Genius Brands sells more Thomas Edison, SpacePOP

Deals have been inked with Da Vinci Learning, Azoomee and The American Forces Network for Thomas Edison's Secret Lab (pictured) and SpacePOP.
November 20, 2017

Genius Brands International has signed multiple new content deals for its original series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab (pictured) and SpacePOP.

Berlin-based educational channe Da Vinci Learning has picked up pay-TV rights across Asia for 26 x 30-minute Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. The toon’s 52 x 1.5-minute music videos have also sold to UK-based online platform Azoomee, which has licensed SpacePOP’s 108 x 3.5-minute short form eps, too.

The American Forces Network, which provides TV content to American military personnel at bases overseas as well as other US government facilities, has also acquired rights to Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab and SpacePOP.

Steve Banks (SpongeBob SquarePants), Grant Moran (New Adventures of Magic School Bus) and Betsy McGowan (Camp Lakebottom) serve as co-story editors for Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, with Michael Maliani (Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego) serving as co-producer and director.

SpacePOP, meanwhile, includes more than 100 short-form episodes and music videos that have garnered 17 million YouTube channel views, 60,000 subscribers and approximately 320,000 hours of viewed programming since launching last year. It follows five teenage princesses who disguise themselves as musicians to rid the galaxy of an evil empress. SpacePOP is currently available on Toon Googles, PopJam, BatteryPOP, Kid Genius Cartoon Channel, Amazon, Apple and Roku.

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