NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., Arad Productions and 41 Entertainment LLC (“41e”), announced today that they have granted the US television rights to Disney XD for the brand new animated action comedy series tentatively entitled PAC-MAN – The Adventure Begins (26 x 22’) in time for a fall 2013 airing.

Based on the iconic brand owned by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., the series is created in stereoscopic 3D executive produced by Avi Arad (Spider-Man for Sony Pictures, Iron Man for Paramount, Hulk for Universal and Fantastic Four and X-Men for 20th Century Fox) and Rick Ungar (Biker Mice from Mars for New World, X-Men Evolution for Marvel and Legend of the Dragon for BKN).

Avi Arad adds: “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.”

Mr. Unozawa, Chief Operating Officer at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., states: “We are very happy and welcome Disney XD as the home for PAC-MAN – The Adventure Begins in the US. Along with Disney and the rest of our valuable partners, we are confident of the immediate success that this new PAC-MAN venture will generate, and it is sure to transcend generations once again.”

States 41e’s CEO, Allen Bohbot: “We are very pleased to grant these valuable rights to Disney XD. We believe it is the perfect home for this project and welcome them to the growing list of high quality programmers and broadcasters worldwide that will be airing this series.”

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