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New Ben 10 Omniverse DVD Slated for June

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Fans of Ben 10: Omniverse will want to keep a space in their DVD rack empty, as Cartoon Network’s hit animated action series will be returning this June 9 via a new DVD collection titled “Ben 10 Omniverse: Heroes Rise.”

Ben 10 Omniverse: Heroes Rise consists of two discs and contains 10 action-packed episodes from the first season of Ben 10: Omniverse. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Cartoon Network DVD if there are no bonus content, so Heroes Rise will contain two bonus features titled “Alien Reveals” and “Alien Database.” The 2-Disc Set will be retailing with an MSRP of $19.97.

Ben 10: Omniverse for the Wii

Introducing Ben 10: Omniverse's Co-Op Partner, Rook

I recently took my Wii out of its box (I’ve been gaming exclusively on the PC nowadays, so the Wii had to retire back to its packaging) because I got a hold of the Wii version of Ben 10: Omniverse, which I found at a local game store being sold for a measly 500 pesos (roughly $12). I felt ecstatic that I found a brand new copy selling for less than half of its retail price. I also remembered that we have a lot of Ben 10 fans on the site, so I might as well try and give you my take on the game.

I won’t beat around the bush or waste your time with several hundred words before you find out if Ben 10: Omniverse for the Wii is good or not. It’s not. It turns out there is a pretty good reason why it’s marked down on the store. Now, if you’re interested in what exactly made the game a disappointment, read on:

Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens Arrives on DVD This April

Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens Arrives on DVD This April

News has been quiet on the Ben 10 front lately, and while there are a lot negative feedback concerning the direction of the franchise via Ben 10: Omniverse (you can participate in the ongoing discussion about the new art style in here), fans are still willing to give it a chance, and of course, there’s also the previous iterations of the franchise to look back to. And fans will be able to do just that, as one of the more recent movies, the CG-animated Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens, will be coming to DVD Tuesday, April 16 (according to Cartoon Network’s official Ben 10 supersite).

New Live Action Ben 10 Movie in the Works

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, writer Ryan Engle was recently hired to write a new live-action movie for the Ben 10 franchise, which will be produced by Joel Silver, Andrew Rona, and Steve Richards. The film is being financed by the Cartoon Network.

The previous version of the live action Ben 10 movie was penned by Albert Torres, with Engle coming in fresh off his scripts for On a Clear Day, The New West, and New Line’s adaptation of the popular Rampage video game.

How Would You Fix Ben 10?

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Judging by all the comments made on our “Ben 10: Omnivese Art Style – Good or Bad?” post, very few Ben 10 fans liked the changes that Omniverse brought to the franchise. There are a number of complaints about the series, but the main ones concern the following:

Art Style

Many fans (including yours truly) feel that the art style of Ben 10: Omniverse is a downgrade, especially after the improvements seen during Ultimate Alien and the Generator Rex crossover. The new art style seems like it would fit in more with a preschool show or a comedy series – and while Ben 10 is known for its humor, it’s not exactly a comedy show but a proper action-adventure series. Whether the change in art style is meant to attract preschool viewers or simply because the animation is much easier to produce is beside the point, majority of existing fans were turned off so it’s not exactly working out too well.

Ben 10: Omniverse Headlines Cartoon Network’s 2013 Slate

Ben 10: Omniverse Headlines Cartoon Network's 2013 Slate

Ben 10: Omniverse fans are in for a treat as the hit action adventure series kicks off the first Saturday morning line up of 2013 on January 5, 9 AM, featuring guest star Aziz Ansari (of Parks and Recreation) as he makes his Omniverse debut as Ben’s childhood rival, Billy Billions.

In the episode, titled “Arrested Development,” galactic protectors Ben and Rook suddenly find their problems growing to untenable proportions – literally – as they are trapped into their own pre-pubescent bodies by Ben’s rival, Billy Billions. What’s worse, the duo can’t waste any time as there are evil Robots from Dimension 12 that must be stopped in order to save Bellwood.

Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens Wins Award at 17th Asian Television Awards

Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens Wins Award at 17th Asian Television Awards

Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens has recently won the Best 3D Animated Programme Award at the 17th Asian Television Awards, which was organized by Contineo Media and the official publication Television Asia Plus. The event was held at the Shangri-La, Singapore last December 6, 2012.

The project is a joint effort of Turner International Asia Pacific Limited, Turner Broadcasting System, Cartoon Network (Hong Kong), Pre Production: Monkey Punch (USA) and Production: Tiny Island Productions (Singapore). More than 400 industry professionals from across Asia have attended the event, including channel heads, programming executives, creative talent, and on screen personalities.

Ben 10: Omniverse Preview Clip: So Long and Thanks for All the Smoothies

Ben 10: Omniverse Preview Clip: So Long and Thanks for All the Smoothies

Turner has just released a new preview clip for the upcoming episode of Ben 10: Omniverse, titled “So Long and Thanks for All the Smoothies” (a nod to the Douglas Adams quote), which is scheduled to premiere on the Cartoon Network this Saturday morning at 9/8c.

In So Long and Thanks for All the Smoothies, intergalactic protectors Ben and Rook chance upon a mysterious alien ghost ship, only to find that the Vreedle Brothers and Argit are also in it, fighting for possession of a doomsday device.

NYCC Interview: Man of Action Studios’ Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau and Joe Kelly

ToonBarn's Marc Morrell Interviews Man of Action Studios at New York Comic Con 2012

Man of Action Studios is the bi-coastal production company responsible for such megahits as the Ben 10 empire and Generator Rex on Cartoon Network, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man for Disney XD, wildly successful video games, toy lines, comic books, graphic novels, stage productions, animation and a slew of upcoming feature films. They serve as front line creators, producers, writers and artists on many of their projects and are constantly creating more. A Man of Action is someone who gets things done. This perfectly describes each member of Man of Action Studios. Much like their super-powered protagonists existing across all platforms, Man of Action Studios is a creative collective that can generate and adapt ideas into the highest-rated television shows and best-selling merchandise in the US and around the world.

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Who are the men behind Man of Action Studios? I am glad you asked. Man of Action Studios began in 2000 as a group of four friends from diverse backgrounds: Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle, all graphic novelists with a strong appreciation for structure and storytelling, who wanted to do something bigger.

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