SOURCE: Genius Brands International, Inc.

Genius Brands International, Inc.

March 03, 2015 09:00 ET

Genius Brands International Expands Its Global Distribution With New International Broadcast, Home Entertainment and Digital Licensing Partners

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 and Baby Genius® Newly Available in New Territories

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - Genius Brands International, Inc. "GBI" (OTCQB: GNUS), a global content and brand management company dedicated to providing entertaining and enriching 'content with a purpose' for toddlers to tweens, announced several new distribution partners for its growing portfolio of original content including Stan Lee's Mighty 7, Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and the library of Baby Genius® videos and music. The announcement was made today by GBI's Senior Vice President of Distribution Andrew Berman.

GBI has finalized several new distribution partners for Stan Lee's Mighty 7, the animated super hero movie from legendary comic book creator Stan Lee. France's TF1 has acquired all European, French-speaking VOD, SVOD, and EST rights to the movie. Leading Canadian broadcaster Teletoon has acquired the rights for Canadian broadcast. The UK's CSC Media has secured rights for its free-to-air POP channel, and The Movie Partnership will represent all digital rights in the UK. Beirut, Lebanon based Telepictures Promoters has acquired free-to-air television rights for all Arabic speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

GBI has also licensed free-to-air broadcast television rights in all Arabic-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa to Telepictures Promoters for its newest animated series Thomas Edison's Secret Lab, which brings the genius inventor to life and makes science fun for kids. E-Vision has acquired the exclusive Pay TV rights for the series in the United Arab Emirates. Thomas Edison's Secret Lab will debut in April 2015 on US public television stations.

Additionally, GBI has partnered with Taiwan based Lai's Intelligence Network, Inc. for a Baby Genius audio picture book. 

"With more content in the marketplace than ever before, Genius Brands' mission to provide entertaining yet enriching programming with global appeal is proving to strike a chord with broadcasters around the world as well as parents and teachers," comments Berman. "Our growing portfolio of programs for toddlers to tweens offers a wide variety of stimulating topics for kids."

About Stan Lee's Mighty 7
In the 90-minute animated action adventure movie, Stan Lee's Mighty 7, Stan Lee stars as animated version of himself. As a legendary superhero creator, Lee teaches a crew of alien prisoners and their jailers, who have crash-landed on Earth, how to work together and use their powers to become superheroes. The movie features an all-star cast, including 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). Stan Lee's Mighty 7 premiered in the US in 2014 on Discovery Family Channel.

About Thomas Edison's Secret Lab
Demonstrating how much fun science can be, the animated Thomas Edison's Secret Lab series follows a 12-year-old prodigy Angie and her young science club friends who discover the ultimate dream lab equipped with everything imaginable, including two of Edison's very last inventions: a hologram that brings Mr. Edison himself "to life" and Von Bolt, a whacky robot they bring to life. In each of the series' 52 11-minute episodes, Edison, in hologram form, encourages and inspires kids through a variety of scientific and technological explorations and lots of other fun, whacky, wild and engaging topics. 

About Baby Genius
For more than ten years, Baby Genius has earned worldwide recognition for creating award-winning products for toddlers. Its catalogue of 500 songs, 125 music videos, and music-based toys features classic nursery rhymes, learning songs, classical music, holiday favorites and more. Expanding the timeless appeal of Baby Genius offerings, Genius Brands International is re-launching Baby Genius in 2015 with fresh new designs, new entertainment and an array of new toddler products.

About Genius Brands International
Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, Genius Brands International (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 third 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; 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.

For additional information, please visit www.gnusbrands.com

Contact Information

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    Michelle Orsi
    310-418-6430
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    GBI INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT:
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