Genius brand expands program offerings on its dedicated kids’ platform with episodes of two iconic animated series.
Genius Brands International has announced the acquisition of two powerhouse animated children’s series from 41 Entertainment: Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, starring Jaleel White, and PAC-MAN and The Ghostly Adventures. The series will further bolster the content slate available on the company’s dedicated children’s channel, Kartoon Channel!
The acquisition includes 26x30’ episodes of PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, featuring the classic video game character PAC-MAN. The series follows the daily adventures of Pac and his loyal crew, Cyli and Spiral, who face the ups and downs of adolescence as they protect Pac-World from a ghostly army led by the evil Betrayus. Originally conceived in 1980, PAC-MAN immediately rose to fame, first in video game arcades, then through an array of branding and entertainment appearances. PAC-MAN enters his 40th year in 2020 as one of the most recognized images on the planet.
Also new for Kartoon Channel! are 26x30’ episodes of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the hit videogame by Sega, and starring the celebrity voice of Jaleel White of Family Matters. This comical, light-hearted, and gag-driven adventure series emphasizes positive themes for kids about personal safety and interpersonal relationships. Sonic, along with his idolizing young friend Tails, regularly oppose the main antagonist Dr. Robotnik, his robot henchmen Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts, and thwart their plans to conquer their home planet of Mobius. The series features a short Public Service Announcement titled "Sonic Says" at the end of each episode.
“Our mission in creating Kartoon Channel! has always been to deliver the best of the best in children’s entertainment, and we are excited to add these two series, featuring popular characters that are proven winners and that kids love,” commented Kartoon Channel! GM, Caroline Tyre.
Source: Genius Brands