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Document and Entity Information

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Nov. 16, 2020
Cover [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Genius Brands International, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001355848  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2020  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
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 001-37950  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   256,429,900
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020