Cartoon Network Studios Renews Ben 10 For A Fourth Season

Cartoon Network Studios Renews Ben 10 For A Fourth Season

Cartoon Network Studios Renews Ben 10 For A Fourth Season

Today (10th January), Cartoon Network Studios has announced that they’ve renewed the popular animated sci-fi franchise Ben 10 for a fourth season, which means its still “hero time” at least for the foreseeable future, Ben 10 season four will debut in 2020. In the new season, Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max will travel to different locations all over the world including Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will keep fans entertained with new alien transformations and alien battles, also Ben will find a special key that will upgrade his Omnitrix to add “Omni-Kix” armor enhancements to his aliens giving him some extra defence in battle.

Ben 10 is currently in its third season, more episodes will be airing later in January on Cartoon Network feeds in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, the United States and Latin America will follow in Feburary and the Asia-Pacific region in March. There’s plenty in the third season for fans to get excited about including new aliens, vehicles and villains and the debut of a new character that originated from the original series of Ben 10 before the reboot – Kevin 11, who will be Ben’s 11-year-old nemesis in upcoming episodes. Kevin 11 developed a custom version of the Omnitrix called the “Anti-trix” of which he can activate to produce alternative versions of Ben 10’s aliens. Season three will have a lot of travelling too, as Ben and his family will go on trips around the world on the new “Omni-Copter” and they will travel to Asia, Europe and South America.

In the third quarter of 2018, Ben 10 was watched by 128 million people with 56 million children watching the show worldwide. The show is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex, Mega Man: Fully Charged, Bakugan Battle Planet), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) as executive producer.

From The Official Cartoon Network USA Press Release: Cartoon Network Gears Up for Season Four of Global Hit Series “Ben 10”

Cartoon Network is expanding the world of Ben 10 with a season four greenlight to take “hero time” to all-new levels. Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max will venture to some of the world’s most popular destinations including Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will continue to empower its worldwide fanbase through new alien transformations, action-packed battles with villains and more. Ben will also discover a special key that upgrades his beloved Omnitrix to add “Omni-Kix” armor enhancements to his aliens so he can power up during the action. Season four is expected to premiere globally beginning 2020.

Ben 10 is currently in its third season, with new episodes returning later this month in EMEA, with the U.S. and LATAM following in February and APAC in March. The new episodes will feature new aliens, vehicles and villains, including a new character named Kevin 11, who serves as Ben’s 11-year-old nemesis. Kevin 11 developed the Anti-trix, a custom version of Ben’s Omnitrix which he can activate to produce alternative versions of Ben’s heroic aliens. Fans can also join Ben on expeditions around the world as he and his family board the new Omni-Copter to fly overseas to Asia, Europe and South America.

Ben 10 was watched by 182M individuals with 56M kids tuning in to watch it in Q3’18 worldwide. The show 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) as executive producer.

About Man of Action Entertainment

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 Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. Their creations include Ben 10, the $4.5 billion boys’ action franchise for which they’re executive producing the new iteration, now in its fourth season, and Generator Rex, both for Cartoon Network. Dentsu handpicked them to develop, write and executive produce the all-new Mega Man: Fully Charged series that debuted in 2018 on Cartoon Network. They also created the Zak Storm series for Zag that airs on Netflix. Man of Action Entertainment previously launched Disney XD’s Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble as EXP/writers. Man of Action Entertainment created the characters and team featured in Big Hero 6, Disney/Marvel’s Academy Award(R)-winning feature. In addition to creating successful video games, toy lines and comic books, Man of Action Entertainment are the creator/producer/writers of current and upcoming feature films and live-action TV series based on their original comic books and graphic novels including the critically-acclaimed I Kill Giants feature film released in 2018, Officer Downe feature in 2016, and the upcoming Kafka and The Crusades. Website: http://manofaction.tv; Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/ManOfActionEnt Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/ManOfActionEnt Instagram: http://instagram.com/ManOfActionENT

