“I knew the viewership could be nice, however even I didn’t assume we might be getting this degree of views with simply 11 episodes streaming thus far,” …Arnold Schwarzenegger
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Since premiering on April 23 on Kartoon Channel!, Genius Brands International, Inc.’s (“Genius Manufacturers”) (NASDAQ:GNUS) Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring and govt produced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, continues to construct its viewership reaching a brand new milestone of over 40 million views up to now.
Celebrating the newest Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten milestone, Schwarzenegger said: “Over 40 million views in just some brief months is an unbelievable achievement, and I’m so honored by this reception. I wish to thank your complete staff for the improbable work. I do know Stan Lee himself could be so proud. We’ve 15 extra episodes left in our first season, so that is just the start! Make sure to tune in, solely on Kartoon Channel, “That’s Kartoon Channel! with a ‘Ok!’”
Viewership for Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten for the reason that premiere of the action-adventure comedy collection has surpassed expectations with 11 episodes of season one at the moment accessible and 15 extra episodes set to debut this 12 months. The present can be credited with bringing a better than 900% improve in distinctive customers to the Kartoon Channel! ecosystem. Moreover, it’s the most watched present on Kartoon Channel! and final week, episodes of Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten represented all ten of the High Ten Most Watched episodes on the streaming platform.
Margaret Loesch, Government Chairman of Kartoon Channel!, in addition to former President of Marvel Leisure, and Founding President & CEO of Fox Youngsters mentioned: “Good comedy is sweet enterprise and this is among the smartest comedies I’ve seen in a really very long time.”
Kerry Phelan, newly appointed EVP & Normal Supervisor of International Franchise Administration at Genius Manufacturers, mentioned: “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten is a rising star within the TV world and with nice content material, comes nice industrial success.”
Genius Manufacturers will proceed rolling out new episodes every week with episode 12 dropping this Friday. The collection is out there by downloading the free Kartoon Channel! streaming app on Apple and Android gadgets; on Amazon Prime, on linked TVs and gadgets by Samsung, LG, Roku, Tubi, Amazon Fireplace Stick; on YouTube; and extra; or by visiting www.kartoonchannel.com.
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten is geared in direction of children and households and focuses on the adventures of six distinctive children who’re studying to grasp their tremendous expertise, together with their ABCs. With the assistance of their trainer Arnold Armstrong (AKA ‘Captain Unbelievable’, the best superhero to ever reside!).
All of it started 5 years in the past when Arnold Armstrong confronted off in a remaining struggle in opposition to his nemesis, the evil Dr. Superior, that left him powerless. Little did anybody know that throughout the struggle, super-energy particles rained down on a bunch of unsuspecting toddlers. Now, these toddlers are kindergarten college students at Greenville Elementary College who, with the assistance of Arnold Armstrong, should be taught to regulate their powers as they go on tremendous adventures! Arnold Armstrong’s mission: to coach these children to make use of their super-powers safely with out revealing their identities. They be taught the values of teamwork, well being, range and anti-bullying whereas additionally defending their city from rivals, and the nefarious Dr. Superior who has returned as Headmaster Danforth of the Academy for Superior Youngsters throughout city.
Enjoyable for the entire household, the collection opens up the superhero style for a complete new demographic and attracts children in with motion and comedy, whereas dad and mom can recognize the standard of content material synonymous with Stan Lee. Season one of many collection contains 26 half-hour lengthy episodes that started with a two-episode double characteristic and [delete]can be rolled CHANGE TO rolls out a brand new episode on a weekly foundation each Friday.
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten options Schwarzenegger, voice-directed by John Landis, some of the profitable film administrators of all time, with Steven Banks, former head author for SpongeBob SquarePants, serving as head author for the collection. The collection is produced by Genius Manufacturers and Stan Lee’s POW! Leisure in affiliation with Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions. Gill Champion, CEO of Stan Lee’s POW! Leisure; Andy Heyward, Chairman & CEO of Genius Manufacturers; Schwarzenegger; and Paul Wachter of Important Road Advisors function govt producers.
About Kartoon Channel!
Accessible in all places and anyplace children are in the present day, Genius Manufacturers’ streaming community, Kartoon Channel!, is a household leisure vacation spot that delivers enduring childhood moments of humor, journey, and discovery.
Delivering 1000’s of episodes of rigorously curated free family-friendly content material, the channel options animated classics for little children, together with The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Babar, Mello Dees, Tremendous Easy Songs and Child Genius, and hit content material for greater children, similar to Pac-Man, Offended Birds, and Yu-Gi-Oh, to unique programming like Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, KC! Pop Quiz coming in spring 2021, and Shaq’s Storage, starring Shaquille O’Neal for 2022. Kartoon Channel! additionally presents STEM-based content material by its Kartoon Classroom!, together with Child Einstein, and Extra.
Kartoon Channel! delivers optimistic and purposeful content material that’s extensively accessible and simply accessible throughout all platforms (Comcast, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Amazon Prime, Amazon Fireplace, Apple TV, Android TV, Android Cellular, Google Play, Xumo, Roku, Tubi, Samsung Good TVs, and LGTVs).
Kartoon Channel! can be streamed on TVs and mobiles machine by downloading the app, or on desktops by visiting www.kartoonchannel.com
About Genius Manufacturers Worldwide
Genius Manufacturers Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNUS) is a number one international children media firm creating, producing, advertising and marketing and licensing branded kids’s leisure properties and client merchandise for media and retail distribution. The Firm’s ‘content material with a function’ portfolio contains Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Kartoon Channel!; Shaq’s Storage, starring Shaquille O’Neal on Kartoon Channel!; Rainbow Rangers on Kartoon Channel! and Netflix; Llama Llama, starring Jennifer Garner, on Netflix; award-winning toddler model Child Genius; journey comedy STEM collection Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab; and entrepreneurship collection Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Membership. Via licensing agreements with main companions, characters from Genius Manufacturers’ IP additionally seem on a variety of client merchandise for the worldwide retail market. The Firm’s Kartoon Channel! and Kartoon Classroom! can be found in over 100 million U.S. tv households through a broad vary of distribution platforms, together with Comcast, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Amazon Prime, Amazon Fireplace, Apple TV, Apple iOS, Android TV, Android Mobil, Google Play, Xumo, Roku, Tubi, YouTube, KartoonChannel.com, Samsung Good TVs and LG TVs. For extra info, please go to www.gnusbrands.com.
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