Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” (NASDAQ:GNUS) has announced the appointment of the award-winning Brands with Influence as the exclusive licensing agent in the U.K. for the Company’s portfolio of IP.
Brands with Influence will be responsible for creating licensing, merchandising and retail programs for Genius Brands’ slate of properties, including the Stan Lee brand, from the legendary Marvel creator, which the global media children’s company manages and controls following a groundbreaking joint venture announced in 2020 with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment. Additional IP from the Genius Brands’ catalog that Brands with Influence will represent include Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rainbow Rangers, and more.
Genius Brands’ Chief Brand Officer Kerry Phelan stated: “Stan Lee is a global icon who inspirational messages of hope, diversity and inclusivity have resonated globally for decades.. It is of vital importance to us to find partners that understand our vision for the Stan Lee brand and can be trusted to deliver on Stan’s values and lasting legacy. We are thrilled to bring Brands with Influence on board to develop programs across the U.K. for Stan Lee and our entire portfolio of brands and look forward to more exciting developments in the months to come!”
Martin Lowde, MD Brands with Influence said: “Like millions across the world, we are massive fans of the legendary work of Stan Lee. He is the ‘Godfather of Marvel Comics!’ We look forward to working with Kerry and the Genius Brands’ team to create a consumer products’ program that honors his legacy, as well as develop unique programs for their library of original children’s brands.”
About Genius Brands International:
Genius Brands International, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNUS) is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. The Company’s award-winning ‘content with a purpose’ portfolio includes the upcoming Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Rainbow Rangers for Nick Jr.; Llama Llama, starring Jennifer Garner, for Netflix; award-winning toddler brand Baby Genius; adventure comedy STEM series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab; and entrepreneurship series Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club. Through licensing agreements with leading partners, characters from Genius Brands’ IP also appear on a wide range of consumer products for the worldwide retail marketplace. The Company’s new Kartoon Channel! is available in over 100 million U.S. television households via a broad range of distribution platforms, including Comcast, Cox, DISH, Amazon Prime, Sling TV, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and more. For additional information, please visit www.gnusbrands.com.