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Genius Brands and ChizComm Founders Part Ways Under Contradictory Claims

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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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.

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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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Kartoon Channel! Begins Streaming on Pluto TV

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.’

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Shaquille O’Neal’s ‘Headnoise’ Examines the Pressure to Succeed

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.’

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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.

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‘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.

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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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‘The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss’ Now on Kartoon Channel!

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Jennifer Garner and Warren Buffett Voice COVID-19 Prevention PSAs for Kids

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.

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Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! Subscription Service Set for Amazon Channels

Channel plans to deliver ‘content with a purpose,’ including ‘Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club,’ ‘Baby Genius’ and ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab.’ 

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Genius Brands Expands Licensing Program for ‘Rainbow Rangers’

Slated to premiere in 2018 on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr., ‘Rainbow Rangers’ rolls out comprehensive retail program spearheaded by Mattel’s Fisher-Price Toys as master toy partner with previously announced licensing partners H.E.R. Accessories, Bentex and Franco Manufacturing.

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