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Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! Kidaverse Launches in April

Subscription-based commercial-free kids’ destination to be built on recently acquired Ameba TVs technology platform; enhanced content to include Kartoon Channel! favorites along with custom avatars and emojis, games, branded Kidaverse VR goggles, immersive content and NFTs for kids.

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Genius Brands Adds Zrinka Dekic as CFO, Head of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions

Entertainment industry and financial markets exec bolsters brands’ international operations following acquisitions of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc and stake in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment AG; previous CFO Bob Denton named executive vice president of finance and accounting.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Takes Stake in YFE

With Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. firmly in the company’s stable, media company moves to increase European and global streaming foothold by acquiring 28.6% of Your Family Entertainment AG; former Disney executive Paul Robinson tapped to guide and oversee international growth of Kartoon Channel!

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Genius Brands Buys Wow! Unlimited Media

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9:31am

Leading media company scoops up Canadian animation producer and its growing list of projects for clients like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Mattel; acquisition also includes famed Channel Frederator, which boasts 2,500 channels and over 1 billion ad-supported YouTube views each month.

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Genius Brands Adds Kerry Phelan to Manage Company Licensing and Merchandising

Consumer branding pro will lead global management of the company’s existing IP across licensing, merchandising, retail, and promotions; previously spearheaded successful licensing programs for major franchises including ‘Star Wars’ for Lucasfilm Ltd. and ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ for Lionsgate.

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Jon Ollwerther Named Kartoon Channel! President

Appointment comes in recognition of exec's contribution to growth and success of Genius Brands’ popular kids streaming platform; recent launch of ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ has elevated viewership to new levels.

SVOD Headline News

‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ Launches April 23 on Kartoon Channel!

New animated action-adventure series, starring the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger, follows six young superheroes in training as they learn to use their superpowers for good.

TV Animation Headline News

Sneak Peek Weekend: ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ Episode 1 Premiere

The exclusive Kartoon Channel! event runs January 29-31 and will feature an introduction from series co-executive producer and star, Arnold Schwarzenegger; the shows officially debuts Spring 2021.

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NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Stars in All-New ‘Shaq’s Garage’ Animated Comedy

Genius Brand and ABG Entertainment partner with O’Neal on new kids’ action adventure series slated for release on Kartoon Channel! in early 2022.

streaming Headline News

Kartoon Channel! Acquires Anime Series, ‘Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V’

Genius Brands adds 230 new episodes of programming, bolstering their growing slate of family-friendly entertainment on their recently launched free digital platform.

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Genius Brands Creating Stan Lee Universe with POW! Entertainment

New joint venture will assume perpetual, worldwide rights to over 100 original, previously unexploited, Stan Lee post-Marvel properties.

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John Landis to Direct Arnold Schwarzenegger on ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’

Famed director joins Genius Brands’ new animated kid’s series, also being developed into live-action series and feature film spin-off.

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Genius Brands Appoints Margaret Loesch as New Kartoon Channel! Executive Chairman

Fox Kids founding president and CEO joins company on eve of June 15 launch; David Neuman, former Walt Disney Television president, is named chief creative officer.

Genius Brands International Headline News

Nickelodeon Picks Up Genius Brands International’s ‘Rainbow Rangers’

CG-animated preschool series from an award-winning production team including ‘The Lion King’ director Rob Minkoff is is expected to air on Nickelodeon’s preschool channel, Nick Jr.

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Fisher-Price Named Master Toy Partner for Genius Brands’ ‘Rainbow Rangers’

Mattel subsidiary to develop comprehensive toy program across multiple categories for the preschool property for broad retail distribution worldwide.

Genius Brands International Headline News

Margaret Loesch Named Executive Chairman of Kid Genius Cartoon Channel

Children’s entertainment veteran to provide counsel to newly elevated channel president Deb Pierson as she spearheads aggressive growth plans for the rapidly expanding platform.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Minkoff and Morris Team Up on New CG Preschool Series

Genius Brands International teams with Disney’s ‘Lion King’ director Rob Minkoff and ‘Frozen’ co-writer Shane Morris on preschool adventure series, ‘Rainbow Rangers.’

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