Looks like Pac-Man’s getting an extra life as a TV series.
Nestled in the heart of an article announcing various things is an announcement of a new Pac-Man series. While the article came to light for the confirmation of a Power Rangers RPM/Power Rangers Samurai crossover, a small paragraph reveals details.
41 Entertainment (41e) is appointed by Namco Bandai Games as the worldwide distributor of the new Pac-Man 3D (26×26) series, set to debut in fall 2013. Producing the new Pack Man series in stereoscopic 3D is Arad Production’s Avi Arad (Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four and X-Men) and Rick Ungar (Biker Mice from Mars, X-Men Evolution, Legend of the Dragon). The series is penned by Tom Ruegger (Scooby-Doo, Animaniacs, and Batman – The Animated Series) and Paul Rugg (Animaniacs, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated). The series feature animated created by Sprite Animation. 41e will privately screen the new Pac-Man 3D for clients at its booth at Mipcom (3D glasses and all). In the 1980s, Hannah-Barbera and Namco produced an animated Pac-Man TV series.
Avi Arad has had tremendous success with Marvel properties on television. Rick Ungar, Tom Ruegger, and Paul Rugg have tremendous animation history dating back to the early 90’s. A stereoscopic 3D TV series will be a first for the medium, unless something else beats it by 2013. The rotund and yellow hero has previously had a forgettable Ruby-Spears series.
This isn’t confirmation that the series will actually be produced. For years, a Centipede series was on-and-off production for Cartoon Network. Pac-Man can be viewed in 3D at the moment on the 3DS. With a movie rumored in the works, is the Pac-ocalypse at hand?
Source: Cynopsis Media