The Mom’s Choice Awards Names Messy Anne Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products

Lawless Entertainment is honored to announce that Messy Anne has earned the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award ®. Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, Messy Anne is deemed to be among the best products/services for families.

Sondra Contino, Lawless Entertainment, (949) 419-6156,

Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 2016 – Lawless Entertainment is delighted to announce that the Mom’s Choice Awards ® has named Messy Anne as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

“Our aim is to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians, and other experts in knowing what is best for their families.”

With the evaluation now complete, the testing samples of Messy Anne will be donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and nonprofit organizations.

Messy Anne is a charming story about a little girl named Melissa Anne, whom everyone simply calls Messy – because Messy makes messes.

Messy Anne is a girl with things on her mind – usually the next thing. Despite her best intentions, Messy’s imagination inevitably gets her into one wild predicament after another, and Messy is left face to face with the consequences of her actions.

These consequences inevitably take the form of The Monstrosity—Messy’s nemesis and an imagined physical externalization of her mess. Never complaining, Messy rolls up her sleeves to do battle!

Lawless Entertainment is handling all licensing and merchandising worldwide including publishing as well as seeking co-production partners for the project.

“We are thrilled that Messy Anne has earned the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval,” says creator Daniel Barnhart. “We know all the great things the MCA does to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available to families.”

“Messy Anne is a property with a wealth of potential for multi-media and merchandise development such as children’s books, animation, apps, plush toys, apparel and more,” says Cathy Malatesta, President of Lawless Entertainment.

About Lawless Entertainment
Lawless Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based company that creates, co-produces, distributes and markets both animated and live-action programming throughout the world for both film and television that is headed up by President Cathy Malatesta. Lawless works with content providers and has relationships with top film, television, home video, online and mobile distribution entities throughout the world.

For more information contact Sondra Contino at (949) 419-6156 or visit

About the Mom’s Choice Awards ®
The Mom’s Choice Awards ® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families, and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries.

Around the world, parents, educators, retailers, and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families.

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