‘TMNT’ Takes Two Licensing Excellence Awards

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the top-winning animation-related property at the 2014 LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards, handed out at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

TMNT won for Film, Television or Entertainment Licensee in both the Hard and Soft Goods categories. Angry Birds from Rovio, received the prize in the new Digital/New Media category.

The LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards honor the top licensed properties, products and campaigns in 11 distinct categories, including two new awards categories, Location-based or Experiential and Digital/New Media.

This year’s 20 full list of winners:

ART OR DESIGN

  • Best Art or Design Program of the Year
    • Dena (Dena Designs, Inc.)
  • Best Art or Design Licensee of the Year
    • Junk Food Clothing (for Jean-Michel Basquiat Apparel Collection)

CELEBRITY

  • Best Property of the Year
    • Cake Boss – Buddy Valastro (Discovery Communications)
  • Best Celebrity Licensee of the Year
    • Thomas Pink Limited (for The Beatles Shirt Collection)

CHARACTER OR TOY BRAND

  • Best Property of the Year
    • Monster High (Mattel)
  • Best Character or Toy Brand Licensee of the Year – Hard Goods
    • LEGO (LEGO Star Wars)
  • Best Character or Toy Brand Licensee of the Year – Soft Goods
    • Junk Food Clothing (for DC Comics Apparel Collection)

CORPORATE BRAND

  • Best Property of the Year
    • Girls Scouts of the USA (Girls Scouts of the USA/The Wildflower Group, LLC)
  • Best Corporate Brand Licensee of the Year
    • Bassett Furniture (HGTV HOME Design Studio Only at Bassett)

DIGITAL/NEW MEDIA

  • Best Property of the Year
    • Angry Birds Star Wars (Rovio Entertainment Ltd & Lucasfilm Ltd)
  • Best Licensee of the Year
    • Jazwares (Minecraft Toy Line)

FILM, TELEVISION, OR ENTERTAINMENT

  • Best Film, Television, or Entertainment Program of the Year
    • Duck Dynasty (A+E Networks/Brandgenuity)
  • Best Film, Television, or Entertainment Licensee of the Year – Hard Goods
    • Playmates Toys, Inc. (for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toy Line)
  • Best Film, Television, or Entertainment Licensee of the Year – Soft Goods
    • Accessory Innovations (for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D Special FX Backpack)

SPORTS OR SPORTS-THEMED ENTERTAINMENT

  • Best Sports Property of the Year
    • WWE (WWE)
  • Best Sports Licensee of the Year
    • Junk Food Clothing Co. (for Vintage NFL Collection)

LICENSED PROMOTION

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Durango (Paramount Pictures)

LOCATION-BASED OR EXPERIENTIAL

  • The Walking Dead: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studio (AMC/Striker Entertainment)

RETAILER

  • Best Retailer of the Year:
    • Hot Topic (for Doctor Who)

OVERALL BEST LICENSED PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

  • Duck Dynasty (A+E Networks/Brandgenuity)

Nominations were solicited from the worldwide licensing industry.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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