Real Deal

New Licensees for Precious Moments

Precious Moments, Inc., recently signed new licensing agreements with three companies for seasonal, baby, and children’s products. Kiu Hung Industries Ltd. will produce Precious Moments-branded seasonal gift products. These include Christmas ornaments, snow globes, and stockings direct-to-retail in the United States. Mon Cheri Baby will develop Precious Moments baby layettes, blankets, and clothing in the United States. Beautiwise Ltd. will manufacture Precious Moments children’s makeup kits and activities for direct-to-retail programs.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Theater Production

The Joester Loria Group and The Eric Carle Studio announced the premiere of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Other Timeless Stories in the U.S., beginning on January 30, 2016, running through March 27, 2016, at the 47th Street Theatre in New York City.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie of 75 puppets during a 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage: The Artist Who Painted a Blue HorseMister SeahorseThe Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. For more information visit

Presented by Rockefeller Productions, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has already toured extensively throughout Australia.

Sesame Workshop, Tiggly in Deal

Tiggly, makers of tablet smart toys for preschoolers, and Sesame Workshop have signed a licensing agreement for Tiggly to develop a new app called Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen, which is available now. This early literacy app invites kids to build words, explore language patterns, and discover sounds while creating cookies with Cookie Monster. The app will interact with Tiggly Words connected toys bringing a tactile dimension to children’s digital play on tablets like the iPad.

Pretty Ugly, Looney Labs in Deal

Pretty Ugly, LLC owner of the Uglydoll brand, announced its recent partnership with Looney Labs to create the Uglydoll Loonacy card game.