Ahead of the 2023 80th anniversary of the first edition of classic children’s book The Little Prince, LMI will be seeking new partnerships to develop a successful consumer products programme for the UK and Eire for the original illustrations – which are now available for licensing – as well as additional publishing projects including colouring books and activity books.

With more than 200 million books sold globally in 500 languages, the original publication has extended to a cinematic movie, a 3D animated Netflix series, a game with more than 100 million downloads, a theme park attraction, multiple global exhibitions, standalone stores, and a stage show musical.

A new pre-school TV series of 52 x 11 minutes is currently in development. The series, set for a 2023 release, is lead by BAFTA & NFT nominated writer Simon Nicholson, whose many credits include PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, Bob the Builder and Thomas and Friends.

Andrew Maconie, CEO LMI, says: “We are delighted to be working with POMASE [the owner of The Little Prince] and feel that together we can develop some innovative partnerships with key licensees.”

Thomas Rivière, great-grandnephew of Antoine de Saint Exupery and responsible for the estate of Saint Exupéry, adds: “It’s fantastic to be working with Andrew and the team to extend The Little Prince programme to the UK & Eire. LMI are a welcome addition to our expert team of global agents.’’

For further information contact Andrew Maconie, enquiries@lmiuk.com/01425 403430.