Genius Brands International recently revealed details about its new AI-generated animated “shorts” series based on the original children’s show, "Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club." It is scheduled to launch on Kartoon Channel!, YouTube and Genius Brands’ social media channels on 15 May, 2023.
"Genius Brands is excited to bring this timeless series to market, using cutting-edge AI technology to reimagine the original into a snackable 1-minute format and a style we will be seeing much more of in the future," the company stated. "AI provides a significant cost-cutting opportunity in production, as well as content expansion initiatives to fuel the Genius Networks programming pipeline. AI is the next big thing in children’s entertainment and with its innovative use, Secret Millionaires Club Minis will be a hit with kids and parents alike around the world!"
The shorts will be produced by Genius AI Studio, utilizing various AI tools and pulling from stories co-created with, and voiced by, Warren Buffett for the original Secret Millionaires Club series, which focused on teaching enduring life lessons around financial literacy to children. Targeted at children between the ages of 4-12 and their families, "Secret Millionaires Club Minis" uses technology, creative storytelling, and short-form vertical video. Each video will educate children worldwide, and feature fun and interesting lessons and facts around business and money. Shorts will start rolling out 15 May.
"Secret Millionaires Club Minis" follows up the recently announced Kidaverse Fast Facts, Genius Networks’ debut into AI produced content, launching this month. Kidaverse Fast Facts will include new and exclusive shorts hosted by History Henry, Science Sally and Sporty Steve, and like Secret Millionaires Club Minis, each video will educate children worldwide, featuring fun and interesting lessons and facts about science, history, music, literature, and more.