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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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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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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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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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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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Sony Takes Equity Stake in Genius Brands

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment takes an equity stake in the children’s global media company, expanding its distribution agreement to include the worldwide home entertainment marketing and distribution of the Genius catalog of brands.

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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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Genius Brands Licenses ‘SpacePOP’ to Luk Internacional

Luk Internacional acquires content distribution, licensing and merchandising rights to SpacePOP brand in Southern Europe including Spain, Portugal and Italy.

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Kid Genius Cartoon Channel Expands Reach in the U.S.

Genius Brands International partners with Future Today to deliver Kid Genius Cartoon Channel to 20 million additional homes, bringing the video on demand channel’s total reach to 42 million U.S. households.

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