Genius Brands is expanding its Kartoon channel! on Roku

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following the success of the Kartoon Channel! app and content on the Roku® platform, engineering International Brands, Inc. (“Genius Brands” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: GNUS), today announced that it will offer a Cartoon Channel! on The Roku Channelfurther expanding the channel’s presence on Roku.

The Roku Channel reached US homes with approximately 80 million people in Q4 2021. Users now have access to Kartoon Channel’s full slate of content! of original programming and renowned brands for children, including Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; the new fast-paced original game show series for kids, KC! Quick Quiz, hosted by Nickelodeon star Casey Simpson; and Rainbow Rangersas well as classics such as Baby Genie, Pac man and much more!

“As we begin to roll out the new Kartoon! Kidaverse channel, we are thrilled to share that in less than two years, we are fully distributed in the United States, reaching millions of viewers across multiple platforms! We are still improving our offering to consumers by integrating The Roku Channel as a media partner, significantly expanding our presence in the digital market,” commented Jon Ollwerther of Genius Brands, president of the Kartoon channel!.

About Kartoon Channel!
Available anywhere and everywhere kids are today, Genius Brands International’s digital network, Kartoon Channel! is a family entertainment destination that offers lasting childhood moments of humor, adventure and discovery.

Streaming thousands of episodes of carefully curated free family content, the channel features animated classics for little kids, including The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Babar, Mello Dees, super simple songsand Baby Genieas well as popular content for adults, such as Pac-Man, Angry Birdsand Yu Gi Oh!to original programming like Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergartenwith Arnold Schwarzenegger, KC! Quick Quizhosted by Casey Simpson, and Shaq’s Garage, with Shaquille O’Neal, coming in 2023. Kartoon Channel! also offers STEM-based content through its Kartoon! classroom, including Baby Einsteinand more.

Cartoon Channel! provides positive and helpful content on multiple platforms including 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.

Cartoon Channel! can also be streamed on TVs and mobile devices by downloading the app, or on desktop computers by visiting www.kartoonchannel.com

About Genius Brands International
Genius Brands International, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNUS) is a leading global children’s media company that develops, produces, markets and licenses children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and distribution by retail. The Company’s family content IP portfolio includes Stan Lee brand, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Kartoon Channel! ; Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal, is coming to Kartoon Channel! ; Rainbow Rangers on the Kartoon channel! and Netflix; llama llama, with Jennifer Garner, on Netflix and more. Recently, Genius Brands entered into an agreement to acquire WOW! Unlimited Media (TSX-V:WOW), which includes 2,500 channels as part of the Channel Federator Network, and has also made a strategic investment in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment AG (FRA:RTV), one of the largest European distributors and broadcasters of high quality programs for children and families.

The Genius Brands Kartoon Channel! is a globally distributed entertainment platform with 100% penetration in the US TV market and international expansion with launches in key markets around the world. The channel is available in the United States through a wide range of distribution platforms including Comcast, Cox, DISH, Amazon Prime, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Apple iOS, Android TV, Android Mobil, Google Play, Roku, YouTube, KartoonChannel .com, Samsung Smart and LG TVs, the JetBlue Inflight platform and more. Genius Brands is now rolling out the subscription Kartoon channel! Kidaverse, with metaversal content and exclusive titles.

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

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