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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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‘Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders’ Debuts on THR.com

The Hollywood Reporter premieres Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment and Genius Brands International’s new adult animated series.

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GBI Launching ‘SpacePOP’ on YouTube

Music and fashion-driven animated property to be released online and across other digital platforms including Toon Goggles, PopJam, BatteryPOP and the Kid Genius channel on Comcast’s Xfinity on Demand platform.

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GBI Signs Agreement with Netflix for ‘Llama Llama’

Genius Brands International secures largest content licensing deal in company history with all-new animated preschool series based on the bestselling book franchise by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney to premiere globally on Netflix in 2017.

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Genius Brands International Appoints Rebecca Hershinger CFO

Company’s growth to be driven by a multi-year distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and expansion of existing brands such as ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab,’ ‘Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club’ and ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.’

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Debra Pierson Appointed General Manager of Kid Genius Channel

Former Kabillion executive to lead expansion of Genius Brands International’s Xfinity On Demand channel in delivering ‘Smart TV for Kids.’

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GBI Signs Home Entertainment Deal with Sony

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to distribute Genius Brands International kids properties including SpacePOP, Baby Genius, Secret Millionaires Club and Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 across multiple platforms in North America.

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GBI to Debut ‘Spacepop’ in Summer 2016

Genius Brands International to develop 100+ animated shorts featuring original music created by A&R veteran Ron Fair; Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group signed as worldwide publisher for new tween brand.

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Margaret Loesch Joins Genius Brands International’s Board of Directors

Former Hub exec joins fellow GBI Board of Directors industry vet Anthony Thomopoulos, former Governor of California Gray Davis, Hollywood Reporter publisher and senior VP Lynne Segall, ROAR co-founder Bernard Cahill, and former JP Morgan Entertainment Group managing director Clark Hallren.  

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Genius Brands International Redesigns Signature Baby Genius Brand

Genius Brands International redesigns signature Baby Genius brand characters as part of overall brand re-launch in 2014; character illustrations created by celebrated ‘David & Goliath’ founder and artist Todd Goldman.

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