Video game icon Pac Man is getting a new television series.
You may recall that the popular video game was turned into a Saturday morning animated series during the height of Pac-Mania in the 80’s.
Disney XD has snagged a new animated action comedy starring the beloved arcade game character in the tentatively titled series, Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins. The series is being eyed for a fall 2013 debut on the children’s cable network.
The series will be produced by Marvel’s Ari Avid and Rick Ungar.
Arad said in a statement: “I am very excited about producing Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins, the 3D animated series with Rick Ungar. Pac-Man is one of the world’s greatest icons. He is funny and adventurous and will bring his tone and abilities to this beautifully executed animated series. For more than 30 years, Pac-Man has been a household name. Having this property on Disney XD is its rightful place to be.”
Namco Bandai Games Inc., Arad Productions and 41 Entertainment LLC made the announcement early Wednesday.
For those of you feeling nostalgic, here’s the intro to the 80’s animated series.