Genius Brands International, Inc., has recently announced the signing of a multiple territory broadcast licensing deal with Cartoon Network Latin America for Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 (SLAM7).
Created by legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, SLAM7 is a joint venture between Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Archie Comics, and Genius Brands International. The animated movie is promised to be merely the first of a trilogy, and will feature a star-studded cast that includes Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Jim Belushi (The Defenders), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Darren Criss (Glee), Flea (of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers), Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives).
Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 features an animated version of Lee himself, who discovers and meets a crew of alien prisoners and jailers stranded on Earth. Lee teaches the group to work together and use their powers in order to protect Earth from evil forces.
“I am so excited to be able to expand this project throughout Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Stan Lee. “For this film, I was able to create a unique group of superheroes that I’m thrilled to be able to share throughout 42 new territories. Thanks to our partnership, we can now provide an innovative and action packed story to all in an entirely new region!”
“Zasha’s deal with Cartoon Network Latin America rounds out the global reach of Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, with GBI having already secured distribution throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Canada and the United States earlier this year,” said Berman. “Stan Lee fans span every corner of the globe, as well as every demographic, and this engaging film delivers the full-throttle action and uncompromising adventure they’ve come to expect. Kids love that they’re learning what it takes to be a super hero from the master himself, and parents appreciate the positive role models, confirming SLAM7 as a truly fun and engaging family movie.”