Genius Brands’ Stan Lee Superhero Kindergarten exceeds 40 million views on Kartoon Channel!
“I knew the viewership would be great, but even I didn’t think we would get that level of views with just 11 streaming episodes so far,”… Arnold Schwarzenegger
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – From the April 23 premiere on Kartoon channel!, Genius Brands International, Inc. (“Marks of Genius”) (NASDAQ: GNUS) Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, with and executive produced by Arnold schwarzenegger, continues to develop its audience reaching a new stage of more than 40 million views to date.
Celebrate the last Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten Important step, Schwarzenegger said, “Over 40 million views in just a few months is an incredible achievement, and I am very honored to receive it. I want to thank the whole team for the fantastic job. I know Stan Lee himself would be so proud. We have 15 more episodes left in our first season, so this is just the start! Make sure to log in, only on Kartoon Channel, “It’s Kartoon Channel!” with a “K! “
Audience for Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten since the premiere of the action-adventure comedy series has exceeded expectations with 11 episodes of the first season currently available and 15 more episodes are slated to debut this year. The show is also credited with bringing a greater than 900% increase as unique users on the Kartoon channel! ecosystem. Plus, it’s the most watched show on Kartoon Channel! and last week episodes of Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten represented the ten most watched episodes on the streaming platform.
Margaret Loesch, Executive President of Kartoon Channel !, as well as Former President of Marvel Entertainment and Founding President and CEO of Fox Kids said, “Smart comedy is a good deal and it’s one of the smartest comedies I’ve seen in a very long time.”
Kerry Phelan, newly appointed EVP & General Manager of Global Franchise Management at Genius Brands, mentionned: “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten is a rising star in the television world and with great content, she is enjoying great commercial success.
Genius Brands will continue to roll out new episodes every week, with Episode 12 releasing this Friday. The series is available by downloading the free Kartoon channel! streaming app on Apple and Android devices; on Amazon Prime, on televisions and connected devices from Samsung, LG, Roku, Tubi, Amazon Fire Stick; on Youtube; and more; or by visiting www.kartoonchannel.com.
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten is aimed at kids and families and focuses on the adventures of six unique children as they learn to master their super skills, as well as their ABCs. With the help of their teacher Arnold Armstrong (aka ‘Captain Fantastic’, the greatest superhero to ever live!).
It all started five years ago when Arnold Armstrong faced off in a final fight against his nemesis, the evil Dr. Superior, who left him helpless. No one knew that during the fight, particles of superenergy swooped down on a group of unsuspecting toddlers. Now these toddlers are Kindergarten students at Greenville Elementary School who, with the help of Arnold Armstrong, must learn to control their powers as they embark on awesome adventures! Arnold Armstrong’s mission: to train these children to use their superpowers safely without revealing their identity. They learn the values of teamwork, health, diversity and anti-bullying while protecting their city from rivals and the infamous Dr Superior who has returned as Danforth’s director of the Academy of the senior children of the city.
Fun for the whole family, the series opens up the superhero genre to a whole new demographic and draws kids in with action and comedy, while parents can enjoy the quality of content that is synonymous with Stan Lee. The first season of the series includes 26 half-hour episodes that began with a two-episode double feature film and [delete]will be rolled out CHANGE TO rolls out a new episode on a weekly basis every Friday.
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten stars Schwarzenegger, conducted by the voice of Jean Landis, one of the most successful directors of all time, with Steven Banks, former editor-in-chief of Sponge Bob SquarePants, as the series’ chief writer. The series is produced by Genius Brands and POW! Entertainment in association with Oak Productions of Schwarzenegger. Gill Champion, CEO of POW! Entertainment; Andy Heyward, President and CEO of Genius Brands; Schwarzenegger; and Paul wachter Main Street advisers serve as executive producers.
About the Kartoon channel!Available anywhere and everywhere kids are today, Genius Brands’ streaming network, Kartoon Channel !, is a family entertainment destination that delivers lasting moments of humor, adventure and discovery for the whole family. ‘childhood.
Offering thousands of episodes of carefully curated free family content, the channel offers animated classics for little kids, including The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Babar, Mello Dees, Super Simple Songs and Baby Genius, and hit content. for older kids, like Pac-Man, Angry Birds and Yu-Gi-Oh, to original programming like Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, KC! Pop Quiz coming in spring 2021, and Shaq’s Garage, with Shaquille O’Neal for 2022. Kartoon Channel! also offers STEM-based content through its Kartoon! classroom, including Baby Einstein, and more.
Kartoon channel! provides positive and useful content that is widely available and easily accessible across all platforms (Comcast, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Amazon Prime, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, Android Mobile, Google Play, Xumo, Roku, Tubi , Samsung Smart TV and LGTV).
Kartoon channel! can also be streamed to TVs and mobile devices by downloading the app, or to desktops by visiting www.kartoonchannel.com
About Genius Brands InternationalGenius Brands International, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNUS) is one of the world’s leading children’s media companies that develops, produces, markets and licenses children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and distribution. by retail. The company’s “content with a purpose” portfolio includes Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Kartoon Channel! ; Shaq’s Garage, with Shaquille O’Neal on Kartoon Channel! ; Rainbow Rangers on Kartoon Channel! and Netflix; Llama Llama, with Jennifer Garner, on Netflix; the award-winning Baby Genius brand for toddlers; STEM adventure comedy series Secret Lab by Thomas Edison; and Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club entrepreneurship series. Through licensing agreements with leading partners, Genius Brands’ intellectual property figures also appear on a wide range of consumer products destined for the global retail market. The company’s Kartoon channel! and Kartoon Classroom! are available to over 100 million US TV homes through a wide range of distribution platforms including Comcast, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Amazon Prime, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Apple iOS, Android TV, Android Mobil , Google Play, Xumo, Roku, Tubi, YouTube, KartoonChannel.com, Samsung smart TVs and LG TVs. For more information, please visit www.gnusbrands.com.
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