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Shaquille O’Neal to star in and executive produce Genius Brands animated series, Shaq’s Garage

NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal has partnered with Genius Brands International to executive produce a new animated comedy series for kids called Shaq’s Garage. The series will star Shaq as it follows the secret adventures of hi extraordinary collection of cars, trucks and automobiles. O’Neal joins a team of executive producers …

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Genius Brands International names Marc Rosenberg its president of global brands and chief marketing officer

Genius Brands International has named the former head of marketing at Hasbro, Marc Rosenberg, as its new president of global brands and chief marketing officer. Best known for his role in leading global marketing teams behind Furby and GigaPets, Rosenberg brings a wealth of experience to the role. More recently, …

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Mondo TV to make new waves in the US with Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel

The European animated content distributor, Mondo TV is preparing to make new waves in the US when it launches its children’s animated comedy series, Invention Story, to the AVOD/SVOD market via Genius Brands International’s own Kartoon Channel. The series will land on the channel this autumn. Kartoon Channel is distributed …

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Genius Brands appoints Jessica Brinder as its new VP of international distribution

Genius Brands International has appointed former Corus Entertainment sales executive, Jessica Brinder, as its new vice president of international distribution. The move arrives as Genius Brands continues to grow all areas of its business, including with the launch of its Kartoon Channel, and plans for further content in the pipeline. …

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Genius Brands International rolls out its Kartoon Channel! app to iOS as it looks to take on Netflix and Disney+

Genius Brands International has extended the launch of its new, free digital Kartoon Channel to iOS with a new dedicated Kartoon Channel! app available on Apple iOS. It follows it initial launch across multiple AVOD and OTT platforms last month. Kartoon Channel! was launched onto the scene as a rival …

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Genius Brands delves into IP portfolio to deliver public messaging on hygiene amid COVID-19 pandemic

In an effort to provide information to parents and children in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Genius Brands International has produced a series of Public Service Announcements starring Warren Buffett and Jennifer Garner, to inform children about safe hygiene. The series of announcements will feature brands from the company’s catalogue of properties, …

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GBI names toy and licensing industry expert Jamie Buono-Sikorski as VP of marketing

Genius Brands International is continuing its mission to build an executive team to lead its growing global business with the appointment of Jamie Buono-Sikorski to vice president of marketing. In her new position, Buono-Sikorski will be responsible for driving brand awareness across all the company’s properties, including pre-school brands like …

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Genius Brands welcomes industry veteran Jeff Shapiro to VP of retail development role

Genius Brands International has named industry veteran Jeff Shapiro is vice president of retail development. The announcement was made by Genius Brands’ SVP of global consumer products, Lloyd Mintz, to whom he will report. Shapiro has held positions at Warner Bros. Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and The …

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