Lawless Entertainment Concludes Deal with Galison/Mudpuppy on Behalf of The Little Prince

Los Angeles, August 16, 2012 – Lawless Entertainment is pleased to announce the conclusion of a deal with Galison/Mudpuppy on behalf of The Little Prince.

Mudpuppy, a division of Galison Publishing, will develop puzzles, a locked diary, colored pencils, stencils and more utilizing art from The Little Prince. The merchandise will initially debut in the US in January 2013 and in May 2013 in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Additional items will be released in August 2013 in the US and December 2013 in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
The Little Prince, first published in 1943, is a novella and the most famous work of the French aristocrat writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The novella is both the most read and most translated book in the French language, and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France, maintaining sales of over one million copies per year worldwide. Translated into more than 250 languages and dialects, with sales totaling more than 200 million copies, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published.

Mudpuppy has 20 years of expertise in designing children’s gifts based on artwork from children’s literature. Mudpuppy titles have been the recipient of over 75 awards including Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, iParenting, Dr. Toy, Parent & Child Teachers Pick and Creative Child Seal of Excellence. The Company has been engaged to create custom children’s products for such companies as Reading is Fundamental, Amtrak, US Airways, Pottery Barn and Marriot International.

“We are proud to work with this very creative company,” says Eric Edery, Partner at Method Films/Managing Director at Propertiz Licensing. “We believe this is the beginning of a great story between The Little Prince and Mudpuppy.”

“At Mudpuppy we pride ourselves on creating award winning toys, puzzles and games. We are thrilled to be working with the classic imagery and story of The Little Prince and we hope to enable another generation to find new ways to enjoy this wonderful tale,” says Bill Miller, President of Galison/Mudpuppy.

“Lawless Entertainment is delighted to see the continued expansion of The Little Prince throughout the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand,” says Cathy Malatesta, President of Lawless Entertainment.

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About Lawless Entertainment
Lawless Entertainment, 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.

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About The Little Prince
First published in 1943, The Little Prince is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s most famous novella and has been one of the most enduring properties for decades. It has been translated into more than 220 languages and dialects, making it the most translated book in the world, and has sold 134 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time, and one of the most universal properties on the planet. While it is geared towards children, it spans generations, and is rooted in profound observations about life and human nature to which all can relate. With international licensees already in place, The Little Prince has a proven sales track record with 40 licensees in France, 20 in Germany, 15 in Brazil, and 30 in Japan and Korea.

About Galison/Mudpuppy
Mudpuppy, the award-winning children’s division of Galison Publishing, was launched in 1992 to create products based on children’s literature. The company has since expanded its scope to include, educational toys, crafts, stationery and other gifts for children and the young at heart. Popular in museum, gift and department stores, Mudpuppy is known for creating innovative formats and offering high-quality, well-designed products at a reasonable price. For more information, please visit

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