Cartoon Network is going to premiere DHX Media’s new animated series Mega Man: Fully Charged on August 5. Before the linear premiere, the first 10 episodes will be available on the Cartoon Network app and various TV providers’ VOD platforms as well as on-demand streaming platforms in the US starting on August 3, the Canadian debut on DHX Television’s Family Channel will follow in fall 2018.
Based on the Capcom Mega Man video game franchise, which first launched in 1987 and has since spawned 136 video games on multiple platforms and sold more than 32 million copies worldwide. The series is co-produced by DHX and California-based Denstu Entertainment. The latest video game title—Mega Man 11—is going to be released for consoles on October 2.
Aimed at kids ages six to 11, the show follows Mega Man’s alter-ego Aki Light, a normal schoolboy robot with nano-core technology that allows him to transform into a hero. Man of Action Entertainment will executive produce and story-edit the series.
In addition to the animated series launch, DHX-owned digital network WildBrain is preparing to launch a fan hub on YouTube on July 21. The dedicated channel will include new clips and trailer previews updated on a weekly basis.
On the licensing front, Jakks Pacific previously signed on as master toy licensee to create action figures, figurines, playsets and accessories, role-play items, and everyday dress-up and Halloween costumes set to roll out in spring 2019.