Genius Brands International

Genius Brands International Genius Brands International produces entertaining and enriching content with a purpose.

Genius Brands is a multi-media entertainment company dedicated to providing "content with a purpose" for toddlers to tweens. This means content that is as enriching as it is entertaining. We've tapped into the wisdom of Warren Buffett, the creative genius of Stan Lee, and other brilliant minds to create a portfolio of entertainment that engages, entertains, and enriches young minds. We've launched our Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! channel on Amazon Prime. Click Get App to be taken directly.

The Washington Post chose #LlamaLlama as the best book to read to your 2-year-old and we couldn't agree more! We're so p...
06/26/2019
The best books to read at every age, from 1 to 100

The Washington Post chose #LlamaLlama as the best book to read to your 2-year-old and we couldn't agree more! We're so proud to be a part of Anna Dewdney's eternal legacy.

Sometimes books come into our lives just when we need them. Here’s what to read and when.

We're so excited to partner with #Tankee to bring wholesome #gaming content to kids! #GNUS
06/25/2019
Tankee’s content joins the Genius Network

We're so excited to partner with #Tankee to bring wholesome #gaming content to kids! #GNUS

Seventy-five original gaming episodes from the SVOD will join the Kid Genius Cartoon channel available through Roku, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Xumo.

Genius Brands is excited to unite the might of Arnold Schwarzenegger and creativity of Stan Lee for “Stan Lee’s Supe...
05/29/2019
Arnold Schwarzenegger Lending Voice to 'Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten'

Genius Brands is excited to unite the might of Arnold Schwarzenegger and creativity of Stan Lee for “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten!”

“Stan loved and admired Arnold as not just an actor, but a true hero in so many ways and always envisioned Arnold for this role.” - Andy Heyward

'Deadpool' co-creator Fabian Nicieza is writing the series, aimed at young children.

We're continuing to expand the Rainbow Rangers licensing program with an addition 4 new companies including cra-z-art, E...
11/27/2018
Rainbow Rangers shine with more licensing deals

We're continuing to expand the Rainbow Rangers licensing program with an addition 4 new companies including cra-z-art, Esquire Footwear, Integrity Vitamins and Townley, Inc. Read more in Kidscreen:

Genius Brands International has inked four new licensing agreements for its girl-skewing preschool brand ahead of the 2019 US retail launch.

11/05/2018
Social Media Geek Out

We're live on Social Media Geek Out talking all things #RainbowRangers!

We discuss Rainbow Rangers, a new show empowering kids. Mattel and Genius Brands International join us on set. ✨

Genius Brands Network has grown it's reach beyond 80 million households with deals from XUMO, Tubi TV and Cox Communicat...
08/21/2018
Genius Brands Network Surges Past 80 Million U.S. Households | Animation Magazine

Genius Brands Network has grown it's reach beyond 80 million households with deals from XUMO, Tubi TV and Cox Communications!

Genius Brands Network has surpassed availability in over 80 million U.S. households. The 33 percent increase in reach from the company’s last publicly reported total in April is a result of recent multi-year distribution deals with Cox, Tubi and XUMO. Genius Brands launched the Genius Brands Netwo...

We're excited to announce PhatMojo as the master toy partner for Llama Llama! Launching in 2019, the new range will incl...
08/09/2018
Llama Llama names master toy partner

We're excited to announce PhatMojo as the master toy partner for Llama Llama! Launching in 2019, the new range will include figures, play sets, carry cases, construction and plush.

Genius Brands International taps PhatMojo as the North American master toy partner for its original preschool property.

