Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Mar. 21, 2012
Mar. 20, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name Genius Brands International, Inc.    
Document Type 10-K    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   60,698,815  
Entity Public Float     $ 7,845,682
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Central Index Key 0001355848    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY