30 JUN 2021

KARTOON CHANNEL PARTNERS WITH CHUCK E. CHEESE FOR “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” DEBUT

The week filled with holiday-themed series, specials, and movies is set to kick off on 2nd July. In addition to the content, multiple Summer Fun Pass giveaways will be offered through the companies’ commercials and social media platforms.

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Genius Brands International will soon premier “Christmas in July” on Kartoon Channel. “We are determined to build KartoonChannel! into the #1 most successful children’s streaming network, and will continue to bring bold initiatives such as ‘Christmas in July,’” Jon Ollwerther, President of Kartoon Channel, and EVP of Business Development, Genius Brands said. “To that end, we will continue to offer a family entertainment destination that brings unique viewer experiences that appeal to a broad demographic with content that celebrates diversity and inclusivity.”

The week-lon celebration, made through a partnership with Chuck E. Cheese will feature various holiday-themed series, specials, and movies, starting on 2nd July through 11th July. In addition to the titles, various Summer Fun Pass giveaways will be offered through the companies’ commercials and social media platforms.  “This collaboration is an ideal partnership given our shared values and our own seasonal immersive experience 'Summer of Fun' that offers kids and families all the wonders of the season at Chuck E. Cheese," Melissa McLeanas, VP of Global Licensing, Media & Branded Entertainment Development, CEC Entertainment said.

The week will kick off with “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten” holiday special, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Each day, new holiday themed co-viewing content will be available, including episodes of “Madeline,” “Babar,” and “Rainbow Rangers,” to “Enchanted Tales: The Night Before Christmas” and “Enchanted Tales: Christmas Elves.”  

In celebration of Independence Day, the network will feature an  all-day marathon of “Liberty’s Kids,” scheduled for the 4th of July. The animated series teaches its audience about the American Revolutionary War as seen through the eyes of three kids all of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin. Voice features for the show include that of Walter Cronkite as Franklin and a host of voice talent, including Sylvester Stallone, Ben Stiller, Whoopi Goldberg, Yolanda King, Billy Crystal, Dustin Hoffman, Annette Bening, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Neeson and Don Francisco (Mario Kreutzberger).  "We look forward to celebrating “Christmas in July” and Independence Day with Kartoon Channel! viewers next month, and we invite families to come play and have fun at Chuck E. Cheese all summer long,” Macleanas said.

We are determined to build KartoonChannel! into the #1 most successful children’s streaming network, and will continue to bring bold initiatives such as ‘Christmas in July.' To that end, we will continue to offer a family entertainment destination that brings unique viewer experiences that appeal to a broad demographic with content that celebrates diversity and inclusivity.” Jon Ollwerther President of Kartoon Channel, and EVP of Business Development, Genius Brands