A new Mega Man cartoon is heading to Cartoon Network. DHX Media recently signed a deal with Cartoon Network U.S. for an upcoming cartoon, “Mega Man.” The new series will be 3D animated and written /produced by Man of Action Entertainment, best known for Ben 10, Generator Rex, and Big Hero 6, will write and executive produce the series along side of DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment. The new show will be aimed at kids ages 6 to 11 and will feature:
exciting new technologies and robots, as well as the introduction of Mega Man’s alter-ego, Aki Light. Aki is a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot who has nano-core technology that allows him to transform into the mega powered super hero Mega Man! With his Mega Buster arm cannon and iconic helmet, Mega Man battles the wickedest villains Silicon City has to offer. Beloved characters, such as Mega Man’s robotic dog, Rush, will return – while new characters, like Mega Mini™ and Suna Light, will make their debut!
Ken Faier, Executive Producer, Content at DHX Media, said:
“We are thrilled that Cartoon Network has picked up the new Mega Man series for its U.S. viewers. This deal points to the solid demand for our original kids’ content, and highlights the strength of our strategy of collaborating with leading industry peers such as Dentsu and Man of Action to refresh evergreen properties for today’s kids. Further, we believe Mega Man’s incredible heritage and proven popularity also positions the brand extremely well for longer term consumer product opportunities.”
Yuichi Kinoshita, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc., said
“Mega Man is a unique and powerful character, whose positivity and youthfulness has made him beloved around the world for 30 years.”