Source: Genius Brands/The Toy Book

Genius Brands International’s Kartoon Channel! continues its rollout across streaming OTT and AVOD platforms with the addition of a dedicated app for iOS.

Source: Genius Brands

The new Kartoon Channel! app debuted on the app store this week, rocketing into the Top 10 Free Apps for Kids Chart within the first 24 hours of release. The app is holding strong in the Top 25 as of this writing as families in the Apple ecosystem continue to discover the app, which provides free access to a variety of high-quality kids’ content.

“We are thrilled that the viewing audience has discovered Kartoon Channel! so quickly,” says Andy Heyward, chairman and CEO, Genius Brands. “The multitude of parents downloading our app for their kids has skyrocketed … [the app is] already significantly ahead of our plan.”

Kartoon Channel! includes episodes of Babar, Angry Birds, Stan Lee’s Mighty7, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, Baby Einstein, Baby Genius, Llama Llama shorts, Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, and more. The service also features family-friendly gaming content, including Minecraft’s Journey to the End, Fairy Horse Quest, Octodad, PixArk, and Big B Roblox Challenge from Tankee.

Beyond the iOS app, Kartoon Channel! is available on Apple TV, Android (mobile), Android TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, Xumo, Comcast Xfinity, Cox, Dish Network, and Sling.

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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.