Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Mar. 29, 2020
Jun. 28, 2019
Cover [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name Genius Brands International, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001355848    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity a Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity a Voluntary Filer No    
Entity's Reporting Status Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code NV    
File Number 000-54389    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 12,658,092
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   29,592,229  
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019