Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins is the pellet eater's second shot at TV

Pac-Man Dinsey XD Cartoon
Pac-Man Dinsey XD Cartoon

It's not rare for a failed cartoon to get a reboot, but it is rare for a failed cartoon based on a video game to get another shot. (Well, aside from Sonic, but nobody will let that dream just die.) Imagine our surprise when we learned that Pac-Man, every gamer's favorite yellow game mascot, would get another shot at TV. Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins ... begins in 2013.

Avi Arad, the CEO and founder of Marvel Studios, is producing the 3D animated show for Disney XD, and according to Kotaku, he's behind schedule. Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins follows the lively yellow sphere's teenage years and introduces some new friends to Pac-Man, like a tall magenta blob and a short, pink streaky-haired blob. (Both of which are nameless.)

"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," Arad said in a release. "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."

The animation work behind the show looks absolutely slick, but we're left wondering who this is targeted toward. Unless Namco and Disney have learned that the kids of the iPhone and Xbox age know all about Pac-Man, then we'd have to imagine the two are going for the nostalgia factor. But how many of you adults watch Disney cartoons out of honest interest?

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