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Genius Brands network to launch on premiere digital platform Xumo

Genius Brands network to launch on premiere digital platform Xumo

Animation, Channels
Genius Brands International, the global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, announced that its Genius Brands Network, including both the Kid Genius Cartoon Channel and Baby Genius TV, will be launching on the premier LIVE and over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) service for the digital age, XUMO. “Consumers’ demand for engaging ‘content with a purpose’ has never been stronger,” said Mark Shoeman, Director of Distribution at Genius Brands. “As more children and parents become adept with an ever-growing number of devices, their favorite and trusted brands should be available to them on XUMO, which affords the Genius Brands Network with new and exciting ways to amaze and delight our viewers,” Mark further stated.   Genius
Genius Brands Intl. appoints APC Kids as content distributor of Rainbow Rangers in EMEA region

Genius Brands Intl. appoints APC Kids as content distributor of Rainbow Rangers in EMEA region

Channels
Genius Brands International has appointed APC Kids as in charge of the content distribution of their new pre-school series Rainbow Rangers covering the EMEA region including Russia and ex-CIS countries. The series that is still in production for its first season will focus on colourful adventures featuring seven 9-year old girls who serve as the planet’s first responders. They protect people, animals, resources and the natural beauty of Earth. The series is already slated for a fall 2018 debut on Nick Jr. The debut of the CG animated series will be supported by a comprehensive consumer products programme with a planned roll out in the US on late spring 2019, all the way through back to school and holiday. The programme will be led by global master toy partner Mattel and global mas
Genius Brands Intl. appoints APC Kids to handle content distribution of Rainbow Rangers

Genius Brands Intl. appoints APC Kids to handle content distribution of Rainbow Rangers

Licensing
Genius Brands International has appointed APC Kids as exclusive agent to handle content distribution for its pre-school series Rainbow Rangers throughout EMEA including Russia and ex-CIS countries. The series  follows Earth’s First Responders, a group of girls who protect the environment with their unique personalities and powers. APC Kids is the children’s entertainment distribution arm of London-based boutique financier and distributor About Premium Content. The first season of the CGI-animated series is currently in production. The show is set to premiere in fall 2018 on Nick Jr. Genius Brands is developing a consumer products program scheduled to begin rolling out with retailers across the US in spring 2019. The CP initiative will be led by global master toy partner Mattel as w
Genius Brands International’s Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! to debut on Amazon channels

Genius Brands International’s Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! to debut on Amazon channels

Animation
Further expanding Amazon’s reach in the kid’s digital media space, Amazon channels will debut Genius Brands International’s Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! subscription streaming service on September 28th. Genius Brands International’s Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! is spearheaded by industry veterans including multiple Emmy Award winning producer & CEO of Genius Brands Andy Heyward and Margaret Loesch (formerly head of The Hub, Fox Kids) who serves as Executive Chairman of the channel.   The channel’s “content with a purpose” programming includes Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, Martha Stewart’s Martha & Friends, Gisele Bundchen’s Gisele & the Green Team, Liberty’s Kids (starring the voice talent Walter Cronkite as Benjamin Franklin), Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, Dinos Squad, Ins
Genius promotes two of its top executives

Genius promotes two of its top executives

Studio
Genius Brands International, Inc. Genius Brands, a leading media company that creates, produces and licenses children’s multimedia entertainment content and products for global broadcast, digital and retail distribution, has promoted two of its top executives. One, Kid Genius Cartoon Channel President Deb Pierson has been named as SVP, Global Content Distribution & Marketing and Lloyd Mintz has been promoted to SVP of Worldwide Consumer Products. The announcement was made today by Genius Brands’ Chairman & CEO Andy Heyward, to whom both report directly. “Many of Genius Brands achievements of the past several years can be directly credited to the efforts of Deb Pierson and Lloyd Mintz,” said Heyward. “Both are stellar executives who are committed to our goal of providing i

Genius Brands ties up with Fathom Events for a special screening of SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princess

Events, Uncategorized
Genius Brands International has tied up with Fathom Events for a special one-night cinematic screening of SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princess, a feature-length compilation of season one of the music and fashion-fueled series. The film is scheduled to release across the US on September 16. The special screening will also feature two sneak peeks of SpacePOP season 2, the premiere of all-new music videos and a special surprise featuring some of SpacePOP’s biggest fans. Participating cinema chains for the screenings include AMC, Regal and Cinemark. “In less than a year since the coming of the SpacePOP brand, we have successfully extended the characters and storylines across multiple online and offline channels, including YouTube, SVOD and OTT platforms, iTunes, PopJam, Musical.ly, and at
SpacePOP continues its growth momentum with 15 million channel views

SpacePOP continues its growth momentum with 15 million channel views

Animation
Ever since launching on YouTube in summer last year, SpacePOP, continues its growth momentum with nearly 15 million channel views and 45,000 subscribers. Its expansion plans for this year comesG with new content licence agreements for distribution with that producer Genius Brands International WeKids Asia of the music-driven animated series in China. Besides, Genius Brands has greenlit the development of season two of SpacePOP for global distribution. The film Is due to release in the fall of this year. Explaining the same, Genius Brands, president (worldwide content sales, global consumer products and marketing), Stone Newman says,“SpacePOP demonstrates that music, fashion, fun and adventure are universally appealing to girls, bonding them to a shared experience regardless of where t

GBL clocks new partners for SpacePOP!

Licensing, Top Stories
The Roster of Global Licensing Partners is growing speedily for Genius Brands International's New Tween Girl's Brand SpacePOP... The brand new merchandise based on the tween girls is in top gear, with a swathe of market makers and new partners inks deal with Genius Brands International. Big names such as Taste Beauty, Bare Tree Media, Canal Toys and Yowie Group are onboard to plunge into the merchandising world as debutants Taste Beauty will create a line of branded beauty products for girls based on the SpacePop princess characters including lip balm, lip gloss, nail polish, accessories, bath and body products and gift sets. .The firm has tied hands with master publisher partner Imprint, , part of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, who will launch a book series kicking of