Genius Brands International, Inc. ("GBI") (OTCQB: GNUS), a global brand management company dedicated to providing entertaining and enriching 'content with a purpose' for toddlers to tweens, has secured a number of international home entertainment and broadcast sales for Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (SLAM 7), the animated super hero movie featuring an all-star cast that includes Lee himself. The announcement was made today by Genius Brands International's SVP of Global Sales Andrew Berman.
"The global fan base for Stan Lee is certainly an enticement for Stan Lee's Mighty 7 with program buyers the world over," said Berman. "This engaging film delivers high octane action and non-stop adventure underscored by positive and inspiring messages including the value of respect and kindness and how important it is to judge a person on their actions rather than their appearance. Kids will love the 'how to be a super hero' lessons provided by none other than Stan Lee -- in animation form; parents will appreciate the positive role models and programmers are eager to offer their audience a movie the whole family will enjoy."
Among the broadcasters eager to share Stan Lee's Mighty 7 with their viewers are the Discovery Channel in India; Denmark's Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR); Thailand's Workpoint; GMA in the Philippines and Israel's Imagine Media. As previously announced, the film has been licensed to ABC Australia and the Hub Network in the U.S., which premiered the film earlier this year.
Genius Brands International has also concluded sales of the movie for home entertainment release with Canada's Unidisc (for French-speaking Canada only), Australia's Beyond Home Entertainment and Germany's Edel AG. Partners join U.S. and Canadian (English-speaking only) home entertainment partner, Cinedigm.
In Stan Lee's Mighty 7, Lee stars as an animated version of himself, a legendary superhero creator, who teaches a crew of alien prisoners and their jailers, who have crash-landed on Earth, how to work together and use their powers to be superheroes. Each alien superhero has his or her unique powers and strengths, which aid in the group's ability to combat enemies.
Created with Lee, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 is produced by Stan Lee Comics, a joint venture among Genius Brands International, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and Archie Comics. The animated movie, the first installment of a trilogy, stars Stan Lee and features an all-star cast with Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Jim Belushi (The Defenders), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Darren Criss (Glee), Flea (of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers), Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), Michael Ironside (Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising) and Christian Slater (Breaking In).
To date, the Stan Lee's Mighty 7 brand has been licensed to Factory Entertainment (worldwide toy licensee) and Black Lantern (worldwide video game licensee), as well as to a multitude of U.S. apparel and consumer product partners.