Source: Q3 18 Channel & Franchise Linear Tracker

Definition of Kids per country: EMEA (Spain: 4-12yrs; Germany: 3-13yrs; Romania, S. Africa, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, France, Nordics: 4-14yrs; UK & Poland: 4-15yrs, Russia: 4-17yrs); LATAM: 4-11yrs, APAC (Malaysia, India, Taiwan, S. Korea, Thailand 4-14yrs; Singapore & Japan 4-12yrs; Philippines 2-12yrs; Australia: 5-12yrs) and US 6-11yrs

Definition of Individuals per country: EMEA (3+ yrs. for Germany and 4+ yrs. for the rest of the markets), LATAM: 4+ yrs.; APAC (4+ yrs. for Malaysia, India, Taiwan, S. Korea, Thailand; 2+ yrs. for Philippines, 5+ yrs. for Australia); US: 2+ yrs.

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Bakugan Battle Planet Premieres On Cartoon Network USA Tomorrow 23rd December

Bakugan Battle Planet Premieres On Cartoon Network USA Tomorrow 23rd December

Bakugan Battle Planet Premieres On Cartoon Network USA Tomorrow 23rd December

Tomorrow (23rd December) at 7pm ET/PT, Cartoon Network USA will be premiering a new show based on a revived children’s toy, card game and anime franchise – Bakugan called “Bakugan Battle Planet”. Toy company – Spin Master, Japanese anime production company – TMS, Canadian animation company – Nelvana and Cartoon Network have partnered up to produce the new animated series, the new show also marks the 10th anniversary of the Bakugan media and toy franchise. The original Bakugan animated series – Bakugan Battle Brawlers had a run of four seasons, which aired on Cartoon Network in several countries worldwide (between 2007 and 2012), the series also had an internationally successful toy range.

The new series will feature a Japanese anime art style combined with computer-generated animation, each episode in the new series follows a boy named Dan and his group of friends as they forge relationships with mysterious alien creatures known as Bakugan.

In January 2019, Spin Master will be launching a brand new integrated toy line and trading card game. The new card game will appeal to all people of various skill levels and promises a heightened battling experience and revolutionary card play. The new game makes uses of enhanced technology that transforms each of the marble-like balls into multiple collectible characters when rolled over a magnetic card. Also for the first time ever, Bakugan is available as a mobile app on iTunes and Google Play. The app allows fans to learn, battle and track their collection in the ultimate Bakugan fan hub through several interactive features. Fans can refine their skills and Bakugan knowledge through tutorial videos, the latest news and information about the TV series, characters and webisodes and a mobile mini game where fans can battle, win and unlock more Bakugan.

Bakugan fans can check out extended content, sneak peeks and 90-second character webisodes on the Bakugan website (http://www.bakugan.com) and also on the Bakugan YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ8_wntNdHu_VVJUItyupqA).

Cartoon Network USA will also air a new episode of Bakugan Battle Planet on 29th December at 7am, new episodes will continue to air on Saturdays at 7am during January 2019. Bakugan Battle Planet is also expected to air on Cartoon Network feeds in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America and Australia very soon.

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From The Spin Master Press Release: Spin Master Introduces a New Generation of Kids to Bakugan on the 10th Anniversary of the Global Battling Phenomenon: Reimagined Franchise Includes New Cartoon Network Anime Series, Innovative Toy Line and Organized Tournaments

Spin Master is reigniting the brawling excitement of “BAKUGAN”, the global phenomenon that captured kids imaginations a decade ago, with the launch of a newly-evolved anime series, innovative toy line, card game and mobile app. Building on the brand’s rich heritage and fan-base, the long-awaited relaunch promises to be one of the largest and most dynamic legacy franchises across the globe.

The anime adventure series, “BAKUGAN Battle Planet”, launches in North America on Cartoon Network on Sunday, December 23, 2018 and combines the essence of Japanese-anime with progressive computer-generated animation for a powerful viewing experience for kids. Each episode follows a boy named Dan and his group of friends as they forge relationships with mysterious alien creatures known as BAKUGAN. The series will also be available in early 2019 in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, and on Teletoon in Canada.

