Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2012
May 15, 2012
May 10, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name Genius Brands International, Inc.    
Document Type 10-Q    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   71,687,617  
Entity Public Float     $ 7,281,122
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 Mar. 31, 2012
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1