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Genius Products Hits the Charts among Top Selling DVDs in U.S.; DVD Distributor Ranks 14 Titles in Billboard December 4, 2004 Top DVD Sales Chart


SAN DIEGO, CA -- 12/24/2004 -- Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI) has claimed 14 positions among the Top 40 selling DVDs in the Billboard(R) Top DVD Sales(TM) chart published December 4, 2004, according to Nielsen VideoScan. USA Today reported December 15, 2004 Genius Products DVDs claimed 19 of the Top 50 selling DVDs.

Among all DVD sales for the week ending November 14, 2004, Genius Products titles took a 14% share of all units sold in the U.S.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the initial success of our classic titles. The sales figures demonstrate the strength of Genius’ marketing and distribution plans and our strategy of providing high quality classic entertainment at affordable prices to a growing marketplace for DVD entertainment,” said Howard Balaban, Executive Vice President.

About Genius Products, Inc.

Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI) is a multi-brand company that produces and distributes affordable family entertainment products, including DVDs and CDs. Its products are sold in retail outlets nationwide under well-known brands, including AMC(R), TV Guide(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), Playtex(R), Gerber(R), Fazoli’s(R) and Child(R) Magazine.

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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 our current products and general market conditions. Other such risks and uncertainties include our ability to grow our business, to obtain additional licenses, to meet anticipated release schedules and other matters, which are described in the company’s 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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