Spotlight: Genius Brands International


Genius Brands International’s Kartoon Channel! has new programming premieres coming up, including Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, Shaq’s Garage and KC! Pop Quiz.

“Each one brings something a little different to audiences, but they all speak to today’s kids and families,” says Jon Ollwerther, general manager of Kartoon Channel! and executive VP of business development at Genius Brands International. “Our goal is to hold a mirror up to our audience so that kids see on-screen what they see in themselves and are inspired by our characters and shows to learn and grow.”

In the coming year, the plan is to acquire a multitude of different genres, both long- and short-form content from all over the globe, “ensuring that Kartoon Channel! kids see themselves reflected in Kartoon Channel! shows,” Ollwerther adds.

He says, “Kartoon Channel! is a family entertainment destination that delivers enduring moments of humor, adventure and discovery.”