Harold and Jennifer Chizick are out less than a year after their company was acquired by the growing kids’ media company; business will continue under the leadership of Donna MacNeil and Kathleen Campisano.
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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.
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!
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.
Genius Brand’s kids’ channel now available on the free TV streaming platform; shows include animated TV series ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,’ ‘Shaq’s Garage,’ and fan favorites ‘Baby Genius’ and ‘Pac-Man.’
Legendary former NBA star to co-write, produce, and narrate new CG animated short about two young basketball hopefuls, the stresses they face as they follow their true passions, and the anxiety that can come from listening to your internal ‘head noise.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
Genius Brands International acquires streaming and video-on-demand rights to the popular preschool series from The Jim Henson Company that features a hybrid of puppetry and CG animation.
Genius Brand and ABG Entertainment partner with O’Neal on new kids’ action adventure series slated for release on Kartoon Channel! in early 2022.
Genius brand expands program offerings on its dedicated kids’ platform with episodes of two iconic animated series.
Genius Brands adds 230 new episodes of programming, bolstering their growing slate of family-friendly entertainment on their recently launched free digital platform.
Recently launched kids’ streaming platform brings free curated content to mobile devices, expanding its reach to millions of U.S. households.
Famed director joins Genius Brands’ new animated kid’s series, also being developed into live-action series and feature film spin-off.
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.
New channel coming June 15 to digital networks across Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Comcast COX, SelectTV, Dish, Sling TV, Tubi Xumo.
First three of seven animated spots released, using ‘Llama Llama,’ ‘Secret Millionaires Club,’ and other Genius Brands International properties to help kids learn safe hygiene.
Channel plans to deliver ‘content with a purpose,’ including ‘Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club,’ ‘Baby Genius’ and ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab.’
Kids media brand appoints former Genius Brands International exec to oversee licensing & merchandising, sponsorships & brand integrations, and global sales of premium content.