Genius Brands International has expanded its reach in Asia with a new multi-property broadcast licensing agreements secured in the region for animated series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club and original 90-minute animated movie Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 (SLAM7).
Singapore’s Mediacorp TV network has acquired broadcast rights to Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 and a 26 x 30 package of comedy-adventure Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. Indonesia’s animation and kids’ entertainment channel Spacetoon has picked up rights to 26 x 30 episodes of Secret Millionaires Club, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab and Stan Lee’s Mighty 7. And in Hong Kong, TVB has licensed Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab.
Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, which recently launched in the U.S. on 160 public television stations and the all-new Kid Genius channel on Comcast’s Xfinity on Demand, follows Angie, a 12-year-old prodigy, and her young science club after they accidentally discover Thomas Edison’s secret science HQ. The “tricked out” dream lab is equipped with gizmos and gadgets, including two of Edison’s very last inventions: a hologram that brings Mr. Edison himself “to life,” and a virtual reality machine that lets them go anywhere.
Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, the first of three 90-minute movies, stars Lee as an animated version of himself — a legendary superhero creator, who teaches a crew of alien prisoners and their jailers, who have crash-landed on Earth, how to work together and use their powers to be superheroes. Each alien superhero has his or her unique powers and strengths, which aid in the group’s ability to combat enemies. (Produced by Stan Lee Comics, a joint venture of Genius Brands International and POW! Entertainment.)
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 and features a robust list of guest talent, including Bill Gates, Jay-Z, Shaquille O’Neal, Nick Cannon, Gisele Bündchen and Kelly Rowland.