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April 6, 2018
DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment USA have joined forces to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for a new “Mega Man” animated series.
The new series will be targeted toward children, ages 6 to 9, and will feature new technologies and robots, as well as the introduction of Mega Man’s alter-ego, Aki Light–a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot. The series will also see the return of classic characters like Rush, as well as other new characters like Mega Mini.
Both Dentsu Entertainment and DHX will manage all global rights for the new series. DHX, in collaboration with Dentsu Entertainment, will handle the distribution and licensing in the U.S. Meanwhile, Dentsu Inc., the parent company of Dentsu Entertainment, will manage distribution and licensing Asia. DHX will handle distribution and licensing in all other territories.
Both companies will also participate in all revenue streams related to the agreement.
“We’re very excited to be working with Dentsu on ‘Mega Man.’ This is yet another deal born of our strategy of teaming up with leading companies on high-profile kids’ brands that we can leverage across our platform of production, distribution, licensing and broadcast,” says Asaph Fipke, chief content officer, DHX. “We see this as an excellent opportunity to build on the rich legacy of the ‘Mega Man’ video game series and introduce the famous boy robot to a whole new generation of kids worldwide.”
The new “Mega Man” animated series is slated to air next year, coinciding with the franchise’s 30th anniversary.
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