Genius Brands to Co-Produce Stan Lee Doc Debuting on Disney+
December 28, 2022
In celebration today of the legendary Stan Lee’s 100th birthday, Genius Brands International — the controlling partner of “Stan Lee Universe,” owner of all rights to the name, voice, likeness, signature, licensing of Stan Lee and certain post-Marvel IP — signed an agreement to co-executive produce a documentary on the life of Stan Lee that will debut on Disney+.
The trailer is here.
Additionally, Genius Brands is commemorating the birthday with the launch of a new online store, featuring products from the Stan Lee Centennial Collection. The store exclusively features three Stan Lee collections, Stan Lee Comic, Stan Lee Retro and Stan Lee Centennial, with additional product categories to debut in 2023. Additional Stan Lee-branded products to come to market include apparel from Hot Topic; bags and backpacks from Sprayground; collectible figures from Good Smile; and fine art from Moor Art. Funko in January 2023 will release an exclusive Stan Lee collectible figure and boxed t-shirt to celebrate Lee.
“We are thrilled to celebrate Stan Lee’s 100th birthday today with multiple initiatives that pay tribute to this true cultural icon starting with creating a marketplace for his fans and with telling his fascinating story in the upcoming film premiering on Disney+,” Andy Heyward, chairman and CEO of Genius Brands, said in a statement.
Earlier this month, Genius Brands kicked off the Stan Lee centennial year with a fan activation at Los Angeles Comic-Con. Fans lined up to sign a giant 100th birthday card for Stan.
Stan Lee was the co-creator of some of the most successful comics characters of all time, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Thor, Silver Surfer, Ant-Man, Nick Fury and The Avengers. For decades, Lee was the editor and creative force behind Marvel Entertainment, which was sold to The Walt Disney Co. for $4.4 billion.