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Little Bear Investments LLC Participates in Genius Products, Inc. $7m Private Placement

Monday March 22, 2004 2:30 pm ET

NEW YORK, March 22 — Little Bear Investments LLC (“Little Bear”) announced today that it has participated in a $7 million private placement to purchase common stock and warrants of Genius Products, Inc. (“GNPI”). The financing was spearheaded by Sands Bros International Ltd, (“Sands”) a registered NASD broker-dealer.

“We’re pleased to have participated in this transaction”, commented Mr. Prensky. ”This is our second transaction with the professional bankers at Sands’, and look forward to continuing to deploy capital in underserved areas of the microcap arena.”

To date, Little Bear has closed or funded 4 public market transactions since November 2003.

About Genius Products, Inc.

Genius Products Inc. is a multi-brand company that designs and markets family entertainment products including videos, DVDs, CDs and cassettes. The products are sold under the Baby Genius and Kid Genius brand names and during 2003, the company introduced other brand name products such as BOZO the Clown, Curious George, Guess How Much I Love You(TM), and Rainbow Fish, plus many more. The company’s award-winning products are widely distributed at major retail stores nationwide including Target, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, ShopKo, Meijer, Borders and Best Buy. The company also licenses the Baby Genius brand to third-party companies for a variety of products, including apparel, books, toys and infant care products. Promotional partners include Kellogg’s, The World Famous San Diego Zoo, Parenting Magazine, Playtex, Fazoli’s and Child Magazine.

Genius Products Inc. company and product information is available on the company’s Web site at

About Little Bear

Little Bear Investments, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, is a merchant bank that focuses on investing in both public and private companies. Our broad range of investment experience includes: tender offers, private placements, PIPE’s, reverse mergers and bankruptcy auctions. Little Bear also offers financial, operational and strategic advisory services. Working with companies large and small, we bring the same disciplined approach to our clients as we do to businesses in which we have deployed our own capital.

If you have any questions regarding this press release, please contact Zachary Prensky at or at 212-946-2736.

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