Genius Brands International announces the premiere of “Christmas in July” on Kartoon Channel!, presented by Chuck E. Cheese and featuring a bonanza of holiday-themed series, specials and movies, from July 2-11.
“Christmas in July” kicks off on July 2 with part one of the two-part world premiere of Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten holiday special, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Every day of the week new holiday themed co-viewing content will be available from special holiday episodes of Madeline, Babar and Rainbow Rangers, to Enchanted Tales: The Night Before Christmas and Enchanted Tales: Christmas Elves.
As the official event partner, Chuck E. Cheese will be featured across the Kartoon Channel! ecosystem with commercial spots, social media amplifications and offering Summer Fun Pass giveaways!
“We are determined to build KartoonChannel! into the #1 most successful children’s streaming network, and will continue to bring bold initiatives such as ‘Christmas in July,’” said Jon Ollwerther, President of Kartoon Channel! and EVP of Business Development, Genius Brands. “To that end, we will continue to offer a family entertainment destination that brings unique viewer experiences that appeal to a broad demographic with content that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. The Chuck E. Cheese mission of ‘creating positive, lifelong memories for families’ is a perfect fit for Kartoon Channel!, and we are proud to welcome them as our partner and look forward to many more collaborations in the future.”
“This collaboration is an ideal partnership given our shared values and our own seasonal immersive experience ‘Summer of Fun’ that offers kids and families all the wonders of the season at Chuck E. Cheese!” added Melissa McLeanas, VP of Global Licensing, Media & Branded Entertainment Development, CEC Entertainment. “We look forward to celebrating ‘Christmas in July’ and Independence Day with Kartoon Channel! viewers next month, and we invite families to come play and have fun at Chuck E. Cheese all summer long.”
In celebration of Independence Day, Kartoon Channel! will feature an all-day marathon of the award-winning series Liberty’s Kids on July 4. An animated adventure series, which chronicles the American Revolutionary War as seen through the eyes of three kids all of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin. The series features the voice of Walter Cronkite as Franklin and a host of voice talent, including Sylvester Stallone, Ben Stiller, Whoopi Goldberg, Yolanda King, Billy Crystal, Dustin Hoffman, Annette Bening, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Neeson and Don Francisco (Mario Kreutzberger).