Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 New Show Promo Now Airing
Cartoon Network UK and Ireland is now airing a promo for the Ben 10 2016 reboot, the new show will premiere on Saturday 8th October at 10am. The reboot is a retelling of the original Ben 10 series where a young boy named Ben Tennyson finds a mysterious device called the Omnitrix which allows him to transform into ten different aliens with unique abilities. The world is in chaos, will Ben’s new found powers save the planet from otherworldly creatures? This kid has a lot of growing up to do and he now has a lot of responsibilities, does Ben have what it takes to become a hero?
Cartoon Network have also launched a brand new Ben 10 interactive microsite on the cartoonnetwork.co.uk website. The microsite features character bios for Ben himself, all ten aliens Ben can transform himself into (Overflow, Greymatter, Diamondhead, Cannonbolt, Wildvine, Upgrade, Fourarms, Stinkfly, Heatblast and XLR8) and also for the two main villains (Zombozo and Hex). The microsite also includes video clips, four in-browser games (Power Surge, Steam Camp, Alien Rush and Escape Route), eight mini-games and a quiz. People visiting the site are awarded virtual Ben 10 stickers to collect.
The Ben 10 reboot is promoted as part of Turner Kids’ Awesome Autumn programming slate of new shows and new episodes across all three of its channels in the UK – Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito.
Promo recorded from the Cartoon Network UK TV channel:
Promo from the Cartoon Network UK YouTube channel:
Ben 10 Hero Experience Coming To Intu Trafford Centre 1st And 2nd October
Ahead of the UK television premiere of the Ben 10 reboot on Cartoon Network UK on Saturday 8th October, Cartoon Network UK will be offering an interactive Ben 10 experience for one weekend only (1st October and 2nd October) at the intu Trafford Centre near Manchester. The intergalactic interactive experience will allow kids to become the alien transforming hero himself, Ben Tennyson as well as four different aliens. The Ben 10 Hero Experience gives kids the opportunity to transform into four different aliens featured in the show: Heatblast, Diamondhead, Four Arms and Overflow.
Each alien has an unique ability, Heatblast can shoot fireballs, Diamondhead launches crystal shards, Four Arms can make giant shockwaves and Overflow can shoot water. Heatblast will also be there welcoming kids to the experience and there will also be a special sneak peek of the new upcoming series. The experience is very similar to Cartoon Network UK’s other recent interactive experience based on Adventure Time – “An Ooo Experience”, which has toured around shopping centres up and down Great Britain during summer 2016.
More Info About The Aliens Featured In The Ben 10 Hero Experience
Hailing from the planet Petropia, Diamondhead’s alien DNA is silicon-based – hard silicone – diamond hard. With a body composed of organic green crystals, as Diamondhead, Ben can control his molecular structure to reform all or part of it into crystal weaponry, everything from swords to shields. His crystalline structure also makes it easy for him to reflect or refract light and energy beams.
With DNA originating from the distant planet Khoros, this alien form is four times as strong as the toughest aliens in the galaxy – and not just because of the extra appendages at his disposal! As Four Arms, Ben can lift the heaviest of objects and pack the most powerful of punches, as well as create a shockwave by slapping his hands together. Not the fastest alien of the ten, but sometimes pure strength is what gets the job done.
From the planet Pyros, this alien DNA is comprised of a magma-like substance that is, predictably, incredibly hot. As Heatblast, Ben has control over extreme heat-based blasts and is able to throw fire from his hands. He can also absorb heat and fire into himself to extinguish it elsewhere. And yes, he is a bit of a hothead, but he can be doused by exposure to water – a possible Achilles heel.
This DNA code originates from the Andromeda Galaxy planet Kiusana, this alien is a mysterious, liquid-based creature. As Overflow, Ben has control over most forms of moisture and can shoot water from his arms (like a water gun) and even create “water whips” as a form of attack. He’s even able to harden water into a protective exoskeleton form. While he may not seem like the most powerful, it has to be noted that when you control water, you control two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and that kind of power is nothing to laugh at!
Even since the original series of Ben 10 premiered on Cartoon Network USA in December 2005, it has become a phenomenal children’s television hit worldwide, spawning three different series and a multitude of toys and merchandise. The reboot is a retelling of the story of the original series but with new aliens and more villians, the story will also start with Ben’s discovery of the Omnitrix, an alien transforming watch-like device, during Ben’s summer holiday with his grandfather and his cousin Gwen. The show was created by the “Man of Action” writers collective (Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle), Man of Action also created another Cartoon Network show – Generator Rex.
