Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. to Premiere All-New Episodes This Fall of Genius Brands International’s Hit Animation ‘Rainbow Rangers’

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Beverly Hills, CA — Heading into its third year of airing on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. channel in the U.S., Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” (Nasdaq:GNUS) announces today the fall premiere of a slate of new episodes of its flagship animated preschool series, Rainbow Rangers, beginning Oct. 11.

The third broadcast season of Rainbow Rangers, a CGI-animated, action adventure preschool series, will debut on Nick Jr.’s “Sunday Girls Rule” block at 11:00 a.m. with a special Halloween-themed episode, and subsequent episodes airing in the same time-slot through Nov. 22.   The premiere coincides with the recent Walmart retail launch of the Rainbow Rangers’ multi-figure action pack from Mattel’s Fisher-Price. 

“In November, we will be heading into our third year of our broadast partnership with Nick Jr. for this unqiue series that promotes empowerment, diversity, friendship and adventure,” said Jess Brinder, Vice President of International Distribution. “The support from Nick Jr. since the launch of Rainbow Rangers in 2018 has been amazing, and the upcoming October premiere dovetails nicely with the launch of our first toy line from Mattel in Walmart stores.”

Rainbow Rangers is a rescue-based series that follows the adventures of seven girls who are Earth’s first responders, protecting people, animals, resources, and the natural beauty of our world. The series boasts a unique and highly-accomplished team of creators from the animated motion picture and television worlds, including Rob Minkoff (Disney’s The Lion King director), Shane Morris (Disney’s Frozen co-writer), Tim Mansfield, and New York Times Bestselling author and Emmy Award-nominated writer Elise Allen (Dinosaur Train, Lion Guard, Barbie specials),  who serves as head writer and co-creator.  Multiple Emmy Award-winning director Michael Maliani directs the series, and Genius Brands’ Chairman & CEO and multiple Emmy Award-winning producer, Andy Heyward, serves as executive producer.

In addition to Nick Jr. in the U.S., Rainbow Rangers airs around the world, including Corus  Entertainment’s Treehouse (Canada), Televisa and BLIM TV (Mexico), Nine Network (Australia), CCTV and iQiyi (China), Nickelodeon and NOGGIN (Latin America), Cartoonito (Italy), TV2 (Hungary), NOGA (Israel), Mini Mini (Poland), Canal Panda (Portugal), Discovery Kids (Middle East), and Pikaboo (Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina).

About Genius Brands International

Genius Brands International, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNUS) is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. The Company’s award-winning ‘content with a purpose’ portfolio includes the upcoming Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and in partnership with Alibaba; Rainbow Rangers for Nick Jr.; Llama Llama, starring Jennifer Garner, for Netflix; award-winning toddler brand Baby Genius; adventure comedy STEM series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab; and entrepreneurship series Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club. Through licensing agreements with leading partners, characters from Genius Brands’ IP also appear on a wide range of consumer products for the worldwide retail marketplace. The Company’s new Kartoon Channel! is available in over 100 million U.S. television households via a broad range of distribution platforms, including Comcast, Cox, DISH, Amazon Prime, Sling TV, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and more. For additional information, please visit www.gnusbrands.com.

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