Kartoon Channel! Slates Christmas in July


Genius Brands International has planned a Christmas in July programming stunt on Kartoon Channel!, featuring holiday-themed series, specials and movies from July 2 to 11.

Kartoon Channel!’s Christmas in July kicks off on July 2 with part one of the two-part world premiere of the Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten holiday special, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Every day of the week, new holiday-themed co-viewing content will be available from holiday episodes of Madeline, Babar and Rainbow Rangers, as well as Enchanted Tales: The Night Before Christmas and Enchanted Tales: Christmas Elves.

Chuck E. Cheese, the official event partner, will be featured across the Kartoon Channel! ecosystem with commercial spots, social media amplifications and offering Summer Fun Pass giveaways.

Jon Ollwerther, president of Kartoon Channel! and executive VP of business development at Genius Brands, commented: “We are determined to build Kartoon Channel! into the number one most successful children’s streaming network, and will continue to bring bold initiatives such as Christmas in July. To that end, we will continue to offer a family entertainment destination that brings unique viewer experiences that appeal to a broad demographic with content that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. The Chuck E. Cheese mission of ‘creating positive, lifelong memories for families is a perfect fit for Kartoon Channel!, and we are proud to welcome them as our partner and look forward to many more collaborations in the future.”

Melissa McLeanas, VP of global licensing for media and branded entertainment development at CEC Entertainment, stated: “This collaboration is an ideal partner given our shared values and our own seasonal immersive experience Summer of Fun that offers kids and families all the wonders of the season at Chuck E. Cheese! We look forward to celebrating Christmas in July and Independence Day with Kartoon Channel! viewers next month, and we invite families to come play and have fun at Chuck E. Cheese all summer long.”