“The original BAKUGAN captured the hearts and minds or millions of children around the world,” said Ronnen Harary, Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO of Spin Master. “We’ve reimagined the entire franchise, carefully maintaining the essence of what enchanted kids ten years ago, with modern entertainment, new toy technology and heightened strategic play,” said Ronnen Harary, Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO of Spin Master. “As a company that pushes the boundaries of innovation, we’ve designed the expanded BAKUGAN line with exciting features that will inspire an entirely new generation of children to watch, collect and battle.”

Fans can immerse in the world of BAKUGAN with extended content, sneak peeks and 90-second character webisodes, which introduce each BAKUGAN and their abilities, available online at BAKUGAN.com and on YouTube. Spin Master will further extend the BAKUGAN experience with the launch a new integrated toy line and trading card game in January 2019 at major retailers. Appealing to a wide range of skill levels, the game brings revolutionary card play for a heightened battling experience. From enhanced technology that transforms each of the marble-like balls into multiple collectible characters when rolled over a magnetic card, to lifelike details on each of the 100 characters, brawlers can bring the BAKUGAN characters they see on screen to life.

BAKUGAN challenges players to become the ultimate BAKUGAN Master. Brawlers can face off against friends with their BAKUGAN by rolling it across the metal BAKUCores and seeing it transform with pop-open Baku-Action. Brawlers can add new BAKUGAN to their army and storm the Battle Arena to victory. Players can add over 100 BAKUGAN from Season One to their collection to build a Bakugan team to battle with friends.

BAKUGAN Ultra give you the power to make the fierce BAKUGAN creatures perform even more epic transformations. By rolling them across the metal BAKUCores, these deluxe BAKUGAN will leap into battle and pick up a BAKUCore revealing its hidden power.

BAKUGAN Starter Pack 3-Pack includes two epic BAKUGAN, one mighty BAKUGAN Ultra, six powerful BAKUCores, collectible character cards and ability cards – everything you need to get the battle started.

For the first time ever, BAKUGAN is available as a mobile app on iTunes and Google Play. The app allows fans to learn, battle and track their collection in the ultimate BAKUGAN fan hub through several interactive features. Fans can refine their skills and BAKUGAN knowledge through tutorial videos, the latest news and information about the TV series, characters and webisodes and a mobile mini game where fans can battle, win and unlock more BAKUGAN.

Brawlers will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a real-life “BAKUGAN Brawl” through organized play tournaments later in 2019. All skill levels are invited to learn the dynamics of BAKUGAN brawling, participate in onsite tournaments against competitors, and earn the right to battle the Ultimate BakuMaster.

2019 Organized Play Tournament Schedule:

March 14 – 17, 2019: Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, Washington
May 23 – 26, 2019: MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia
July 3 – 7, 2019: Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California

For more information please visit BAKUGAN.com.

Twitter: @Bakugan
Instagram: @bakugan_official
Facebook: BakuganOfficial

About Spin Master

Spin Master is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 103 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 28 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year. To date, Spin Master has produced nine television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master has 28 offices and employs over 1,700 people globally in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

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Cartoon Network USA January 2019 Highlights, Steven Universe’s 5th Season To End With A Hour-Long Finale On 21st January

Cartoon Network USA January 2019 Highlights, Steven Universe's 5th Season To End With A Hour-Long Finale On 21st January

Cartoon Network USA January 2019 Highlights, Steven Universe’s 5th Season To End With A Hour-Long Finale On 21st January

Online animation magazine website – Animation Magazine has published a list of new episodes that are scheduled to air on Cartoon Network USA during the first month of 2019.

Bakugan: Battle Planet, based on the original toyetic anime series – Bakugan will premiere on Cartoon Network USA on Sunday 23rd December at 7pm ET/PT. Cartoon Network fans are able to watch a sneak peek of the new show ahead of the show’s television premiere on the Cartoon Network app. New episodes of Bakugan: Battle Planet will air from Saturday 5th January, airing Saturdays at 7am ET/PT.

