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Richard Laurence Baron
Mister William’s World


Mister William made his debut at Licensing International 2005.

HOUSTON (January 10, 2006)Mister William©, is now setting his sights on the worldwide market for animated characters. The charming children’s figure was introduced by creator Paul Leigh at the Licensing International 2005 exhibition in New York City in June, to rave reviews.

Todd Parr, award-winning children’s book author/artist and co-creator/co-executive producer of the Emmy-nominated children’s show ToddWorld©, said, “I love Mister William! He is one very cool cat, and there is so much more behind that Cape-and-Mask. A fun and neat concept and a great thing for kids. I have never met a more determined and creative person than the creator of Mister William, Paul Leigh.”

Leigh participated in the recent second annual MIPCOM Junior Licensing Challenge, conducted in partnership with License! magazine. The Licensing Challenge allows Kids TV producers the opportunity to present their TV show or concept to major kids’ broadcasters from around the globe.

The new “Mister William’s World” TV animation concept combines a live-action, costumed Mister William, who speaks directly to boys and girls, with animated featurettes.  Each featurette uses the animated form of Mister William – and his friends – to portray wholesome, delightful learning experiences.

The new “Mister William’s World” Web site,, has now been completely revamped to focus on animation development.  Sample storyboards and story lines are now a key feature.

Andrew Levison, the Pennsylvania-based attorney who has specialized in character licensing for more than 25 years, first experienced Mister William at the 2005 New York City show. He calls Mister William “touching and endearing – a character that’s done everything right.”

The Mister William property and other characters of Mister William’s World© are available for children’s programming and franchising, to add wholesome appeal and early learning to a current line, or help licensees take advantage of new opportunities.

For more about Mister William in animation, visit


For additional information, contact:

Richard Laurence Baron
Mister Williamís World


Photo from Licensing International 2004 Show. Courtesy of Advanstar Communications.

HOUSTON (April 12, 2005)Mister William ©, the enjoyable new character created and illustrated by Paul Leigh, jumps into his first Licensing International exhibition on June 21, 2005. The appealing children’s character will be in Booth 1177, in the Art & Design Licensing Gallery, just across from the Art & Design Café, in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

"This will be licensees’ first chance for to see how the fresh and original characters of Mister William’s World can add big sales appeal," says Leigh, who has been refining Mister William and other characters of Mister William’s World © for both children’s books and franchising.

The wonderful new world centers on this precocious young boy, Mister William - who’s actually a loving little kitten with a wide-eyed curiosity about his surroundings. His curiosity may place him in some awkward situations. Along the way, he may discover his own fears and insecurities. But with the help of his friends and his Cape-and-Mask ©, Mister William always sees through his fears and saves the day.

He and his friends will make a lot of products extra-appealing: from school supplies and backpacks to stickers, activity Books, and plush toys. "When a licensee wants to add wholesome appeal and early learning to a current line, or take advantage of new opportunities, Mister William characters will help sell the products."

"And it’s his first trip to New York City – a whole new adventure for Mister William (and me) to explore," Leigh comments, laughing.

Prospective licensees may direct pre-exhibition inquiries to, or find more information at

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