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#1 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:55 AM

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So, didja hear? Pac-Man is getting a new animated series!

It's being co-produced by Avi Arad and Rick Ungar (X-Men: Evolution, Biker Mice from Mars), will be in 3D, and is coming to Disney XD in Fall 2013.

More info and a blurry video can be seen here.

Plus, the original Pac-Man cartoon's first season just came out on DVD, though $35.99 seems a bit much for only one of the two seasons.

As far as the new one goes, I'm hoping this leads to a new round of Pac-Merchandise... seems like a natural direction, given that Bandai Namco are the owners of the IP.

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Above is the original post; the latest info, with a new clip, screens, and galleries of the toys can be seen here.

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Edited by LBD "Nytetrayn", 17 February 2013 - 07:35 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Mar 3 2012, 04:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, didja hear? Pac-Man is getting a new animated series!

It's being co-produced by Avi Arad and Rick Ungar (X-Men: Evolution, Biker Mice from Mars), will be in 3D, and is coming to Disney XD in Fall 2013.

More info and a blurry video can be seen here.

Plus, the original Pac-Man cartoon's first season just came out on DVD, though $35.99 seems a bit much for only one of the two seasons.

As far as the new one goes, I'm hoping this leads to a new round of Pac-Merchandise... seems like a natural direction, given that Bandai Namco are the owners of the IP.

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Isn't the price of the original Pac-Man season one cartoon that high because it's only available through Warner Archives?
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#3 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:44 PM

Got me, but it's on Amazon, for whatever that's worth.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

Pac-Man's voice is a tad... grating. I grew up with the Hanna Barbara series, so I'm so used to seeing him as a middle class family man that suddeny "squeaky voiced kid" has taken me by surprise.

The show looks neat, though, and I like how they're incorporating all the abstract concepts of the arcade game into a semi-coherent universe.

And was that Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde at the end?

Anyway, I'll give it a shot.

Edited by DrSpengler, 03 March 2012 - 03:05 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

Looks terrible.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:44 PM

^ Kinda....


I mean, no matter what way you cut it, it's still a show based on a game from the infancy of the industry.

It's some manner of incredible challenge to make it any good while still incorporating everything that it is.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

Yeah, but you all got to remember, the kid Pac-Man of the new show is because it take place when Pac-Man starts to become the hero he is in the video games.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:54 PM

Yes, but it also means no Ms. Pac-Man and no Pac-Baby.

The show from the 80s wasn't great, but it was a pretty original take on what amounts to a game based on a guy eating pills at a rave.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:38 AM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Mar 3 2012, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, but it also means no Ms. Pac-Man and no Pac-Baby.

The show from the 80s wasn't great, but it was a pretty original take on what amounts to a game based on a guy eating pills at a rave.



Exactly, as this is set before Pac-Man met Ms. Pac-Man.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:40 AM

Maybe that will come later on in the show... and she can actually be MS. Pac-Man, instead of his wife, Pepper.

As for the voice, it's grown on me. But yeah, it caught me off-guard as well. Still, I think it will help appeal to kids, which is what the franchise really needs right now, in my opinion.

And yes, those are the ghosts in there, though I think I heard somewhere (mind, this was over a year ago) that they're his friends? Could make for an interesting tale...

If you want a better look at the designs, here they are in one of the games.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:30 AM

Well, you guys enjoy your show. The voice acting is terrible, the premise is terrible, the animation is terrible and the music is terrible.

I won't be watching it.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Mar 4 2012, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, you guys enjoy your show.


Well, I won't know if I'll enjoy it until I watch it. I'll at least give it a chance.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Mar 4 2012, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Kalidor @ Mar 4 2012, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, you guys enjoy your show.


Well, I won't know if I'll enjoy it until I watch it. I'll at least give it a chance.


I like this idea. I think I'll go with this.

...incidentally, I think a teaser trailer is probably not the best thing to gauge voice acting by, but it seemed alright to me for what it was.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

I remember seeing this video quite a while ago. I predicted then that the purple pac-girl with the buckled boots was the daughter of the evil ghost overlord with his buckled gloves. She has a kind of goth quality about her, and he's a ghost. Yeah, I think there'll be some plot twist about that. And could they not make a non-3D trailer available? The fact that this blurry thing is still all we have to go on is just sad.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:35 AM

Bumping, as I just put this together.

Digging some of those toys, and there's a new clip. Also, it appears that Ian Corlett is Blinky and Sir Cumference.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:14 PM



Well, I gave it five minutes. That was enough.

I mean, I like the cast; a lot of Canadian voice actors from shows I've enjoyed, old and new. Pinkie Pie as Hipster Ms. Pac-Man, but more importantly, it's a blast from the past to hear Ian Corlett again (and doing his Master Roshi voice, no less). I can't remember the last show I heard him in. I mean, yeah, I know he's a regular on Johnny Test but I AM NOT WATCHING JOHNNY TEST.

The humor's really stilted and cliche' and the animation's not so good. And is Pac-Man eating ghosts that aren't blinking? You can't do that! jeez, even the Hanna Barbera cartoon was competent enough to get that right.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

Well, it is a reboot of sorts. I don't know if they have a specific thing set up for the blinking or not, though we saw some of that in the first clip, if I remember right.

I think the glowing might be saved more for the possessions and zappings; Pac is still eating berry-pellets to go after them, though.

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Edited by LBD "Nytetrayn", 17 February 2013 - 07:39 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

Goth-Lolita PAC-Girl is not right.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

That was rough.

Pac-Man's voice doesn't really fit either IMO.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

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and the animation's not so good


Actually, this "style" is intentional, it's gotten popular in a lot of CGI animation shows recently, specifically the cheaper, cartoony ones. It's an attempt to imitate older cartoons but it can be a bit weird and erratic if you're not used to it.

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