"Finalists fanfare an array of properties from right across the spectrum."
The finalists in all seven of the Best Licensed Property categories in The Licensing Awards 2014 have been revealed.
The list completes the full finalist roll call for this year, joining those nominated in the Product, Retail and Marketing Communications categories, which were revealed earlier this month.
“The strong line-up of contenders in the licensed property categories are a true reflection of the dynamism of this ever evolving industry," said Ian Hyder, joint MD of Max Publishing, owner of The Licensing Awards. "The finalists fanfare an array of properties from right across the spectrum – newer entertainment properties which have really ‘hit the spot’ in the last year to true stalwart brands that have successfully wielded the power of their heritage."
“The addition of an award which recognises the gaming and new media properties further strengthens these accolades, while the new Best Film or TV property category celebrates the explosion of activity in this area.”
The finalists are as follows:
Best Pre-school Licensed Property
Sofia the First
Thomas & Friends
Tree Fu Tom
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Best Film or TV Licensed Property
Despicable Me 2
The Great British Bake Off
Mrs Brown’s Boys
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Best Gaming Or New Media Licensed Property
Call of Duty
Best Brand Licensed Property (‘brand’ means non-entertainment eg art, design, lifestyle, heritage, FMCG, transport etc)
Me to You
Wall’s Ice Cream
Best Music or Celebrity Licensed Property
Best Sports Licensed Property
Arsenal Football Club
Liverpool Football Club
Manchester United Football Club
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
The Classic Licensed Property Award (This is for properties that are over ten years old. The winning property will enter the Classic Hall of Fame and join previous winners, The Beano in 2013, Mickey Mouse in 2012 and Star Wars in 2011)
Mr.Men and Little Miss
My Little Pony
Thomas & Friends
The winners of all the Best Licensed Property award categories will be revealed (alongside the winners of the Product Awards and Marketing Communication Award) at The Licensing Awards on Tuesday, September 16th which will take place in The Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Tickets for the Awards are available by calling Createvents on 0118 334 0085 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.