SOURCE: Genius Brands International

Genius Brands International

September 26, 2014 08:30 ET

Genius Brands International's Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club to Launch on Discovery Kids Asia, Reaching Nearly 30 Million Viewers

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2014) - 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 licensed its new innovative children's series Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and popular series Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club to Discovery Kids Asia. The announcement was made today by GBI's SVP of Global Sales, Andrew Berman.

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and Secret Millionaires Club are slated to launch on Discovery Kids Asia in 2015, and will be available to the channels nearly 30 million viewers across the region in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Australia.

"The Discovery Kids brand and 'Smart Fun' positioning is in complete alignment with Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and Secret Millionaires Club, which both offer adventure and entertainment while aiming to empower children," said Berman. "Both series encourage viewers to aspire to do great things and instill a positive can-do spirit, and we have no doubt they will resonate with kids across Asia."

Demonstrating how much fun science can really be, the animated series follows Angie, a 12-year-old prodigy, and her young science club who discover Thomas Edison's Secret Lab -- a scientist's ultimate dream lab equipped with everything they could ever imagine, including two of Edison's very last inventions: a hologram that brings Mr. Edison himself "to life," and a whacky robot they bring to life called Von Bolt.

In each of the series' 52 11-minute episodes, Edison, in hologram form, encourages and inspires kids through an immense variety of scientific and technological explorations, including physical science, live science, earth science, space science and lots of other fun, whacky, wild and engaging topics.

Secret Millionaires Club, created in partnership with and starring an animated Warren Buffett, features a group of kids who have adventures in business. Secret Millionaires Club empowers kids by helping them understand the world they live in, teaching them about the impact their decisions have on their own lives... and teaching them to have the confidence to be the best they can be. The series makes it fun for kids to learn to think like entrepreneurs. The series airs in the U.S. on the Hub Network.

The series has featured a robust list of guest voice talent including, Bill Gates, Jay-Z, Shaquille O'Neal, Nick Cannon, Gisele Bündchen and Kelly Rowland.

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 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. For more information, please visit www.gnusbrands.com

About Discovery Kids Asia:
Discovery Kids lets children explore their awesome world and ignite their natural curiosity by providing content that is fun and enriching for growing children. The channel stimulates learning and imagination, and provides a safe environment that parents can trust. Discovery Kids offers its viewers a world of endless possibilities through informative and entertaining programming that explores adventure, nature, science, wildlife, history and technology. For more information, visit www.dkids.asia.

Forward Looking Statements:
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