‘Lion King’ Director & ‘Frozen’ Writer Join GBI Series

Genius Brands International is teaming up with Rob Minkoff, director of Disney’s The Lion King, and Shane Morris, co-writer of Frozen, to develop and produce a new animated preschool ... Continue Reading →

Stone Newman Expands Role at GBI; Jo Kavanagh-Payne Joins as SVP

Genius Brands International has promoted Stone Newman to President of Global Consumer Products, Worldwide Content Sales & Marketing. This expansion of the executive’s purview ... Continue Reading →

Netflix Slates 5 Original Kids Toons Plus Nick Kroll Series

Leading internet TV network Netflix reveals plans for five new original animated series for kids (and a second-season renewal for Kong: King of the Apes) on the heels of its announcement ... Continue Reading →

GBI’s Stone Newman Takes on Global Marketing

Genius Brands International has promoted industry vet Stone Newman from President of Global Consumer Products to President of Global Consumer Products & Marketing, per an announcement ... Continue Reading →

Andy Heyward Launches Collectable Animation Art Outlet

Animation industry veteran Andy Heyward has launched a new destination for collectible animation cel artwork. Andy Heyward Animation Art offers limited edition hand painted, signed ... Continue Reading →

Rebecca Hershinger Appointed CFO of Genius Brands

Genius Brands International and its Board of Directors have named veteran financial executive and former VP of Finance for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Rebecca Hershinger, as Chief Financial ... Continue Reading →
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Debra Pierson Appointed GM of Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has named former Kabillion executive and respected distribution, production, licensing and merchandising expert Debra Pierson as General Manager of its Kid ... Continue Reading →

Sony Home to Distribute Genius Brands Kids Titles

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Genius Brands International have finalized a multi-year deal that will see Sony providing marketing and distribution GBI’s Kids Genius and Baby ... Continue Reading →

Genius Brands Preps ‘SpacePop’ for Launch

Genius Brands International is producing a new tween girls-targeted entertainment and licensing brand, SpacePop. “Tween girls live in a world of their own, inspired by music and fashion ... Continue Reading →

Margaret Loesch Joins Genius Brands Board

Multiple award-winning children’s entertainment veteran Margaret Loesch has joined the Board of Directors for global brand management company Genius Brands International. The announcement ... Continue Reading →