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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following Genius Brands’ acquisitions of the WOW! Media Unlimited, Inc.. (WOW!) and TV Amoebaand significant investments in Germany Your family entertainment (YFE) to build a global footprint, as well as the global deployment of cartoon chain!/Cartoon Channel! Kidavers, Genius Brands International, Inc. (“Genius Brands” or the “Company”) (GNUS), announces the promotion of Kerry Phelan to the newly created post of Brand Manager.

Phelan joined Genius Brands in July 2021 as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Global Franchise Management after 30 years in consumer product and retail leadership roles at studios including Lucasfilm Ltd., DreamWorks Animation and Pixarcreating global campaigns for multi-billion dollar brands, including star wars and Cars franchises, as well as Shrek, Kungfu Panda, and Madagascaramong many others.

While the company has grown significantly over the past year with multiple acquisitions, its role expands to include building a global brand across all of Genius Brands’ businesses. As Chief Brand Officer, Phelan will build a 360° ecosystem with multiple consumer touchpoints while generating significant incremental revenue for the business. She will be responsible for overall global brand strategy, consumer products, brand partnerships and collaborations, brand experiences, retail development and more for Genius Brands’ list of children’s properties, including Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, Shaq’s Garage, Stan Lee Universe, Rainbow Rangersamong others in development.

“It is a tremendous privilege for us to have a leader of Kerry’s caliber, with her successes in launching some of the most successful brands in entertainment history, from star wars at Carsleading the charge as we continue to bring new IPs to market and roll out existing brands globally,” said Heyward. “Genius Brands is experiencing its most significant growth to date with our slate of acquisitions further bolstering our content catalog and giving us a larger global footprint, and we are in a strong position to take our business to the next level and achieve our delivery targets. a quality children’s franchise in the market and revenue for our shareholders.

“In less than a year after joining Genius Brands, I’m thrilled to be part of a company that’s leading the charge in the kids’ space to bring innovative, market-focused brands while building a platform to reach kids anywhere, anytime with great content. It’s truly amazing to be part of the Genius Brands team and play a part in growing the company. I look forward to years to come as we continue to grow our brands and our platform globally,” said Phelan.

After successfully launching the star wars At LEGO Systems Inc., Phelan was recruited directly to Lucasfilm Ltd., where she led the global consumer products and promotional licensing business for the multi-billion dollar project. star wars franchise in more than 60 countries around the world. She then joined Pixar Animation Studios, reporting directly to Steve Jobs, where she launched, together with Disney Consumer Products, the original Cars consumer products program, which has grown into a top-tier successful franchise. After Pixar, Phelan spent seven years at DreamWorks Animation as head of consumer products and licensing, leading the development of franchise management plans for the studio’s film and television properties, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to train your dragon & others. At DreamWorks, she managed the consumer products retail business and doubled consumer products revenue in just three years. Most recently, she served as President of Global Franchise Management at Lionsgate Entertainment, where under her leadership the studio created brand extensions spanning live and location-based entertainment venues, consumer products , brand partnerships and an array of promotional ventures for successful franchises such as The hunger Games and John Wick.

About Genius Brands International
Genius Brands International, Inc. (GNUS) is a leading global children’s media company that develops, produces, markets and licenses branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and distribution by retail. The company’s “content with purpose” portfolio includes Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergartenwith Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Kartoon Channel! ; Shaq’s Garagewith Shaquille O’Neal on Kartoon Channel! ; Rainbow Rangers on the Kartoon channel! and Netflix; llama llama, with Jennifer Garner, on Netflix; award-winning toddler brand Baby Genie; adventure comedy STEM series Thomas Edison’s Secret Laboratory; and entrepreneurship series

warren buffet The secret club of millionaires. Through licensing agreements with leading partners, Genius Brands’ intellectual property characters also appear on a wide range of consumer products for the global retail market. The company’s Kartoon channel! and the Kartoon classroom! are available in more than 100 million US homes through a wide range of distribution platforms, including Comcast, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Amazon Prime, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Apple iOS, Android TV, Android Mobil, Google Play, Xumo, Roku, Tubi, YouTube, KartoonChannel.com, Samsung Smart TVs and LG TVs. For more information, please visit www.gnusbrands.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Words such as “may”, “could”, “will”, “should”, “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “continue”, “predict”, “plan” , “project”, “” Although the Company believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which are based on information available to us as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are based on current estimates and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, our ability to generate revenues or achieve profitability; our ability to obtain additional financing on acceptable terms, if any; the potential issuance of a significant number of shares, which will dilute our shareholders; fluctuations in the results of our operations from period to period; general economic and financial conditions; our ability to anticipate changes in popular culture, media and film, fashion and technology; competitive pressure from other content distributors and in the retail market; our reliance on and relationships with third-party production and animation studios; our ability to market and advertise our products; our reliance on third parties to promote our products; our ability to keep pace with technological advances; our ability to protect our intellectual property and the other risk factors set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in subsequent filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Therefore, actual results could differ materially. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or change any statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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