“I love Anna Dewdney’s award-winning, joyful Llama Llama books and am proud to voice Mama Llama on this very special...
06/19/2018
‘Llama Llama’ Renewed For Season 2 On Netflix; Jennifer Garner Leads Voice Cast

“I love Anna Dewdney’s award-winning, joyful Llama Llama books and am proud to voice Mama Llama on this very special series for Netflix,” Garner said. “And now — great news! — Mama Llama and Llama Llama will be back for a second season! Thank you, Netflix. I can’t wait to get to work!” Netflix Family Deadline Hollywood

Netflix has ordered a second season of Llama Llama, its animated series from Genius Brands International. Jennifer Garner leads the voice cast of the preschooler toon, which premiered in January in…

Cindy Elfenbein has joined our team in a newly minted position VP,  global consumer products and retail development. Wel...
03/23/2018
Genius Brands appoints consumer products VP

Cindy Elfenbein has joined our team in a newly minted position VP, global consumer products and retail development. Welcome, Cindy! (via Kidscreen)

Former ZAG exec Cindy Elfenbein will oversee consumer product and retail initiatives for GBI series like Rainbow Rangers and Llama Llama.

We're pleased to welcome Michael Jaffa as our new General Counsel and SVP, Business affairs. (via Deadline Hollywood)
03/22/2018
Michael Jaffa Joins Genius Brands As General Counsel & SVP Biz Affairs

We're pleased to welcome Michael Jaffa as our new General Counsel and SVP, Business affairs. (via Deadline Hollywood)

EXCLUSIVE: Former DreamWorks Animation Television exec Michael Jaffa has joined Genius Brands International as its General Counsel and SVP Business Affairs. The global brand-managment company said …

We've brought on Centa IP to to represent the sale of Rainbow Rangers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Alicom to ha...
02/21/2018
Rainbow Rangers Secures Brand Agents for Global Launch - TVKIDS

We've brought on Centa IP to to represent the sale of Rainbow Rangers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Alicom to handle Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. We're pleased to have them onboard.

Genius Brands International has appointed two brand agents as it gears up for the global launch of Rainbow Rangers, its all-new preschool series.

01/26/2018
Netflix Family

Happy Llama Llama Day! We're very excited to see our little llama streaming on Netflix. Congrats to our incredible team for all of their hard work!

It's a Llama Llama day ✨ Now streaming, only on Netflix!

"The kids business is a timeless business." Watch our CEO, Andy Heyward, talk to Yahoo Finance about the future of Geniu...
01/12/2018
Genius Brands CEO talks Warren Buffett, Jennifer Garner and Disney

"The kids business is a timeless business." Watch our CEO, Andy Heyward, talk to Yahoo Finance about the future of Genius Brands.

Andy Heyward, Chairman and CEO of Genius Brands International, talks with Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre at the New York Stock Exchange about producing, distributing and licensing content for toddlers to tweens, including: Llama Llama, Kid Genius, Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club, Thomas Edis...

APC Kids has been tapped to distribute Rainbow Rangers in EMEA. (via Kidscreen)
01/11/2018
APC Kids to distribute Rainbow Rangers in EMEA

APC Kids has been tapped to distribute Rainbow Rangers in EMEA. (via Kidscreen)

As exclusive agent, APC Kids will distribute Genius Brands International's preschool series in EMEA, including Russia and ex-CIS countries.

01/03/2018
Netflix Family

It's official! The Llama Llama trailer is here!

Preschool parents rejoice: Llama Llama drops Jan 26 exclusively on Netflix, featuring Jennifer Garner as Mama Llama ❤️

Baby Genius has launched on Comcast Xfinity on Demand. The Baby Genius channel will featured expanded content including ...
12/19/2017
Baby Genius launches on Comcast Xfinity

Baby Genius has launched on Comcast Xfinity on Demand. The Baby Genius channel will featured expanded content including Rainbow Valley Fire Department, The Adventures of Paddington Bear and much more.Here's the article from Kidscreen

Genius Brands is launching its second children’s channel on the on-demand platform, following the Kid Genius Cartoon Channel.

Llama Llama premieres on Netflix January 26th featuring the voice of Jennifer Garner as Mama Llama.
12/14/2017
Genius Brands’ Llama Llama to premiere on Netflix on Jan. 26 next – ADD

Llama Llama premieres on Netflix January 26th featuring the voice of Jennifer Garner as Mama Llama.

