Cartoon Network News In Brief Late March 2019: Ben 10 Live Action Series In Development, Boomerang USA Switches To Widescreen

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late March 2019: Ben 10 Live Action Series In Development, Boomerang USA Switches To Widescreen

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late March 2019: Ben 10 Live Action Series In Development, Boomerang USA Switches To Widescreen

Ben 10 Live-Action Series In Development

According to an exclusive report on fandom news website – Geeks Worldwide, a live-action series of Ben 10 is currently in development. According to a source obtained by Geeks Worldwide, the new live-action series could premiere on WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.

In the past, there has been two Ben 10 live-action movies – Ben 10: Race Against Time and Ben 10: Alien Swarm, but this is the first time a live-action show based on Cartoon Network’s popular sci-fi animated action series will be produced.

Hopefully, more info about the new series will be announced soon.

https://thegww.com/exclusive-live-action-ben-10-series-in-the-works-at-warner-bros/

Boomerang USA Switches To Widescreen

Boomerang USA has made the transition to 16:9 widescreen, which means viewers will now be able to enjoy Boomerang’s newer shows from Warner Bros. Animation (including Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! and Bunnicula) in its intended picture format. In addition to widescreen, Boomerang (and music channel REVOLT) is now available in the lowest package of AT&T’s DirecTV NOW live TV streaming service (DirecTV NOW Plus, subscribers grandfathered in the Live a Little package will also receive Boomerang). Boomerang is not available in the Entertainment, Choice and Xtra packages but is available in the Ultimate and Optimo Más packages. The package changes happened during the carriage renewal dispute between DirecTV and Viacom (Nickelodeon, MTV etc.), which was resolved in the early hours of Saturday morning (23rd March).

https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/boomerang-us-news-discussion-ii-rebrand.5435411/page-282

https://deadline.com/2019/03/viacom-att-carriage-deal-1202581804/

https://thestreamable.com/news/boomerang-and-revolt-appearing-for-directv-now-customers-ahead-of-viacom-blackout

Image Featuring New Ben 10 Reboot Character Designs Released

Image Featuring New Ben 10 Reboot Character Designs Released

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.

News about the rebooted series was announced in June 2015: https://www.regularcapital.com/2015/06/cartoon-network-to-revive-ben-10-franchise/

From The Cartoon Network USA Press Release:

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.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/The-New-BEN-10-to-Debut-This-Fall-on-Cartoon-Network-20160621