Cartoon Network USA, EMEA And APAC Buys Broadcasting Rights To ZAG’s Power Players Animated Series

Cartoon Network USA, EMEA And APAC Buys Broadcasting Rights To ZAG's Power Players Animated Series

Cartoon Network USA, EMEA And APAC Buys Broadcasting Rights To ZAG’s Power Players Animated Series

Cartoon Network USA, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific) has acquired the broadcasting rights to ZAG America’s upcoming animated series – Power Players. Power Players is a brand new action-comedy CGI-hybrid animated series that follows the adventures of a young boy named Axel who transforms into a living action figure. Axel teams up with other toy heroes and goes on little big adventures. Power Players was developed by ZAG America’s owner and founder – Jeremy Zag, who also developed the popular Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir animated and toy franchise. The new show is written by the team at Man of Action Entertainment (best known for Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 and also Disney’s Big Hero 6) and is co-produced by OnEntertainment. According to ZAG, the series will utilise groundbreaking CGI-hybrid animation, a technique that will be used for the first time in a television series format.

The new show marks the first ever collaboration between Cartoon Network and ZAG. Playmates Toys has been signed up to produce action figures and role-play toys. Power Players is expected to premiere later this year.

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http://www.onkidsandfamily.com/en/projet/power-players

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.

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/01/10/cartoon-network-gears-up-for-season-four-of-global-hit-series-ben-10-80001/20190110cartoon01/#

Ben 10: For Science New Graphic Novel To Be Released July 2019

Ben 10: For Science New Graphic Novel To Be Released July 2019

Ben 10: For Science New Graphic Novel To Be Released July 2019

Comic book publisher – BOOM! Studios has announced that they will be releasing another new graphic novel based on Cartoon Network’s action sci-fi comedy animated series – Ben 10 in July 2019.

In Ben 10: For Science!, a science camp is attacked by a mysterious threat and Ben and Gwen must go undercover as campers to find out who attacked the camp. To have any chance of saving the day, both Ben and Gwen will need to follow the trail of science experiments gone wrong. In Ben 10: For Science! is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ children’s imprint – KaBOOM!, home to Cartoon Network licensed comic book series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show and Over The Garden Wall. The new graphic novel is written by Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show comics)

Ben 10: For Science! is second original Ben 10 graphic novel release from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network, following the upcoming release of Ben 10: The Truth Is Out There also written by CB Lee and artist Lidan Chen coming in March 2019.

Print copies of Ben 10: For Science!, will be available for sale in July 2019 at comic book stores and bookstores across the United States as well as the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from comiXology, iBooks, Google Play and the BOOM! Studios app.

From The BOOM! Studios Press Release: BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network Announce BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE! Original Graphic Novel: Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max Return With A New Comic Book Adventure in July 2019

BOOM! Studios today announced BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE!, the next middle grade original graphic novel based on Cartoon Network’s 2017 hit series, which will debut in stores July 2019.

Ben 10 tells the story of fun loving, 10-year-old, Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, as they discover new adventures around every corner. Once Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different heroic aliens, a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him. Ben 10 is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.

In BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE!, from Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show), a science camp is attacked by a mysterious threat and Ben and Gwen must go undercover as campers to find out who or what is responsible. To have any chance of saving the day, they’ll need to follow the grisly trail of science experiments gone wrong.

“I’m so excited to bring Ben and Gwen to the dynamic world of discovery in FOR SCIENCE!” said writer CB Lee. “As they go undercover at a science camp to investigate monster rumors, they get swept up in making new friends and learning the wonders of space, robotics and more!”

“I can’t wait to start this new adventure with BEN 10!” said artist Mattia Di Meo. “Ben and his family are such strong characters, so it’s a treat to bring them to life…along with robots and space aliens. What else could I ask for?”

This is second original graphic novel release from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network, following the upcoming debut of BEN 10: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE from Lee and artist Lidan Chen in March 2019.

“We’re excited to jump back into all new adventures with Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max in BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE!,” said Cameron Chittock, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “C.B. Lee and Mattia Di Meo bring vibrant energy and heart to every page, worthy of this incredible series.”

BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE! is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show and Over The Garden Wall, along with original series like Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, Ruinworld by Derek Laufman, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

Print copies of BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE! will be available for sale in July 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores and the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

http://www.boom-studios.com/2018/10/26/boom-studios-and-cartoon-network-announce-ben-10-for-science-original-graphic-novel/