The Ben 10 Experience takes place on 1st October from 10am to 6pm and 2nd October from 1pm to 6pm at the intu Trafford Centre.
The Ben 10 reboot will premiere on Cartoon Network UK and Ireland on Saturday 8th October at 10am. Cartoon Network France will also premiere the reboot on Saturday 8th October at 10am, many European versions of Cartoon Network will premiere the new Ben 10 series on Ben 10 Day (Monday 10th October).
It’s hero time! Cartoon Network Offers Kids The Ben 10 Experience: From The Turner UK Press Release
Cartoon Network and intu Trafford Centre are bringing the power of the Omnitrix to Manchester!
This October, Cartoon Network is inviting kids to take part in an out-of-this world Ben 10 adventure. For one weekend only at the intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, kids can experience what it’s like to be the ultimate alien-morphing superhero, Ben Tennyson. The interactive Ben 10 experience at intu Trafford Centre is in celebration of the all-new series of Ben 10 premiering on Cartoon Network on Saturday 8th October at 10am.
The Ben 10 experience will offer kids the opportunity to transform into four different remarkable aliens featured in the show, including: Heatblast, who throws flaming fireballs; Diamondhead, who launches crystal shards; Four Arms, who creates shock waves and Overflow who shoots water. The experience will also allow kids to watch a sneak peek of the brand new Ben 10 series before it launches on Cartoon Network. Furthermore, Heatblast himself will be attending the Ben 10 experience all weekend, taking pictures with fans who come down to the intu Trafford Centre.
Introducing all-new aliens and evil villains, the brand new Ben 10 series stars a 10 year-old wide-eyed and adventurous Ben, who discovers an out-of-this-world alien-morphing watch – the Omnitrix – while on summer holidays with his Grandpa Max and cousin Gwen. Ben 10 premieres with back-to-back episodes on Saturday 8th October at 10am on Cartoon Network UK.
The Ben 10 Experience takes place on 1st October from 10am to 6pm and 2nd October from 12pm to 6pm at intu Trafford Centre in Manchester.
Man of Action Entertainment are Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, the writers’ collective behind comic’s largest franchise characters as well as original characters published by their imprint at Image Comics. Their creations include Ben 10, the $4.5 billion boys’ action franchise for which they’re executive producing a new iteration, and Generator Rex, both for Cartoon Network. Dentsu handpicked them to create, write and executive produce the all-new MegaMan series. They also launched Disney XD’s Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble as EXP/writers. Man of Action created the characters and team that were featured in Big Hero 6, Disney/Marvel’s Academy Award®-winning feature. In addition to creating successful video games, toy lines and comic books, Man of Action are the creator/producer/writers of upcoming feature films and live-action TV series based on their original comic books and graphic novels including I Kill Giants, Officer Downe, Kafka, The Crusades and The Great Unknown.
Image Featuring New Ben 10 Reboot Character Designs Released
Today (21/06/2016), Cartoon Network USA have released a new image promoting the new Ben 10 rebooted series which also features some of the new character designs, including the main character, Ben Tennyson. The new Ben 10 series will premiere on Cartoon Network Europe, Middle East and Africa feeds and Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific feeds from Autumn 2016 and on Cartoon Network USA and Cartoon Network Latin America/Brazil in 2017.
The storyline of the rebooted series appears to be directly based on the original series which premiered on Cartoon Network USA on 27th December 2005. This reworked version features Ben, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max, as they travel the country during their summer vacation. When Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different friendly aliens; a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him.
Cartoon Network’s newest take on Ben 10, the animated phenomenon that had kids all over the world wanting to transform into their favorite alien, begins its global premiere this fall with Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), and will continue into 2017 with North America and Latin America (LATAM). A new generation of fans can expect all the high-energy action and fantasy, along with the heart and humor that made it an international sensation when it originally premiered in 2006.
Building on the highly successful franchise about kid hero Ben Tennyson, Ben 10 will introduce a re-imagined Ben, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max, as they travel the country during summer vacation. When Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different friendly aliens, a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him. The series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) on board as supervising producer.
The popularity of the show launched three additional animated series (Ben 10 Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10: Omniverse); two animated movies (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens); and two live-action movies (Ben 10: Race Against Time, Ben 10: Alien Swarm).
A proven success for Cartoon Network, Ben 10 is an established sales sensation led by top-selling toys, interactive and home entertainment franchises generating more than $4.5 billion in global retail sales to date. Playmates Toys serves as the worldwide master toy partner for the new Ben 10 with a full line of toys based on the series and will include a range of figures, playsets, and role-play items set to launch at retail globally next fall.