Cartoon Network News In Brief Late October 2017
Stacey Solomon Transformed Into Vilgax From Ben 10 For Halloween
British singer, X Factor finalist and ITV’s Loose Woman panelist – Stacey Solomon was transformed into an alien from Ben 10 for her son Zachery for Halloween. Cartoon Network UK collaborated with BAFTA-winning studio Millennium FX who have previously provided costumes and makeup for BBC’s Doctor Who and has transformed Stacy into the green tentacled alien overlord – Vilgax. In the Ben 10 reboot, Vilgax was introduced in the Omnitricked four-part special episode. Stacey Solomon previously promoted a Ben 10 campaign in 2012 called the Alien World Record challenge, where several kids built a giant alien made out of plastic bricks to break the Guinness World Record for “The Most People Taking Part In Building A Plastic Brick Sculpture”. The sculpture was a model of the building block alien – Bloxx from Ben 10 Omniverse.
Behind The Scenes Video With Stacey Solomon In Her Vilgax Costume
New Ben 10 Magazine Out Now In The UK
A magazine based on Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 has relaunched in the UK on Wednesday 18th October. This version of the magazine focuses on the 2016 reboot series, the magazine is on sale for £3.99 and features a comic strip with an original story, a free blaster toy, puzzles and a competition to win Ben Tennyson’s alien transforming watch – the Omnitrix. The magazine is published by Panini Comics and issue #1 is now available to buy at all good newsagents across the UK.
Cartoon Network UK Halloween Bumpers Featuring Doughnuts?!?
For Halloween, Cartoon Network UK has made some funny bumpers featuring the popular sugary and doughy cake – doughnuts. Each bumper features a live action stop-motion sequence with animated doughnuts parodying various horror and sci-fi characters, movies and objects with puns to match. Bumpers include: Jampire aka Count Doughula (Vampire aka Count Dracula), Dunkenstein (Frankenstein’s Monster), U.F.D: Unidentified Flying Doughnut (U.F.O. Unidentified Flying Object), Doooughnuts (Ghost Donuts), Curse Of The Doughwolf (Curse of the Werewolf), Dawn Of The Doughed (Dawn of the Dead) and Cartoon Network’s Filler (Michael Jackson’s Thriller). These bumpers were also made to promote Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios initiative and competition.
All the bumpers, including outtakes, auditions and behind the scenes: