Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, and with more than 900 employees and offices in New York, New Jersey, Toronto, Vancouver, Munich, and London, Genius Brands International, Inc. is a NASDAQ publicly traded global children’s media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. Genius Brands is growing rapidly, both organically and through acquisitions, with a goal to become one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment companies. Genius Brands owns or controls a catalogue of more than 3,800 episodes of animated children’s programming and has more than 20,000 animated children’s episodes under license to the Kartoon Channel system. Led by award-winning creators and producers, we distribute our content worldwide in all formats.
Our guiding light is “Content with a Purpose.” We partner with award-winning creators, producers and educators to develop enriching, diverse programming. From early learning to STEM-based content, lessons in inclusivity and global citizenship, there is something for everyone from toddlers to tweens.
Our portfolio features hit preschool properties , such as Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Kartoon Channel!; Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal, coming to Kartoon Channel!; Rainbow Rangers on Kartoon Channel! and Netflix; and Llama Llama, starring Jennifer Garner, on Netflix. Upcoming productions include Shaq’s Garage/Baby Shaq and Wolfgang Puck’s Secret Chef Academy. The Company also supports the production of hit titles including CocoMelon (shorts), Barbie: It Takes Two, Octonauts: Above & Beyond (recently nominated for two Children’s and Family Emmys), as well as original IP titles including DreamWorks Team Zenko Go, The Guava Juice Show and Frederator Studios’ Bee and PuppyCat.
Our in-house Licensing and Retail Development team works with partners across the globe to bring our characters and brands to life at retail and into the homes of families everywhere. We are always looking for new and innovative partners to work with. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us at email@example.com.
Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! is a globally distributed entertainment platform with 100% penetration in the U.S. television market and is now being seen in more than 60 territories worldwide via satellite, cable, and terrestrial, as well as streaming, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The channel is available in the U.S. via a broad range of distribution platforms, including Comcast, Cox, DISH, Amazon Prime, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Apple iOS, Android TV, Android Mobil, Google Play, Roku, YouTube, KartoonChannel.com, Samsung Smart and LG TVs, the JetBlue Inflight platform and more. Genius Brands will soon launch the subscription-based Kartoon Channel! Kidaverse, featuring metaversal content and over 15,000 animated titles.
In the children's media sector, our portfolio features "Content with a Purpose" for toddlers to tweens, which provides enrichment as well as entertainment.
Wolfgang Puck’s Secret Chef Academy will feature an animated adventure series that stars Wolfgang Puck voicing his own character. Trying to create the greatest recipe book of all-time, Puck enlists the help of five talented kid chefs to procure iconic recipes around the world, however each trip becomes a madcap adventure.
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is a preschool property from the genius mind of Stan Lee about a class of extraordinary students with a secret… They are superheroes! Together with their teacher, Arnold Armstrong (voiced by Arnold Schwarzenegger) – they are taught to harness their powers and learn valuable life-lessons about health, exercise and anti-bullying.Click to Watch Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten
A preschool property created by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) with Shane Morris and Tim Mansfield (Frozen) about the thrilling adventures of Earth's first responders from the magical world of Kaleidoscopia. Debuted on Nick Jr. on November 5th, 2018.Click to Watch Rainbow Rangers
Created with and starring iconic investor Warren Buffett, Secret Millionaire's Club teaches kids lessons in financial literacy. Special guests include Jay-Z, Bill Gates and Shaquille O'Neal.Click to Watch Secret Millionaires Club