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Ben 10 Omniverse: Rise of Heroes

Ben 10 Omniverse: Rise of Heroes

UPDATE: the new series is here! Cartoon Network has launched Ben 10: Omniverse. Let us know what you thought of the premiere episode, “The More Things Change”

We’ve only just recently gotten word of Ben 10’s upcoming video game, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction, but the folks behind the series aren’t done yet! Today, we can announce that TurnOut Ventures and Typhoon Games Studio have joined together to launch Ben 10 Omniverse: Rise of Heroes, the first multiplayer online game about the world of Ben 10. Currently available in Australia and Hong Kong, the game is set in the time between the original Ben 10 and Ben 10: Alien Force – prior to the newest series, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. Gamers can become a Bellwood Elementary School student with the ability to transform into one of three different alien forms, thanks to the Omnitrix. Sounds like a fun school to attend!

Ben 10: Omniverse Art Style – Good or Bad?

Okay, Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 Week has come and gone, and as promised, we got ourselves a sneak peek of the new addition to the Ben 10 franchise with Ben 10: Omniverse. It’s cool and all, with our resident galactic protector teaming up with his younger self (or is it the other way around? Time Travel discussion has always blown my mind!) for twice the action, but it seems that a lot of fans are disappointed with the new art style, which seems slightly deformed compared to the previous shows’.

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: 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.

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.

Review Ben 10: Omniverse The More Things Change with your opinions!

Welcome to Ben 10: Omniverse.  Share your opinions!

Cartoon Network has a special gift for each of us this morning: a brand new episode of the brand new series Ben 10: Omniverse! By the time you read this, many of you will have gotten your first glimpse of Man of Action’s new art and storyline direction for this latest generation of the franchise, with the special two part episode kicking off at 9am local time. Obviously, this show means a lot to a lot of people; Ben 10 is one of the more popular toons on TV in the past decade, so ANY new Ben-news is a big thing. However, add in the fact that it’s pretty different, at least visually, from everything we’ve seen so far… that makes it all the more exciting. So, what do you think? Have you seen it? Are you in love? Incredibly angry? What did you like about the premiere episode? Are you on board for ‘The More Things Change’? Shout out in the ToonBarn Comment section below, and let’s see where this new Ben 10: Omniverse is going to take us!

CN Launches Ben 10 Marathon on Labor Day Weekend

CN Launches Ben 10 Marathon on Labor Day Weekend

Cartoon Network is powering up Labour Day’s long weekend with the ultimate Ben 10 Marathon, which started last Friday, August 31 at6 am, all the way to Monday, September 3 at 9 PM. You can catch your favourite Ben 10 episodes over the course of three action packed seasons, leading up to a special sneak peek episode of the much awaited fourth season, Ben 10: Omniverse, which airs on Monday, September 3 at 8:30 PM. Ben 10 fans can also catch the action-packed Canadian premiere of Ben 10: Destroy all Aliens on Monday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Bandai Launches Ben 10: Experience the Omniverse Sweepstakes

Bandai Launches Ben 10: Experience the Omniverse Sweepstakes

In support of the September 22 premiere of Ben 10: Omniverse, Bandai is launching the “Experience the Omniverse” sweepstakes, which will give Ben 10 fans a chance to meet the new aliens from the forthcoming series. By entering the product UPC code and holding the packaging of their Bandai Ben 10 Omniverse toys in front of their computer web cam, kids will be able to unlock one of five alien masks. The alien masks can be superimposed on the user’s face via the web camera, giving the kids an idea of how they will look like as an alien.

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