Namco Bandai Games, Arad Productions and 41 Entertainment announce a second season of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.
Namco Bandai Games (NBGI), Arad Productions (AP) and 41 Entertainment (41e) announced that they have commissioned a second season of episodes for the Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures property. The TV series, currently consisting of 26 x 22’ episodes (13 available immediately and 13 in September), will be expanded to 39 x 22’ with new 13 episodes slated for delivery in spring 2014. The parties are also contemplating an additional 13 half-hour episodes to be decided after MIPCOM also for 2014 bringing the Property to potentially 52 episodes.
States 41e’s CEO, Allen Bohbot, “We are very excited about this announcement as working on Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures has proven to be very rewarding. A number of our broadcast clients worldwide want to strip the episodes daily and now with 39 episodes, and potentially 52 episodes, they can. We are delighted with the positive feedback and accomplishments that the first season has already generated and anticipate even greater success to come now that Pac will be on until 2015 worldwide.”
Avi Arad adds, “I am thrilled about producing additional episodes of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures and it is incredible to be approving a second set of episodes for a property that only launched today in the USA. It shows our confidence in the brand and the response from the market. It has been a real pleasure working on the first season and I am excited to begin production on season two. Get ready for more laughs and fun with Pac and his pals!”
Mr. Unozawa of NBGI, states, “We are very happy to again be working with Arad Productions and 41e on the additional episodes of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. 41e has done a great job distributing and licensing the first season and I look forward to seeing more success with the second season. We are very committed to this property and see it as a long-term proposition. We are excited to be launching a brand new game on all major videogame systems in November and to support season II of the animation.”
Source: Namco Bandai Games
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.