Rubik’s Cube Apparel Line
Junk Food Clothing Co. – DC Comics Apparel Collection
Shanghai Romma Apparel Co., Ltd. – Paul Frank Apparel

BEST CORPORATE BRAND PROGRAM
Property –
Owner/Agent

Better Homes and Gardens – Meredith Corporation
Febreze – Procter & Gamble/Beanstalk
Girl Scouts of the USA – Girl Scouts of the USA/The Wildflower Group, LLC
Glade –
S.C. Johnson/IMC
HGTV HOME –
HGTV HOME/Beanstalk
Stanley Black & Decker – Stanley Black & Decker/Beanstalk

BEST CORPORATE BRAND LICENSEE
Licensee –
Property/Product
Bassett Furniture – HGTV HOME Design Studio Only at Bassett
Crea Tech Plus – AEG Electric Radiators with Smart Connection
Cti – Ziploc Vacuum Sealer System
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. – Black & Decker Toy Line
Nestlé Coffee-mate – Girl Scouts Coffee Creamers
Realogy – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Signature Brands, LLC –
Breyers Toppings

BEST DIGITAL/NEW MEDIA PROGRAM
Property
Owner/Agent
Angry Birds Star Wars –  Rovio Entertainment Ltd. & Lucasfilm Ltd.
Anipang – Sundaytoz
Boo, The World’s Cutest Dog – Buddy Boo Inc./Knockout Licensing
Line Friends – Line Plus
Moshi Monsters – Mind Candy
Skylanders SWAP Force –
Activision Publishing, Inc.

BEST DIGITAL/NEW MEDIA LICENSEE
Licensee
Property/Product
Bioworld Europe
–The Killzone Collection
Egmont UK
– Minecraft Books
GUND — Boo, The World’s Cutest Dog Plush

Hasbro, Inc.
– Angry Birds Star Wars Product Line
Insert Coin
– The Last of Us Apparel Collection
Jazwares – Minecraft Toy Line

BEST FILM, TELEVISION, OR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Property –
Owner/Agent
Chhota Bheem – Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd.
Despicable Me 2 – Universal Pictures, Partnerships & Licensing
Doctor Who – BBC/BBC Worldwide Americas
Downton Abbey – NBCUniversal International Television Production/Knockout Licensing
Duck Dynasty – A+E Networks/Brandgenuity
Peppa Pig –
Astley Baker Davies and Entertainment One
Sofia the First – The Walt Disney Company

BEST FILM, TELEVISION, OR ENTERTAINMENT LICENSEE– HARD GOODS
Licensee – 
Property/Product

Hallmark Cards, Inc. – Duck Dynasty Social Expression Line
HTI –
Peppa Pig Role-Play Toys
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Toy Line
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. –
El Chavo Toy Line
Just Play – Doc McStuffins Get Better Check-Up Center
Playmates Toys, Inc. – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toy Line

BEST FILM, TELEVISION, OR ENTERTAINMENT LICENSEE– SOFT GOODS
Licensee –
Property/Product

Accessory Innovations – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D Special FX Backpack
Andover Fabrics –
Downton Abbey: The Women’s Collection
Changes – The Walking Dead Apparel
Jay Franco and Sons, Inc. – Sofia the First Home Collection
Jay Franco and Sons, Inc. – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Home Collection
The SGCompanies – Despicable Me 2 Footwear

BEST SPORTS OR SPORTS-THEMED ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Property –
Owner/Agent

ESPN College Football – ESPN/IMG Worldwide
PGA TOUR – PGA TOUR/IMG Sports Licensing
WWE – WWE

BEST SPORTS OR SPORTS-THEMED ENTERTAINMENT LICENSEE
Licensee –
Property/Product

3D Systems Corporation – NBA 3D Printed Figures with Consumer Faces
Footysuit Pty Ltd – National Rugby League All-in-One Baby-Grow Apparel Product
Junk Food Clothing Co. – Vintage NFL Collection
Levelwear –  NBA LevelFX Player Apparel
PPW Sports & Entertainment (China) Limited – European Football Clubs Credit Card Program
Topps Europe Limited – Premier League Match Attax Trading Card Game

BEST LICENSED PROMOTION
Promotion Name –
Owner/Agent

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Durango – Paramount Pictures
Crem Helado: Strawberry Shortcake Popsicle –
American Greetings/Exim Licensing Colombia
Hershey Angry Birds –
Rovio Entertainment Ltd./Tycoon Enterprises
Minions Love Bananas – Chiquita & Despicable Me 2 – Universal Pictures, Partnerships & Licensing
Peppa Pig Splashathon – Astley Baker Davies and Entertainment One
“Who Laid a Finger on Bart’s Butterfinger?” Sweepstakes – Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

BEST LOCATION-BASED OR EXPERIENTIAL
Name
Owner/Agent
100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo –
Shanghai Fu Xiang Properties Co., Ltd./Animation International Ltd.
Cartoon Network at Atlantis – Cartoon Network
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition Busts the Typical Museum Experience – Discovery Communications
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries –
Warner Bros.
The Simpsons Springfield USA at Universal Orlando Resort – Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
The Walking Dead: Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studio –  AMC/Striker Entertainment

BEST RETAILER
Retailer –
Property

Crumbs Bake Shop – Girl Scouts of the USA
Hot Topic – Doctor Who
Spencer Gifts – The Walking Dead
Target –Justice League
Toys“R”Us – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
UNIQLO – Coca-Cola
World Market – Downton Abbey

OVERALL BEST LICENSED PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Property –
Owner/Agent

Angry Birds Star Wars – Rovio Entertainment Ltd. & Lucasfilm Ltd.
Dena – Dena Designs, Inc.
Doctor Who – BBC/ BBC Worldwide Americas
Duck Dynasty – A+E Networks/Brandgenuity
Monster High –
Mattel, Inc.
One Direction –
Global Merchandising Services Ltd.
PGA Tour – PGA Tour/IMG Worldwide
Stanley Black & Decker – Stanley Black & Decker/Beanstalk