Genius Brands International Inc’s. series Llama Llama will premiere on January 26 next on Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service. Llama Llama tells heart-warming tales of life in a safe, friendly town seen through the eyes of Llama as he interacts with the amazing world arou...

Rainbow Rangers will be coming to a bookshelf near you in 2019. Just announced, Imprint, a division of Macmillan Childre...
12/12/2017
Macmillan scoops up Rainbow Rangers license

Rainbow Rangers will be coming to a bookshelf near you in 2019. Just announced, Imprint, a division of Macmillan Children's, has signed on as the master publishing partner. Article in Kidscreen

Imprint, a part of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, has been tapped as global master publishing partner for the CGI-animated preschool series.

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and SpacePOP are coming to the American Services Network. SpacePOP will also debut in the UK....
11/20/2017
Genius Brands sells more Thomas Edison, SpacePOP

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and SpacePOP are coming to the American Services Network. SpacePOP will also debut in the UK. Edison's Secret Lab will debut in Asia. More from Kidscreen

Deals have been inked with Da Vinci Learning, Azoomee and The American Forces Network for Thomas Edison's Secret Lab (pictured) and SpacePOP.

Here's a sneak peek of our CEO, Andy Heyward, on CNBC On The Money with Becky Quick. Tune in tomorrow for the full inter...
09/29/2017
Funny business

Here's a sneak peek of our CEO, Andy Heyward, on CNBC On The Money with Becky Quick. Tune in tomorrow for the full interview.

Amazon Channels has a streaming deal with Genius Brands, the company behind “Baby Genius” and other educational kids shows. We ask Genius Brands CEO Andy Heyward if screen time can be quality time.

Congrats to our SpacePop Girls team for winning the Cynopsis Media Kids Imagination award for Best Tween Show Exclusivel...
09/19/2017

Congrats to our SpacePop Girls team for winning the Cynopsis Media Kids Imagination award for Best Tween Show Exclusively for a Streaming Device!

Rainbow Rangers has brought onboard 3 additional licensees Taste Beauty Bentex and Handcraft. Read more on Kidscreen
08/16/2017
New licensees hop on Rainbow Rangers

Rainbow Rangers has brought onboard 3 additional licensees Taste Beauty Bentex and Handcraft. Read more on Kidscreen

Genius Brands has added a trio of licensing partners to the CP program based on its new animated preschool series, set to bow on Nick Jr. in 2018.

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab has joined the lineup for #NatGeoKidsLatinoamérica. Read more:
07/11/2017
Genius Brands, Nat Geo Kids Sign Broadcast License Deal for Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab in Latin America - The Licensing Book Online

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab has joined the lineup for #NatGeoKidsLatinoamérica. Read more:

Genius Brands International Inc. signed a broadcast licensing agreement with Nat Geo Kids that will bring Genius Brand’s animated children’s series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab to viewers throughout Latin America. Genius Brands also appointed Latin American independent licensing agency Tycoon Enterpri...

We're excited to announce that we're part of the Pop Warner family as the Official Music Provider for Cheer and Dance.
06/21/2017

We're excited to announce that we're part of the Pop Warner family as the Official Music Provider for Cheer and Dance.

The hit music-driven tween series SpacePOP (SpacePop Girls) has been appointed as the "Official Music Provider" for the Pop Warner Cheer & Dance program. As the Official Music Provider, SpacePOP music will be utilized in Pop Warner’s dance and cheerleading workshops, camps, games and at competitions across the country through the end of the year, culminating in the national championships on the #ESPN Family of networks. Genius Brands International Learn more: http://bit.ly/2rCvKOw

Starting July 1, SpacePop Girls, Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and Baby Genius will on the Southwest Airlines in-flight app
06/20/2017
Genius Brands International Partners With Southwest Airlines(R) to Offer Premium Children's Entertainment on WiFi-Equipped Flights Nationwide

Starting July 1, SpacePop Girls, Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and Baby Genius will on the Southwest Airlines in-flight app

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - June 20, 2017) - Genius Brands International, Inc. "Genius Brands" (NASDAQ: GNUS), a leading media company that creates, produces and licenses children's multimedia entertainment content and products for global broadcast, digital and retail distribution, today annou...

