Frederator Network

Buzzfeed & Frederator Network ink first-look animation deal

Buzzfeed has inked a first-look content deal with US-based kids content company Genius Brands International’s animation and pop culture-driven Frederator Network. Under the agreement, Frederator Network, which was acquired by Genius Brands International as part of its 2021 deal for Canadian prodco Wow! Unlimited Media, will have the first right to develop and produce long-form […]

Genius Brands ups Disney alum to oversee new network division

US-based kids content company Genius Brands International has consolidated its portfolio of kids-focused channels under the newly created Genius Networks and promoted Todd Steinman to head up the new unit. Kartoon Channel!, Frederator Network and Ameba TV will now fall under the Genius Networks banner, with Steinman serving as president. The exec joined Genius Brands […]

Toho International acquires stake in Genius Brands content

Toho International, a subsidiary of Japanese studio Toho Company, has taken a 50% stake in two original productions from Genius Brands’ US-based animation outfit Frederator Network. The firm is making a “multi-million dollar investment” in Bee And PuppyCat, following its launch on Netflix, as well as Bravest Warriors. The deal also includes the upcoming series Catbug, […]