DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The wildly popular YouTube series for kids, SpacePOP, makes its cinematic debut with “SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princesses,” a feature-length compilation of the hit animated series’ first season. This is the first time SpacePOP will be shown in an extended format, so audiences can enjoy an entire season from start to finish at their local cinema and on the big screen.
Presented by Fathom Events and Genius Brands International (Nasdaq: GNUS), “SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princesses” will be shown in movie theaters nationwide for one day only on Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. local time. Audiences will also get an exclusive sneak peek at season two, a chance to sing along with all-new music videos starring their favorite intergalactic princesses and other special surprises.
Tickets for “SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princesses” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 400 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princesses” stars Rhea, Luna, Athena, Juno and Hera, princesses who disguise themselves as musicians and form a band called SpacePOP after the evil Empress Geela takes over the Planets of the Pentangle. While staying undercover, the five teenage princesses go on intergalactic adventures and make it their mission to spread the message of freedom and joy through their music. The group also joins forces with the rebel resistance to vanquish Geela and free their home planets and all of the enslaved inhabitants.
“We’re excited to bring SpacePOP from its home on YouTube to the big screen for families and fans nationwide to experience together,” Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “It’s a great way for fans to see their favorite show with exclusive bonus features and have a communal sing-along with these web stars.”
“Bringing SpacePOP to movie theaters is the next frontier for us in delivering a new experience to engage fans across the country,” said Stone Newman, President, Global Consumer Products, Worldwide Content Sales & Marketing for Genius Brands. “The storylines and music have been captivating young audiences since the series launched last summer, and we are excited to premiere this feature-length version and offer a sneak peek of season two in September.”
Fans who attend the Fathom Events screening will receive a copy of SpacePOP’s original soundtrack, a 20% off coupon from official SpacePOP partner, Spirit Halloween, and discount tickets from SpacePOP’s promotional partner, Six Flags, for their wintertime celebration, Holiday in the Park (while supplies last).
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.,” concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series, inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Facing Darkness, and anime titles such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
SpacePOP is comprised of over 100 serialized adventures featuring original music woven into a narrative that follows five teenage princesses who disguise themselves as musicians and form a band while they secretly plot to vanquish an evil Empress who is seeking to enslave the galaxy. SpacePOP offers a colorful blend of music, fashion, beauty, friendship and intergalactic adventures resulting in an engaging lifestyle and entertainment brand.
About Genius Brands International
Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNUS) is a leading global media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media distribution and retail channels. Led by award-winning creators and producers, Genius Brands distributes its content worldwide in all formats, as well as a broad range of consumer products based on its characters. In the children's media sector, its portfolio features "content with a purpose" for toddlers to tweens, which provides enrichment as well as entertainment. Additionally, under Genius Brands' wholly owned subsidiary, A Squared Entertainment, the company represents third-party properties. For additional information please visit http://www.gnusbrands.com.