Kartoon Channel Said to Use Kidoodle’s Name In Google Ads (1)

June 17, 2021, 9:57 PMUpdated: June 18, 2021, 6:41 PM

Kartoon Channel used rival kid-friendly web streaming service Kidoodle’s name to misdirect web browsers to its own page through Google Ads, a lawsuit in California federal court alleges.

A Parent Media Co., which produces Kidoodle, said Genius Brands International Inc.'s ads produced search results labeled with the Kidoodle name but that led to its own Kartoon Channel page, according to a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Kartoon Channel, which launched last year and promotes content featuring famous personalities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Warren Buffet, utilized its bait-and-switch tactic to harness Kidoodle’s success, ...

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