Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” (NASDAQ: GNUS) has announced the launch of season one of its flagship animated children’s series, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, Executive Produced by and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Alibaba Group’s (NYSE:BABA) video streaming platform, Youku, starting March 2022, which is one of the top three streaming platforms in the Mainland China territory. Additionally, the acclaimed series will be available via the Tudou and Kumiao apps.
“I have always loved bringing my latest projects to my Chinese fans, because they’re some of the most passionate fans in the world, so I can’t wait for them to see Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,” stated Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten premiered on April 23, 2021 on Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! in the U.S. and Canada and has since garnered over 75 million views. The Company will continue to launch the series in key territories around the world in 2022.
“Alibaba’s Youku is one of the most far-reaching media platforms for kids in the world, and we are excited to make Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten available to millions of kids across China. This unique action-packed series delivers all the elements that resonate with kids today, along with positive messaging and Arnold’s star power,” commented Andy Heyward, Chairman & CEO of Genius Brands.
“Genius Brands has done a tremendous job of creating a truly unique series that kids and their families can enjoy together. With Arnold Schwarzenegger driving Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, and the creative storylines and compelling characters, we have no doubt that we will be able to create an impressive fan base in China, building on the success of the series in the U.S. and Canada,” stated Aaron Liao, General Manager of Youku Kids.