Source: Genius Brands/The Toy Book

Genius Brands International continues the expansion of its Kartoon Channel! platform with the acquisition of new content from a variety of global partners.

Beginning next month, Kartoon Channel! will stream additional evergreen series and feature films, including Donkey Kong Country, The Wiggles World, Super Mario Bros., Trollz, Madeline, Liberty’s Kids, and more.

“We are continuing to grow Kartoon Channel! each month, with more and more viewers enjoying what we believe is the very best combination of original, exclusive, and acquired content in the kid’s entertainment industry, including our hit Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger,” says Jon Ollwerther, president of Kartoon Channel! and executive vice president of business development at Genius Brands. “With Lou Fazio — former executive director of programming and acquisitions at Disney Channel — leading the charge, we are excited about our content pipeline, including 240 hours of newly acquired content from partners, including WildBrain, ABC Australia, and Nelvana.”

Related: Genius Brands Names Harold Chizick President, Global Content Sales, Marketing, and Consumer Products

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 original 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.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.