Spotlight: Genius Brands International


Genius Brands International has two seasons of Rainbow Rangers, an animated show for preschoolers about the adventures of seven magical girls from Kaleidoscopia, for the international marketplace.

“With an all-star creative team behind Rainbow Rangers, which includes Rob Minkoff, the director of Disney’s The Lion King, and Shane Morris, co-writer of Disney’s Frozen, the series explores themes such as environmentalism, empowerment, activism, tenacity and diversity,” says Jess Brinder, VP of international distribution.

The slate also features Llama Llama, based on best-selling books and featuring the voice of Jennifer Garner. The show promotes themes of friendship, community, acceptance and diversity. Meanwhile, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by John Landis, has storylines that incorporate messages of health and wellness, anti-bullying, diversity and mindfulness. “This is one of Stan Lee’s last projects, and it is co-written by Fabian Nicieza, the creator and writer of Deadpool, and Steven Banks, who is known for writing hit series such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius and Planet Sheen,” Brinder says. “We are also on the lookout for both new and classic children’s series to further fuel our Kartoon Channel! pipeline.”

“Our mission from day one at Genius Brands has been to provide ‘content with a purpose’ for toddlers through tweens,” adds Brinder.