BEVERLY HILLS CA--(Marketwired - October 08, 2015) - Genius Brands International "GBI" (GNUS), the global content and brand management company dedicated to providing entertaining and enriching 'content with a purpose' for toddlers to tweens, announced today that KID GENIUS, its new children's entertainment video on demand channel, is now available to approximately 21 million households across the U.S. through Comcast's (CMCSA)(CMCSK) Xfinity On Demand platform.
The free on-demand service rolls out with GBI's innovative, original animation series, including Thomas Edison's Secret Lab, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 and Secret Millionaires Club alongside award-winning Baby Genius content and classic children's series such as Where on Earth is Carmen Santiago and Dennis the Menace. For more information visit www.kidgeniustv.com.
"KID GENIUS is a tremendous free resource for parents in the 21 million homes it reaches initially through Xfinity On Demand as it is an easily accessible, definitive source for quality children's content any time of day or night," explained GBI's SVP, Global Distribution Sales Andrew Berman. "We have sought out content that is complementary to GBI's content with a purpose mission to ensure that we are engaging as well as entertaining our young viewers and imparting valuable lessons delivered in fun, adventurous situations by endearing characters. We believe kids will want to watch these programs and parents can feel good about allowing their kids to enjoy them."
The advertising-supported KID GENIUS on demand content includes original GBI series Secret Millionaires Club and Thomas Edison's Secret Lab.
Secret Millionaires Club, created in partnership with and starring an animated Warren Buffett, features a group of kids who have adventures in business and empowers kids by helping them understand the world they live in and how their decisions impact their own lives while teaching them to have the confidence to be the best they can be. The series makes it fun for kids to learn to think like entrepreneurs.
Thomas Edison's Secret Lab, an imaginative, animated series follows Angie, a 12-year-old prodigy, and her young science club who discover the scientist's ultimate dream lab equipped with everything they could ever imagine, including two of Edison's very last inventions: a hologram that brings Mr. Edison himself "to life," and a whacky robot called Von Bolt. In each of the series' 52 11-minute episodes, Edison, in hologram form, encourages and inspires kids through an immense variety of scientific and technological explorations, including physical science, live science, earth science, space science and lots of other fun, whacky, wild and engaging topics.
Other content available free on demand through KID GENIUS includes:
Dennis the Menace, based on the classic comic strip created by Hank Ketcham, captivates young viewers with stories of how Dennis' curiosity, escapades and well-meaning ways usually lead to trouble; and usually on the receiving end is neighbor and retired postal worker George, who just wants to be left alone. Dennis is accompanied by friends Margaret, Tommy and Joey and faithful canine companion Ruff, who often find themselves involved in all kinds of wild adventures, including international espionage and trips into history.
Gumby, the timeless, innovative, stop-claymation series created by Art Clokey, which aired from the 1950s through 2001, has been fully remastered and will delight young viewers with its unusual characters, from the humanlike but green Gumby and his horse friend and sidekick Pokey, to Goo, the blue mermaid; Prickle, the yellow dinosaur; Nopey the dog; the Blockheads, who sometimes chased after Gumby and his pals, and Gumby's parents, Gumbo and Gumba.
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, the Daytime Emmy Award-winning and multiple Daytime Emmy Award-nominated series, features the world famous super-thief Carmen Sandiego who travels all over the globe in search of famous artifacts to steal. Teenage ACME detectives Zack and Ivy are on a quest to capture Carmen as she tempts them with encrypted clues about her whereabouts and the object of her interest. Zack and Ivy must use their knowledge of geography and world cultures to keep up with Carmen and her henchmen.
Check out the Kid Genius Channel trailer on YouTube.