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Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! acquires Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man animated series

The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures are the latest children’s series to be landing on Genius Brands’ recently launched Kartoon Channel! app. The streaming rights to the two animated series were acquired from 41 Entertainment as GBI continues to build its animated content offering. …

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GBI taps Archie Comics for Stan Lee Universe comic books and brings in Batman’s Michael Uslan to develop the property

One week after it presented its major plans to develop the Stan Lee Universe, Genius Brands International has entered into a comic book publishing agreement with Archie Comics to publish comic books and graphic novels based on the never before exploited Stan Lee IP. An iconic name in the comic …

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Llama Llama joins MaskClub.com for cloth mask range in fight against Covid-19

Genius Brands International has partnered with the MaskClub.com subscription service run by the license apparel company, Trevco, to bring the cast of its popular Llama Llama series to the cloth mask market. As part of the initiative, GBI will be donating a percentage of the proceeds to the Save the …

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Genius Brands and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment create Stan Lee Universe in ‘ground breaking deal for pop culture licensing’

Genius Brands has secured a new and ground breaking deal with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to create the Stan Lee Universe. Under the deal, Stan Lee Universe will assume worldwide rights to the name, physical likeness, physical signature, live-action and animated motion picture, television, online, digital, publishing, comic book, merchandising …

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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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