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Trivia / Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

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  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Erin Matthews (English) and Yuka Terasaki (Japanese) as Pac-Man.
    • In the Japanese version, Mai Todo plays Inky. This invoked American Kirby Is Hardcore trope since Inky in Japanese version is given a woman's voice instead of a man's voice like in the English version.
  • Franchise Killer: The two console games did so poorly with the public in terms of sales (with a mediocre reception to boot) that it's killed off Pac-Man platform-adventure games once more, the first game to have put these types of Pac-Man games on ice being Pac-Man World 3. Since Ghostly Adventures 2, Pac-Man has been stuck with either simple mobile spin-offs or basic takes on the arcade formula.
    • It also arguably put an end to Bandai Namco trying to knock the ball in the park as they haven't marketed the Ghostly Adventures series since the failure of the second game and for most merchandise and media have been reverting back to Pac-Man's original Pie-Eyed design.
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  • Hey, It's That Sound!:
    • Music from "Pac-man's Park" in Pac-Mania is a recurring theme.
  • Production Posse: Many of the show's voice actors work on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic .
  • Recursive Adaptation: The video game is based on an animated series that is based on a video game series.
  • Screwed by the Network: Disney XD didn't do much of anything to market or advertise the second season, and aired much later on the network in the USA than it did in other countries such as Japan. Chances are if you've seen season 2, you've seen it through Netflix or iTunes.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Samuel Vincent provides the voice for Spiral, President Spheros, and Betrayus.
    • Ian James Corlett provides the voice for Sir Cumference and Blinky.
    • Go Shinomiya provides the voice for Danny Vaincori, Professor Pointybrains, Count Pacula and Huge Foot, in Japanese version.
    • Also in the Japanese version, Gunpei Sakamoto provides the voice for Dr. Buttocks and Clyde.
  • The Other Darrin: The TV show is recorded in Vancouver, Canada, whilst the voices of the video games based off the series are recorded in California.
  • What Could Have Been: According to an early trailer, a number of initial ideas were changed in the final product.
    • The ghosts were originally going to be sealed in a giant glass orb in the Netherworld as opposed to simply being imprisoned in the Netherworld itself.
    • Sir Cumference was originally going to be voiced by Samuel Vincent and also filled The Mentor role for Pac-Man apart from providing him with equipment. Sir Cumference's original voice actor and role instead were given to President Spheros while Sir C became a Ditzy Genius voiced by Ian James Corlett.
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    • The berries in the series were originally going to retain being called power pellets as they were in the original game. This was changed to avoid connections to drugs, A common but humorous criticism of Pac-Man.


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