Cartoon Network in the U.S. has slated DHX Media’s animated series Mega Man: Fully Charged for an August debut, with WildBrain set to launch a new fan hub on YouTube this week.
Mega Man: Fully Charged is an original co-production with Dentsu Entertainment that will premiere on Cartoon Network in the U.S. on August 5. It will air every Sunday. Additionally, ten episodes will be available on the Cartoon Network app and several TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms in the U.S. starting August 3.
On July 21, WildBrain will launch a new Mega Man: Fully Charged fan hub on YouTube. San Diego Comic-Con is celebrating Mega Man: Fully Charged with an exclusive episode premiere, a panel, signings and more from July 19 to 22.
Mega Man: Fully Charged, which is based on the legendary Capcom Mega Man video-game franchise, will make its Canadian debut on DHX Television’s Family Channel in fall 2018. Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Generator Rex, creators of the characters and team featured in Big Hero 6) serve as executive producers and story editors on the series.
“Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the legendary video-game character, Mega Man is returning to TV in an all-new, amped-up animated series,” said Josh Scherba, the president of DHX Media. “We’re confident fans both old and new will love this new series, as they follow Mega Man’s fast-paced adventures, beginning this summer.”
“Following Capcom’s announcement of the new Mega Man 11 video game, we are thrilled to be launching an exciting new animated series, Mega Man: Fully Charged,” said Yuichi Kinoshita, the president and CEO of Dentsu Entertainment USA. “From TV and YouTube to video games and toy shelves, Mega Man will soon be everywhere kids are watching and playing.”
“Mega Man is exactly the kind of hero we need right now,” said Joe Kelly, executive producer/story editor at Man of Action Entertainment. “Optimistic, inquisitive and more focused on helping others and understanding adversaries than just locking them up. We love this character.”