Genius Brands International continues to build its offering of powerful animated content on Kartoon Channel! with the acquisition from 41 Entertainment of two powerhouse animated children’s series, Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, starring Jaleel White, and PAC-MAN and The Ghostly Adventures.
Genius Brands has acquired 26×30’ episodes of PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, featuring the classic video game character PAC-MAN. The series follows the daily adventures of Pac and his loyal crew, Cyli and Spiral, who face the ups and downs of adolescence as they protect Pac-World from a ghostly army led by the evil Betrayus. Originally conceived in 1980, PAC-MAN immediately rose to meteoric popularity, first in video game arcades, then through an array of branding and entertainment appearances. PAC-MAN’s image is one of the most recognized on the planet and is as strong as ever as he enters his 40th year in 2020 entertaining fans of all ages.
The company has also acquired for Kartoon Channel! 26×30’ episodes of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the blockbuster hit videogame by Sega, and starring the celebrity voice of Jaleel White of Family Matters fame. This comical, light-hearted, and gag-driven adventure series emphasizes positive themes for kids about personal safety and interpersonal relationships. Sonic, along with his idolizing young friend Tails, regularly oppose the main antagonist Dr. Robotnik, his robot henchmen Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts, and thwart their plans to conquer their home planet of Mobius. The series features a short Public Service Announcement titled “Sonic Says” at the end of each episode.
“Our mission in creating Kartoon Channel! has always been to deliver the best of the best in children’s entertainment, and we are excited to add these two series, featuring popular characters that are proven winners and that kids love,” said Caroline Tyre, General Manager of Kartoon Channel!