Rainbow Rangers is excited to work with Bentex, H.E.R. Accessories and Jay Franco & Sons. Read the article on Kidscreen
06/13/2017
New licensees hop on Rainbow Rangers

Rainbow Rangers is excited to work with Bentex, H.E.R. Accessories and Jay Franco & Sons. Read the article on Kidscreen

Genius Brands International's all-new preschool series has added a trio of licensing partners ahead of the show's Nick Jr. US debut next year.

SpacePop Girls is coming to the big screen in September with our partners Fathom Events! Read Kidscreen for more!
05/18/2017
SpacePOP is getting a night at the movies

SpacePop Girls is coming to the big screen in September with our partners Fathom Events! Read Kidscreen for more!

Genius Brands’ SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princesses is partnering with Fathom Events to premiere the first season and bonus content in US movie theaters.

SpacePop Girls
05/01/2017
SpacePop Girls

SpacePop Girls

SpacePOP now has its own streaming app! You can now stream all of the SpacePOP episodes from your Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire device! #SpacePOP

SpacePOP is expanding to the UK and China (via Kidscreen)
03/30/2017
SpacePOP expands to the UK, China

SpacePOP is expanding to the UK and China (via Kidscreen)

Genius Brands has licensed the YouTube series’ content to WeKids in China and U Music TV in the UK.

Announced today, Fisher-Price has signed on to Rainbow Rangers as a master toy partner.
02/09/2017
Fisher-Price sign Rainbow Rangers master toy deal

Announced today, Fisher-Price has signed on to Rainbow Rangers as a master toy partner.

The Mattel division will create dolls, plush, vehicles and interactive toys based on Genius Brands International's new preschool series.

Genius Brands in association with Legend VR has been recognized by Advanced Imaging Society as a Lumiere Award Nominee f...
02/02/2017

Genius Brands in association with Legend VR has been recognized by Advanced Imaging Society as a Lumiere Award Nominee for Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders VR Experience!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has taken an equity stake in Genius Brand International. The deal expands upon last yea...
01/19/2017
Sony Takes Stake in Genius Brands International

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has taken an equity stake in Genius Brand International. The deal expands upon last year’s home entertainment distribution agreement to include the worldwide home entertainment marketing and distribution of Genius Brands’ Kid Genius and Baby Genius labels of all Genius Brands’ properties.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has taken an equity stake of an undisclosed amount in Genius Brands International. The investment was announced Wednesday along with an expansion of last year’…

01/18/2017
Nasdaq

Genius Brands International is getting ready to ring the Nasdaq #closingbell

Genius Brands International rings the Nasdaq Closing Bell!

01/18/2017
Nasdaq

CEO, Andy Heyward is live on Nasdaq #behindthebell

#BehindtheBell: Genius Brands International

This afternoon our CEO, Andy Heyward, will be ringing the closing bell at Nasdaq! He will be talking all things Genius B...
01/18/2017
Genius Brands International, Inc. CEO Andy Heyward to Ring Closing Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite

This afternoon our CEO, Andy Heyward, will be ringing the closing bell at Nasdaq! He will be talking all things Genius Brands International on #BehindtheBell at 12pm pst/3pm est on NASDAQ's Facebook feed.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - January 18, 2017) - Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNUS), a global media company that creates and licenses multimedia animated content for children, announced that its Chairman and CEO Andy Heyward will be ringing the closing bell at the Nasdaq MarketSit...

Shareholder Letter from CEO Andy Heyward
12/15/2016
Genius Brands International, Inc. Issues Shareholder Letter

Shareholder Letter from CEO Andy Heyward

Genius Brands International recently released a letter to shareholders from Chairman & CEO Andy Heyward. The complete letter follows:NEWS OF "SPACEPOP": EARLY SALES STRONG!Dear Genius Shareholders ...

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