Ollwerther, who joined the company from Measure in 2019, spent nearly a year as general manager of the Kartoon Channel! and will continue in his role as executive vice president of business development for Genius Brands going forward. The appointment was revealed by Genius Brands’ Chairman and CEO Andy Heyward.
“I am honored to take on this new role with Genius Brands, as I truly believe we are curating the very best combination of original, exclusive, and commercially acquired product within the kids’ entertainment industry,” Ollwerther says. “Key to our strategy is delivery of premium content that we believe will resonate with our audience — children. We could not have accomplished this successful launch without the leadership and support of our executive Chair, Margaret Loesch, and the handpicked Kartoon Channel team. We are excited about what is coming down the pipeline and we remain more encouraged than ever as we execute on our goal of building the premier kids streaming platform.”
According to Ollwerther, the recently launched Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten recently surpassed 21 million views with an average of 3.6 million views per episode. Upcoming projects include the debut of KC! Pop Quiz, a trivia show that was first announced as part of the Kartoon Classroom lineup last year, Shaq’s Garage, and the third season of Rainbow Rangers.