Cartoon Network U.S. Picks Up Mega Man


DHX Media has inked a deal with Cartoon Network in the U.S. for the 3D animated series Mega Man.

Mega Man, an original DHX Media co-production with Dentsu Entertainment USA, has also been picked up by DHX Media’s Family CHRGD for Canada. The series is based on the legendary Capcom Mega Man video game franchise.

DHX Media manages distribution and licensing rights worldwide, excluding Asia, for the new Mega Man series. Dentsu Entertainment manages distribution and licensing in Asia.

Ken Faier, executive producer of 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, the president and CEO of Dentsu Entertainment USA, commented: “Mega Man is a unique and powerful character, whose positivity and youthfulness has made him beloved around the world for 30 years.”