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Genius Brands appoints Kerry Phelan to role of EVP and GM of global franchise management

Genius Brand International has appointed the 30 year consumer branding executive, Kerry Phelan to the newly created role of executive vice president and general manager of global franchise management. In her new role, the former DreamWorks and Pixar executive will report to both Andy Heyward, chairman and CEO, and Harold …

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Genius Brands taps Never Wrong Toys as global master toy partner for Rainbow Rangers

Genius Brands International has named Never Wrong Toys – a subsidiary of China’s leading toy manufacturer, Markan Industrial Group – as its global master toy partner for the animated series, Rainbow Rangers. Under the partnership, Never Wrong Toys will develop a broad range of preschool products in the toy category, …

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Genius Brands International launches Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten on Kartoon Channel

Genius Brands International has detailed the official launch of Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, streaming exclusively on Kartoon Channel and premiering with a two-episode double feature later this month. One of the last creations from the mind of the late Stan Lee, the series stars the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who …

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Genius Brands International promotes Michael Jaffa to COO

Genius Brands International has promoted Michael Jaffa to the role of chief operating officer from his previous role as general counsel and senior vice president of business affairs. In his new position, Jaffa will continue to report to GBI chairman and CEO, Andy Heyward. As COO, Jaffa will be responsible for …

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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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