Genius Brands International Finalizes a Multitude of International Broadcast and Home Entertainment Agreements for Comedy Adventure Movie, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (SLAM 7)
SLAM 7 Deals, Including Discovery Channel in India, Illustrate Global Appeal of Comic Book Characters From the Mind of Legendary Stan Lee
BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/08/14 -- Genius Brands International, Inc. ("GBI") (OTCQB: GNUS), a global brand management company dedicated to providing entertaining and enriching 'content with a purpose' for toddlers to tweens, has secured a number of international home entertainment and broadcast sales for Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (SLAM 7), the animated super hero movie featuring an all-star cast that includes Lee himself. The announcement was made today by Genius Brands International's SVP of Global Sales Andrew Berman.
"The global fan base for Stan Lee is certainly an enticement for Stan Lee's Mighty 7 with program buyers the world over," said Berman. "This engaging film delivers high octane action and non-stop adventure underscored by positive and inspiring messages including the value of respect and kindness and how important it is to judge a person on their actions rather than their appearance. Kids will love the 'how to be a super hero' lessons provided by none other than Stan Lee -- in animation form; parents will appreciate the positive role models and programmers are eager to offer their audience a movie the whole family will enjoy."
Among the broadcasters eager to share Stan Lee's Mighty 7 with their viewers are the Discovery Channel in India; Denmark's Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR); Thailand's Workpoint; GMA in the Philippines and Israel's Imagine Media. As previously announced, the film has been licensed to ABC Australia and the Hub Network in the U.S., which premiered the film earlier this year.
Genius Brands International has also concluded sales of the movie for home entertainment release with Canada's Unidisc (for French-speaking Canada only), Australia's Beyond Home Entertainment and Germany's Edel AG. Partners join U.S. and Canadian (English-speaking only) home entertainment partner, Cinedigm.
In Stan Lee's Mighty 7, Lee stars as an animated version of himself, a legendary superhero creator, who teaches a crew of alien prisoners and their jailers, who have crash-landed on Earth, how to work together and use their powers to be superheroes. Each alien superhero has his or her unique powers and strengths, which aid in the group's ability to combat enemies.
Created with Lee, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 is produced by Stan Lee Comics, a joint venture among Genius Brands International, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and Archie Comics. The animated movie, the first installment of a trilogy, stars Stan Lee and features an all-star cast with Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Jim Belushi (The Defenders), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Darren Criss (Glee), Flea (of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers), Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), Michael Ironside (Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising) and Christian Slater (Breaking In).
To date, the Stan Lee's Mighty 7 brand has been licensed to Factory Entertainment (worldwide toy licensee) and Black Lantern (worldwide video game licensee), as well as to a multitude of U.S. apparel and consumer product partners.
About Genius Brands International
Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, Genius Brands International "GBI" (OTCQB: GNUS) is a publicly traded global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia content for toddlers to tweens. Led by award-winning creators and producers CEO Andy Heyward and President Amy Moynihan Heyward, GBI creates "content with a purpose," meaning content that is as entertaining as it is enriching. GBI's growing library of content includes the award-winning Baby Genius, Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club, Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and Stan Lee's Mighty 7, the first project from Stan Lee Comics, a joint venture with legendary Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment.
A Squared Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genius Brands International, is a brand management and licensing company that represents 3rd party properties across a broad range of categories in territories around the world. The company currently represents Psycho Bunny, a luxury apparel line; From Frank, a humor greeting card and product line; Elecktro Kids and MIP both from Wowee Toys; Celessence Technologies, the world's leading microencapsulation company; and Archie Comics, celebrating its 75th Anniversary as one of the most successful and beloved comic book brands of all time.
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Released October 8, 2014