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.”
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.