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Genius Products and Hasbro Properties Group Announce New My Little Pony(TM) Music CD; ''A VERY MINTY CHRISTMAS(TM)'' Features 15 Holiday Songs.

SAN DIEGO -- Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI) as part of a licensing agreement with the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), will release their second MY LITTLE PONY music CD titled "A VERY MINTY CHRISTMAS," it was announced by Genius Products CEO Trevor Drinkwater.

A collection of 15 enchanting holiday songs, "A VERY MINTY CHRISTMAS" features original songs from the soon-to-be-released "MY LITTLE PONY: A VERY MINTY CHRISTMAS" DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment, in addition to familiar holiday songs kids love.

"This delightful new music CD is the perfect complement to Paramount's DVD release, giving children the ability to enjoy their favorite MY LITTLE PONY tunes anywhere they travel with their music," said Drinkwater.

"A VERY MINTY CHRISTMAS" music CD is another way for little girls to experience the world of MY LITTLE PONY," said Bryony Bouyer, senior vice president, Hasbro Properties Group. "Not only will little girls be able to watch their favorite ponies in this enchanting Christmas tale, but also hear their favorite holiday music whenever they want."

"MY LITTLE PONY: A VERY MINTY CHRISTMAS" is now available at retail in blister clamshell or jewel case packaging at $6.98 SRP.

Hasbro's MY LITTLE PONY brand was first introduced in 1983 and quickly became one of the most popular toys of the 1980s. In 2003, Hasbro successfully reintroduced the MY LITTLE PONY property as a lifestyle brand for little girls. Fans are now able to integrate the MY LITTLE PONY brand into many aspects of their lives through products like toys, storybooks, bedding, backpacks, footwear, accessories and more.

About the Hasbro Properties Group

The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry's richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, DUEL MASTERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY and CANDY LAND, beyond the toy and game aisle, creating rich lifestyle experiences.

About Genius Products, Inc.

Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI) produces and distributes affordable entertainment products including DVDs and CDs. Its products are sold in retail outlets nationwide under well-known brands including AMC(R), TV Guide(R), Wellspring, IFILM(R), Sundance Channel Home Entertainment(TM), Bazooka(R), Jay Jay The Jet Plane(R), National Lampoon(R), The Twilight Zone(TM), Baby Genius(R), Tonka(R), My Little Pony(R), Curious George(R) and Paddington Bear(TM). Genius Products also licenses the Baby Genius brand to third-party companies for a variety of products including books, apparel and infant care products. Promotional partners include the world famous San Diego Zoo(R), Gerber(R), Fazoli's(R) and Child(R) Magazine.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historical matters contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements reflect assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties, which may affect Genius Products' business, forecasts, projections and prospects, and cause results to differ from these forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary for many reasons, including but not limited to, the timely development and acceptance of new products, the market demand for new music CDs including "My Little Pony A Very Minty Christmas," and general market conditions. Other such risks and uncertainties include Genius Products' ability to grow its business, to obtain additional licenses, to meet anticipated release schedules for "My Little Pony A Very Minty Christmas," and other matters, which are described in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Genius Products assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.
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