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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’.

Frozen chills box office top spot

This past weekend was cold. Really cold. FROZEN cold. … cuz… y’know, the movie was out, while the temperature was down. Oh, its a stretch of a corny pun, I know, BUT it gets the job done. Disney’s latest and greatest CG animated film, FROZEN, had a bit of a resurgence in its sixth weekend in the box offices. The film pulled in just shy of $20 million dollars in the U.S. which is actually the third highest ranking for a 6th week ever (behind Titanic and animated 3D classic Avatar). Even more impressive, Frozen is now closing in on $300 million for its total run, needing just another snowball to topple that mountain.

Love cartoons? Anime? CG movies? Write for ToonBarn!

Love cartoons?  Anime?  CG movies?  Write for ToonBarn!

It’s recruiting time, and you’re invited! We’re holding open casting calls to expand our toon empire. Specifically, we’re looking to build on our existing writing team with more contributors to ToonBarn. In other words: we want more writers to write good things so’s others can read’em! Got it!?! We want people who are passionate about animation, in any form; Classic toons, CG toons, anime, stop-motion, DVD reviews, weekly episodic reviews, thoughts on Disney and Marvel, opinions on the “new” Cartoon Network, etc. Interested? Want to know more? Just want to hear about all the free stuff you can get? (honest!). Well, then read on!

Nintendo Wii U Giveaway, get yours free!

Nintendo Wii U Giveaway, get yours free!

The Nintendo Wii U. It’s here. It’s awesome. It’s… sold out! But not at ToonBarn.com, where we’re rewarding our loyal and growing fan base by giving away the brand new Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set for FREE. That’s the black version of the console, with 32GB of built in storage space, a free copy of the hit game NintendoLand, and the amazing new Wii U GamePad. So how can you get your hands on this amazing prize, and your chance to win a FREE Nintendo Wii U?

The Scariest Cartoon Characters

The Scariest Cartoon Characters

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The Halloween spirit is in the air! No, I mean it literally! Look, there’s ghosts floating all around! But that’s OK, there just here to see ToonBarn’s awesome Halloween-themed list, the 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters of all time. There are tons of creepy and spooky villains, even frightening monsters or demons that we’re ever so thankful are animated. Or, in some cases, re-animated! We have narrowed the list down to the 20 absolute scariest — a list which starts off light, but gets more and more evil with every click. So go ahead and get started with the top 20 list! Trick’or’treat your way through, and then let us know what you think, or if we missed any of your choices!

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!

The Aristocats: Special Edition Blu Ray Review

The Aristocats: Special Edition Blu Ray Review

Before the whole CG and 3D animated boom happened, Disney was king of the hill when it comes to full-length 2D animated films. Unfortunately, Disney hasn’t been as aggressive as they should be when it comes to re-releasing their classic 2D titles on Blu-Ray. There are probably a lot of reasons for this, but chief among them is practicality, as the amount of time and effort a studio needs in restoring and remastering said classics would not be practical in terms of cost. The alternative is to release a shoddy, aged product, which isn’t good business either.

ToonOlympics First Round Match Canada vs India

ToonOlympics

Kicking off the ToonOlympics competition today is a cartoon from India, called Chhota Bheem, matched against a Canadian cartoon, called Sidekick. Let The Games Begin! Please make sure you take a good look at both cartoons before deciding where to place your vote. It all comes down to which one would you rather watch on a regular basis, if these two cartoons were the only ones you could ever watch.

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