Pac-Man Lives Again on Disney XD

The greatest eater in video game history will make his triumphant return to television next year on Disney XD. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Pac-Man will have a new series called Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins for the 2013 season. It's executive-produced by Avi Arad (The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Rick Ungar (X-Men: Evolution, the 2003 Spider-Man animated series).

"I am very excited about producing Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins, the 3D animated series with Rick Ungar," Arad said. "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."

The pellet- and ghost-eating Pac-Man debuted in 1980, making his leap to animated television just two years later in a short-lived show by Hanna-Barbera. The series aired from 1982 to 1983 on ABC, but lived on in syndication for years afterward. After 30 years, he, Ms. Pac-Man and their ghost adversaries Inky, Winky, Blinky and Clyde are perfectly poised for a new series.

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