New episodes of Mega Man: Fully Charged will air weekends at 6.30am ET/PT.

The Steven Universe story-arc – “Diamond Days” continue from Monday 7th January at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT with the episode entitled “Escapism”, the episode features a song of the same name that show creator – Rebecca Sugar originally debuted on the Steven Universe Podcast. The fifth season of Steven Universe will end with an hour-long final special called – “Steven Universe: Battle of Heart and Mind” on Monday 21st January at 7pm ET/PT.

Cartoon Network USA January 2018 Highlights

Saturday 5th January

6.30am ET/PT – Mega Man: Fully Charged – “Rush to Greatness” – Rush puts his new battle upgrades to the test in a battle with Wave Man.

7am ET/PT – Bakugan: Battle Planet – “The Exit / The Lost and the Cost” – The AO compete with The Exit, a rival Brawling team for ViewTube hits, leading to a “winner take all” brawl. Then, a promoter tries to get the AO to join an official league for Bakugan Battling.

Sunday 6th January

6.30am ET/PT – Mega Man: Fully Charged – “Swish” – Namagem attacks Mega Man using a variety of powers, revealing that they both can replicate schematics. However, Namagem can carry more than three at a time! The true beginning of the mysterious villain’s arc begins here.

Monday 7th January

7.30pm ET/PT – Steven Universe – “Escapism” – Steven uses his psychic powers to find help.

Saturday 12th January

6.30am ET/PT – Mega Man: Fully Charged – “Minus Mini” – When Mega Mini is kidnapped by Blasto Woman, Mega Man must track down his missing partner without the full use of his own systems.

7am ET/PT – Bakugan: Battle Planet – “Mr. Moon / What’s Wrong with Dan” – Wynton finds a new Bakugan who proves difficult to control but things get more complicated when Col. Tripp seizes control of Trox. Then, with “Dan” behaving strangely toward the AO Lightning sniffs out the truth, an impostor!

Sunday 13th January

6.30am ET/PT – Mega Man: Fully Charged – “A Cut Above” – Aki and Bert accidentally damage a bonsai tree outside the Lighthouse, sending the Lights’ perfectionist gardener on a slicing-and-dicing spree as Cut Man.

Saturday 19th January

6.30am ET/PT – Mega Man: Fully Charged – “A Bot and His Dog” – Tired of fielding of low stakes house calls, Mega Man gets what he wishes for when Hypno Woman hijacks the local power plant.

7am ET/PT – Bakugan: Battle Planet – “Rubbed the Wrong Way / Babysitting Bedlam” – After a Bakugan field erupts the town kids stampede to get their own Bakugan but when the field is contaminated Lia must save the day. Then, Dan and Wynton meet a boy who leads them into a maze where the boy’s Bakugan has been enslaved.

Sunday 20th January

6.30am ET/PT – Mega Man: Fully Charged – “This Man, This Man Man!” – When Guts Man goes on a ravenous rampage across the city, Mega Man must turn to an unlikely ally, Man Man, a bumbling DIY human analog to our hero.

Monday 21st January

7pm ET/PT – Steven Universe: Battle of Heart and Mind – Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.

Saturday 26th January

6.30am ET/PT – Mega Man: Fully Charged – “A Guilded Cage” – Mega Man must stop Namagem and an army of hypnotized Good Guild bots from breaking into Dr. Light’s lab.

7am ET/PT – Bakugan: Battle Planet – “Mask of Power / Story Holes” – Philomena Dusk from AAAnimus Corp. hires Magnus and gives him a control implant to bolster the power of his Bakugan to defeat Dan. Then, a cryptic call leads the AO in search of a missing Bakugan.

Sunday 27th January

6.30am ET/PT – Mega Man: Fully Charged – “To Air Is Robot” – Air Man stakes a claim on the skies above Silicon City, threatening anything that trespasses on his airspace.

http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/cartoon-network-toasts-2019-with-1-hour-steven-universe-special/