The adventures of the videogame character and his family.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1983   1982  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Pacman saves pacworld from ghosts with his friends Cyli and Spiral.

Stars: Erin Mathews, Ashleigh Ball, Brian Drummond
Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations.

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker
Heathcliff (1980–1984)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Scruffy Alley cat rules his neighborhood. Rejected monsters drive about doing odd jobs. Clumsy, lovable great dane gets into mischief without meaning to.

Stars: Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, Don Messick
Donkey Kong Country (1997–2000)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Donkey Kong and his sidekick, Diddy Kong, star in a new computer-generated rendition of the classic video game. Donkey Kong isn't too smart, but he is the strongest monkey on the island of ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Yearwood, Andrew Sabiston, Donald Burda
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Mario Brothers, Princess Toadstool, and Toad go on various adventures while battling the evil King Koopa.

Stars: Lou Albano, Harvey Atkin, John Stocker
Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1982–1984)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The adventures of the richest boy in the world and his friends and servants.

Stars: Carol Bacall, Jered Barclay, Dick Beals
Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime.

Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Don Messick
The Munsters (1964–1966)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely.

Stars: Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo
The Great Grape Ape Show (TV Series 1975)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The tender, passionate relationship between a 40-foot purple ape and his wisecracking canine pal.

Stars: Bob Holt, Marty Ingels
Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus
The Addams Family (1964–1966)
Comedy | Family | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Marty Ingels ...  Pac-Man / ... 19 episodes, 1982-1983
Barry Gordon ...  Inky 19 episodes, 1982-1983
Barbara Minkus Barbara Minkus ...  Mrs. Pepper Pac-Man / ... 19 episodes, 1982-1983
Chuck McCann ...  Blinky / ... 19 episodes, 1982-1983
Neil Ross ...  Clyde 19 episodes, 1982-1983
Susan Silo ...  Sue 19 episodes, 1982-1983
Russi Taylor ...  Pac-Baby 17 episodes, 1982-1983
Frank Welker ...  Chomp-Chomp / ... 16 episodes, 1982-1983
Peter Cullen ...  Sour Puss 15 episodes, 1982-1983
Allan Lurie Allan Lurie ...  Mezmeron / ... 13 episodes, 1982-1983
Edit

Storyline

An early example in a wave of cartoons based on products, this show derived it's characters and basic story from the wildly popular video game of the same name. Each episode followed the same basic plot, with little variation: Pac-Man and his family would be menaced by the ghosts until, just when things were looking grim, one of the Pac-family would chomp some power pills and save the day. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pacman See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hanna-Barbera Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Later aired on the USA Cartoon Express. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Pepper Pac-Man: [as Super Ms. Pac Man, Pepper flies after Super Sue] Super Suue! I'll get youuu!
Sue: Nnoooo!
[gets chomped by Super Ms. Pac Man and flies off]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Veep: Andrew (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Nostalgia trip for video game and/or 80's geeks.
18 July 1999 | by StudentDriverSee all my reviews

As far as animation goes, I believe that this was Hanna-Barbera's best work in the 80's. (Take that as a compliment or insult as you will.)

The storylines were nothing spectacular; they were formulaic rip-offs of Popeye, the Smurfs, and the Flintstones- Pac-Man and/or his family would be bothered by the inept ghosts, who were henchmen of Mezmeron... a vaguely Gargamel-like being whose sole purpose in life was to bother the citizens of the town the Pacs lived in. After some "drama", one or more of the Pacs (they all had their star turns, and most of the Pacs from the various video games were represented) would ingest a power pill, chomp some ghosts, and things would be safe 'til the next episode.

What set the whole series apart was the fact that everything in the show was inhuman, but led human lives. Their lives were shown in Flintstones fashion- they would do things "ordinary humans" did, but with their own twist. They would open a tin can, and pour dots out; to mow the lawn they would "chomp". It was funnier and more surreal than the Flintstones, though; everything had a drug-addled look to it, and it was quite bizarre to watch if you either weren't familiar with the concept of Pac-Man, or couldn't accept it.

To this day, I have to live down the fact that I dropped out of a school play so I could stay home one evening and watch the Pac-Man Christmas Special. So... I guess you can say that despite my critical eye, I think this series is one of the best cartoons from the 80's.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed