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Ben 10
CreatorMan of Action (Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle)
Original workBen 10
Films and television
Films
Animated series
Games
Video games
 
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Ben 10
CreatorMan of Action (Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle)
Original workBen 10
Films and television
Films
Animated series
Games
Video games

Ben 10 is an American media franchise created by "Man of Action" (a group consisting of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle) and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

The franchise is about a boy who acquires a watch-like alien device, called the Omnitrix, that allows him to turn into alien creatures.

The Ben 10 franchise received wide critical acclaim and won three Emmy Awards; it also has grossed over $2 billion in retail sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and has sold 100 million toys worldwide.[1]

Series[edit]

Original series[edit]

10-year-old Benjamin Tennyson finds an alien device out in the woods, the Omnimatrix (Omnitrix for short), which allows him to turn into ten different alien species: Wildmutt, Four Arms, Grey Matter, XLR8, Upgrade, Diamondhead, Ripjaws, Stinkfly, Ghostfreak, and Heatblast. Throughout his summer vacation, traveling the world in the "Rust Bucket" with his Grandpa Max and his cousin Gwen Tennyson, Ben fights crime and evil aliens with his new powers, gaining the ability to turn into ten more aliens:Cannonbolt, Wildvine, Benwolf, Benmummy, Benvicktor, Ditto, Upchuck, Eye Guy, Way Big, and Eon.

Alien Force[edit]

Five years after the original series, Ben has apparently taken off the Omnitrix, but, when his Grandpa Max goes missing, he puts it back on, which reboots it and gives Ben a new set of ten aliens (Swampfire, Echo Echo, Humungasaur, Jetray, Big Chill, Spidermonkey, Goop, Brainstorm, Chromastone, and Alien X). Ben's old enemy, Kevin 11, had somehow escaped the Null Void, but has now become (mostly) reformed and joins Ben's team.

Ultimate Alien[edit]

Several weeks after the end of Alien Force, Ben now has the Ultimate Omnimatrix/Ultimate Omnitrix/Ultimatrix, which allows him to 'evolve' his aliens into more powerful forms. Even though it was advertised that Ben now has all of his old forms, this doesn't really happen until Ben 10,000 Returns. After Ben gets home to his family, he also has many new "aliens" that he has to try and fight evil with.

Omniverse[edit]

After Ultimate Alien, Ben gets a new Omnitrix along with a new set of aliens. While Gwen and Kevin go off to college, Ben is ready to become a solo superhero. But Max pairs him up with a by-the-book rookie plumber, Rook Blonko. Max sends Ben and Rook to investigate a hidden alien city. Meanwhile, Ben is targeted by an intergalactic bounty hunter named Khyber. Ben later meets new villains and has a secret about his alien Feedback.

Elements of the franchise[edit]

Omnitrix/Ultimatrix/New Omnitrix/Nemetrix[edit]

Falling accidentally into the hands of Ben Tennyson, the Original Omnitrix, its later upgrade to the Ultimatrix, and the "improved" version that is the New Omnitrix are the central elements of the Ben 10 story. They are all alien devices of level 20 technology developed by Azmuth that transform the user into any one of a number of alien beings (originally 1,000,900, but the number has increased by 11 because of the transformations that have been unlocked throughout the series via the "Scan Mode" of every version of the Omnitrix). Despite many seeing the Omnitrix as a weapon, it's true purpose was to allow the diverse beings of the universe to understand each other by "walking in each other's shoes", and to resurrect all of the intelligent "sapien" species in the universe that may go extinct (including the human-race). Both of these facts are reaveled in the Alien Force episode "War of the Worlds". The second function cannot be achieved by the Ultimatrix (because of Albedo's self-obsessed and non-humanitarian ideals), and it is not yet confirmed if the New Omnitrix can achieve it, as well.

The Omnitrix appears in the first two incarnations of the franchise (Ben 10 and Ben 10: Alien Force) and the Ultimatrix in the third incarnation Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. And in the final episode of Ultimate Alien, Azmuth takes the Ultimatrix from Ben and replaces it with the fourth incarnation, the New Omnitrix - the original and Ultimate versions having only been only prototypes, and yet the New Omnitrix has all of the same issues as it's predecessors.

In Ben 10: Omniverse, the Nemetrix, a knock off of the original Omnitrix, is introduced. Unlike the Omnitrix and its succeeding models, the Nemetrix uses the DNA of the natural predators of the sentient alien races. Thus, only an animal can utilize the Nemetrix, as users of higher intelligence are unable to use it themselves.

Characters[edit]

The franchise has a variety of characters: humans, aliens, and magical characters mixed with the alien subject.

The Plumbers[edit]

The Plumbers are an intergalactic policing/counter-terrorist/black-ops organization, which deals with extraterrestrial, paranormal, and other situations by using many high-tech alien gadgets and weapons.

The organization is composed of both human and alien members, each of whom possesses a special badge, and all badges bear the intergalactic peace symbol, a green hourglass shape. Later in Omniverse, the plumber's symbol becomes a red dot. The badge has many features:

In the original series the Earth's Plumbers were a secret government organization that protected the general public from any alien threat. Their main base was located inside Mt. Rushmore, where the Null Void projector and Sub-Energy were stored. Their main adversary was Vilgax. Max was a Plumbers member in his youth. Most of the Plumbers have disbanded; however, a few members (like Max and his relatives) remain in a semi-active capacity.

Forever Knights[edit]

The Forever Knights are a secret British society/paramilitary group first formed during the Middle Ages that are dedicated to collect and study alien technology, usually by illegal means. Any aliens they capture along the way are dissected and studied, and any humans caught with them are immediately deemed worthless and disposed off. It is revealed in "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien" that the reason for their actions is to combat Diagon, an entity from another dimension that nearly conquered the Earth in the Middle Ages were it not for the Forever Knights' immortal Founder George; when George left them, the Forever Knights began to splinter under various self-titled Forever Kings who transformed their knights' duty into a genocidal policy toward anything alien. The Forever Knights also arm themselves with a large variety of medieval weapons enhanced by alien technology, with Lightsaber-like swords, lances, "laser lances", laser guns and electro shock rods being their most common ones.

Anodites[edit]

Anodites are a humanoid race of energy beings from the planet "Anodyne".

They are based on a vital energy called "Mana", that is present in all living things and beings throughout the entire universe, known as the life source energy. For Anodites, this is a source of power, and they also have the ability to control it like "magic" (which is confirmed to be derived from Mana). A key difference is that this form of magic (or at least magical rituals) relies much more on the use of spoken incantations, spell books, charms and talismans, and even celestial events, to achieve the magical and mystical effects the caster desires. Anodites manipulate this, and are able to create pink-and-magenta-colored shields and force fields of varying shapes and sizes for protection and circular magenta shapes or globes that can be thrown to disable enemies.

Anodites are quite free-spirited and most don't take life as seriously as most humans to the point that some Anodites disregard the morality of their actions and would rather satisfy their own personal pleasures, but that does not stop them from helping others.

Osmosians[edit]

Osmosians (a play on osmosis) are human-like aliens from the planet "Osmos V".

They have a unique ability to absorb matter and energy from nearly anything and use it in various ways. Osmosians can channel energy through their hands to manipulate technology, discharge it as an energy blast or use it to speed up cellular regeneration to increase their strength or recover from injuries at an accelerated rate. Osmosians are able to absorb and synthesize the mass, properties, and chemical makeup of matter to change their body into a living matter sharing these properties. The absorbed matter is as durable as the matter used to make it and can enhance their strength and durability. Osmosians can also extend their matter to anything they are touching.

Osmosians can become mentally unstable if they absorb energy and cannot control it, becoming an addiction like a drug. Storing energy for long periods of time will worsen their instability. This addiction, can be also caused when they feed with life force from other living beings, causing the Osmosian to become insatiable and instinctively seek out any possible source of energy to feed off of.

As they can absorb energy life force, they can also absorb the DNA, receiving 10% of their abilities and powers, and making the Osmosians having sometimes, physical mutations.

Galvans[edit]

Galvans (a play on galvanization) are small bipedal frog-like beings, originally from Galvan Prime; currently they live in Galvan Mark II.

The Galvan race is best known for being a highly intelligent race whose great amount of calculative and technical intellect allowed them to create almost anything from spare parts and deduce the function of any device at a glance. The Galvans originally had no empire to speak of, were recognized from their skills and were employed by other species as industrial technicians, spies and saboteurs. But in time, keeping their projects top secret, they amassed their acquired knowledge to build a powerful empire of their own based on the technology they had kept from the rest of the universe. Among the notable Galvans in the series, is Azmuth, who created the Omnitrix among many other technologies; and also Azmuth is considered the most intelligent being in the Universe.

In "Destroy All Aliens," Azmuth's father says that the Galvans created Stonehenge, as a practical joke.

Transports[edit]

Each series has featured with some kind of main transportation. The wheeled motor vehicles, even appearing like normal cars, they are equipped with several Plumbers' technology, like a turbo engine, laser guns and also an autopilot. And they are often destroyed during the series.

The Rust Bucket, is an old RV resembling a GMC motorhome owned by Max Tennyson. And despite being old, and even have been destroyed a few times, Max has a great affection for it.

Ship is a Galvanic Mechamorph (Upgrade's species) alien that has the ability to transform himself into fully operational technology he's once touched. He merged with the Forever Knights spaceship, from this event, he became the space transportation for Ben's team during the season 3 of Ben 10: Alien Force. The Rust Bucket III, a Plumbers' jet that Kevin has upgraded with alien tech, replaced him.

Kevin's car is a Muscle car resembling a Dodge Challenger armed with Plumber technology as well as other various alien tech, including guns and offroad capabilities. It is the team's main transport in Ben 10: Alien Force & Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. It is damaged and/or destroyed a lot, mainly during fights or chase scenes, and Kevin is constantly busy repairing it.

Allusions[edit]

The series often makes references and parodies to popular culture:

Running gags[edit]

Recurring elements[edit]

Technologies[edit]

The advanced technologies shown are both alien and from Earth. In the series, they are divided in levels of complication, danger or sophistication. The levels known thus far are 1-20, although some technology is confirmed to be higher than Level 20. Any tech above the allowed level, used on this planet, is considered illegal.

Earth is a level 2 planet, something that is considered very inferior by other aliens, as it was stated once that Earth is at least 500 years away from being level 3.

Dwayne McDuffie describes some levels:

Null Void[edit]

The Null Void is a pocket dimension created by the Galvan as a penal colony. It is filled with floating rocks, with flying creatures as guards. It is shown to be worse than a normal prison, often scarring many people that went there, including Kevin, which can be argued to be the cause for his transition to a protagonist. It's also a place for people to start over in life. They are protected by the guardians - creatures that protect powerless people in the Null Void from the more violent inmates. They first appeared in "Back With A Vengeance " on Ben 10. But then not revealed as Null Guardians. In the later Episodes they were revealed.

ID Mask[edit]

ID Masks are masks that can change someone's appearance holographically. They were often used by DNAliens to take forms of human beings, and are also used by Plumbers' Kids who are obviously part alien to hide their appearance and be able to roam freely on Earth. Even Kevin Uses one after he turns into which he calls Monster.

Techadon Robots[edit]

Techadons are powerful war machines that were mass-produced by a Weapons Technology group known as the "Weapon masters of Techadon". They are armed with powerful lasers and nanite based regenerative technologies, able to recreate itself in entirety from a single hand. The custom made ones that are commissioned for a hit are stronger and when one is destroyed, the other ones adapt from the defeated ones.

Time Travel[edit]

The Entropy Pump is a machine made of quartz crystals developed by Professor Paradox during the 1950s, as a time-traveling experiment. It was experimented in a lab when an assistant Hugo drew back and hit the controls, causing the machine to become a vacuum, pulling Paradox inside of it and hurling him into the event horizon of a virtual wormhole. The result powers Paradox's time traveling project by generating enough energy to weaken the time-space continuum.

Paradox, now with knowledge of the time line, later explains to Ben the concept of Cross Time. Cross Time is a reference to alternate future timelines, such as the timeline depicted in "Ben 10,000" and "Ken 10" where Kevin was still evil. Another Cross Time future, depicted in "Ben 10,000 Returns", presents Ben still with the Ultimatrix and using it to become an Ultimate human.

Ascalon[edit]

Ascalon is a sword-like weapon also created by Azmuth, with the power to tap into the forces of the universe itself. The sword is so powerful that it can destroy an entire planet, and can also cause madness to anyone who possesses it. Only the one who is dignified can have such power, that's why Azmuth gave Ascalon to an immortal human who is battling an extra-dimensional creature, knowing that only "he" needs such power to fight.

Films[edit]

Secret of the Omnitrix[edit]

The first is a regular animated feature called Secret of the Omnitrix. A trailer of the film was released with the film Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen, and it aired August 10, 2007. The main plot was about during a fight with Dr Animo, Ben's Omnitrix accidentally sets off its self-destruct mode and Ben has to find the Omnitrix's creator to shut it down and stop the evil Vilgax.

Race Against Time[edit]

The second is a live-action film titled Ben 10: Race Against Time[2] which aired November 21, 2007. It revolves around Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max returning to their hometown of Bellwood and attempting to adjust to being 'normal' again. Unfortunately, their lives are once again disrupted by a mysterious alien known as Eon, who has an unexpected connection to the Omnitrix. It premiered on Cartoon Network on November 21, 2007. The film was directed by Alex Winter.[3] The film was nominated for two Visual Effects Society Awards: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special - Dina Benadon, Evan Jacobs, Brent Young, Chris Christman; and Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial - Brent Young, Michael Smith.[4]

Alien Swarm[edit]

The third is a live-action film titled Ben 10: Alien Swarm which aired November 25, 2009. It is about Ben, Gwen, Kevin and Grandpa Max. In the movie the group stumbles upon a hive of alien nanobots using humans as host bodies in order to take over the world. The Nanochips, or "alien swarm", are controlled by a single consciousness and Ben and his friends must work together to stop them.

Destroy All Aliens[edit]

A CGI animated movie was announced in mid-2011,[5] titled Ben 10: Destroy all Aliens and was released on March 11, 2012 (Asia / Philippines)[6] and on March 23, 2012 (US).[7] This film had previously been under the working title Ben 10: Alien Dimensions.[8] The film was based on the original series, and featured the original voice cast. The CGI was animated by Tiny Island Productions, in Singapore.

Feature film adaptation[edit]

On June 14, 2011, Producer Joel Silver announced that he along with Warner Bros. and Dark Castle Entertainment would bring Ben 10 to the big screen.[9] Albert Torres is attached to the project as screenwriter.[10] Ryan Engle will work on Torres' script of the film. Additionally, Andrew Rona and Steve Richards are producing alongside Joel Silver, with Silver Pictures' own Alex Heineman and Sarah Meyer executive producing.[11]

Ben 10 / Generator Rex crossover[edit]

During Cartoon Network's panel at 2011's San Diego Comic-Con, Ben 10 and Generator Rex creators "Man of Action" announced a crossover special between the Ben 10 and Generator Rex series titled Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United. The forty-minute special aired on November 25, 2011 as a Generator Rex episode.[12][13]

A comic book based on the special titled: "Hero Times Two" was released on November 30, 2011, as the sixty-fifth issue of DC Comics' Cartoon Network: Action Pack.[14]

Cast[edit]

Secret of the OmnitrixRace Against TimeAlien SwarmDestroy All AliensHeros United
BenTara StrongGraham PhillipsRyan KelleyTara StrongYuri Lowenthal
GwenMeagan SmithHaley RammGaladriel StinemanMeagan Smith(Silent cameo)
MaxPaul EidingLee MajorsBarry CorbinPaul Eiding
Dr. AnimoDwight SchultzDwight Schultz
AzmuthRobert David HallRobert David Hall
Sandra TennysonBeth LittlefordBeth Littleford
Carl TennysonDon McManusDon McManus
CashTyler PatrickDee Bradley Baker
JTTyler FodenAdam Wylie
Grey MatterRichard Steven HorvitzCarlos AlazraquiRichard Steven Horvitz(Silent cameo)
DiamondheadDaran NorrisJim WardDee Bradley Baker
FourarmsRichard McGonagleRichard McGonagle
Big ChillDee Bradley Baker
Humungousaur
CannonboltFred Tatasciore
Kevin LevinNathan Keyes(Silent cameo)
HeatblastSteve BlumDavid FranklinSteve Blum

Awards[edit]

Original series[edit]

YearAwardCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
200734th Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in AnimationThomas PerkinsWon
Golden Reel AwardBest Sound Editing in Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, ADR and Music for Television AnimationOtis Van Osten, Melinda Rediger, Trevor Sperry, Matt Brown, Jody Thomas, Andy Sturmer, Ron Salaises, Keith Dickens for the episode "Ben 10,000"Nominated
200835th Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class Animated ProgramBrian A. Miller, Sam Register, Jennifer Pelphrey, Alex Soto, Donna Smith, Tramm WigzellNominated

Race Against Time[edit]

YearAwardCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
200829th Young Artist AwardsBest Leading Young ActorGraham Phillips as Ben TennysonNominated
Best Supporting Young ActorTyler Patrick Jones as Cash MurrayNominated
Best Supporting Young ActressHaley Ramm as Gwen TennysonNominated
6th Visual Effects Society Awards[4]Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program or CommercialBrent Young, Smith, Michael For the Grey Matter sequenceNominated
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or SpecialDina Benadon, Evan Jacobs, Brent Young, Chris Christman for visual effects compilationNominated

Alien Force[edit]

YearAwardCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
200936th Daytime Emmy Awards[15]Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action and AnimationRobert Hargreaves, Robert Serda and John HegedesWon
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Live Action and AnimationRobert HargreavesNominated
Outstanding Special Class Animated ProgramBrian A. Miller, Sam Register, Glen Murakami, Jennifer Pelphrey, Donna SmithNominated

Alien Swarm[edit]

YearAwardCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
201062nd Primetime Emmy Awards[16]Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a SpecialEvan Jacobs, Sean McPherson, Andrew Orloff, Brent YoungNominated
8th Visual Effects Society AwardsOutstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or a SpecialEvan Jacobs, Sean McPherson, Andrew OrloffNominated
15th Art Directors Guild Award[17]Television Movie or Mini-SeriesYuda Acco Harry Matheu, Hugh D.G. Moody, Rouzier, Pierre, Robb Bihun, Ann Stacy, Dan PostNominated

Ultimate Alien[edit]

YearAwardCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
201164th Writers Guild of America AwardsAnimationLen Uhley for the episode "Moonstruck"Nominated

Omniverse[edit]

YearAwardCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
2013Annie AwardCharacter Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast ProductionChap Yaep, Steven Choi, Derrick Wyatt for the episode "The More Things Change Part 2"Nominated
40th Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sound Mixing - AnimationCarlos SanchesWon
Outstanding Sound Editing - AnimationJeff Shiffman, Roger Pallan, Matthew Thomas Hall, Otis Van Osten, Tony Ostyn, Gerardo GonzalezNominated

Spin-off media[edit]

Merchandise[edit]

Following the success of the Ben 10 animated TV series and films, various Ben 10 merchandise has been released for general sale. These items include comic books, card games such as Top Trumps, toys, video games, Lego construction sets, bedding, coloring books, footwear, the watches (the Omnitrix and the Ultrimatrix), and coloring books. All three shows have also been released on DVD, and there are a number of video games.

Games[edit]

The game franchise has many different formats. The video games franchise started on 2007 with the release of Protector of Earth.

The latest video game, Ben 10: Omniverse has been developed and released for the series for the Nintendo Wii & Wii U, Nintendo DS & 3DS, Microsoft Xbox 360 & Sony PlayStation 3 on November 13, 2012. The player can play as 13 playable alien heroes, including never-before-seen aliens like Bloxx and Gravattack, as they work for either Ben or Rook to defeat the evil plans of a fierce villain, intent on destroying the world. The game is developed by Vicious Style Studios for all platforms except for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS versions, which are developed by 1st Playable Productions. The plot is that Ben's partner Rook goes back in time and meets an 11-year old Ben. In the past Malware absorbs Rook's Proto-Tool and has intention of destroying the Earth. The player is able to access both Bens.

There are 8 games, including Omniverse, these are the games released:

Toy Line[edit]

Bandai has manufactured a massive amount of Ben 10 toys from the four series.

The series received three McDonald's Happy Meal promotions internationally, as well as one in America in August 2011.[18] The toys are colored translucent dolls of some Omnitrix/Ultimatrix aliens and its Ultimate forms, and inside there is a small photo of Ben. But the Alien Force toys are four rings, each one are an alien (Goop, Jetray, Alien X, Chromastone) and with features linked with their powers.

Comic Books[edit]

Developed by Jason Hall, Min G. Kuand and Heroic Age. The Ben 10 Comic revolves around Ben's summer vacation along with Gwen and their Grandpa Max traveling in the Rust Bucket. The Ben 10: Alien Force Comic revolves around Ben battling the Highbreed and the DNAliens along with Gwen and a reformed Kevin.

The Action Packs are comics made by DC Comics and most of the time they have Ben 10 comics in them accompanied by either Samurai Jack, Codename Kids Next Door, The Secret Saturdays, or Generator Rex. Some of the issues are connected with the franchise, while others are non-canon.

In February 2013, IDW Publishing announced a partnership with Cartoon Network to produce comics based on its properties. Ben 10 was one of the titles announced to be published.[19]

Ben 10 in other media[edit]

Ben 10: Ultimate Challenge[edit]

Ben 10: Ultimate Challenge is game show developed for television by United Kingdom-based produced company Twenty Twenty, which airs on Cartoon Network in the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and the Nordic region, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Chile and the Middle East.[20] Ultimate Challenge is a trivia show tasking children with answering questions about all three series.[20] Ultimate Challenge is executive produced by Daniel Marlowe and produced by Mandy Morris.[21]

References in other shows[edit]

Cartoon Network promotion[edit]

Titanic Kungfubot Offensive[edit]

The game features famous and notable Cartoon Network characters in a robot-type form: Big Chill, Swampfire, a DNAlien, Kevin, Vilgax, Rath, Armodrillo, Ultimate Humongousaur, Ultimate Echo Echo and Ultimate Big Chill appear as playable characters.

To promote the Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United special, Cartoon Network updated Titanic Kungfubot Offensive, adding new bots, such as "Shocksquatch" and "Clockwork"; both are aliens accessible to Ben.

Cartoon Network Universe: Fusion Fall[edit]

The character design for Ben Tennyson was changed when the original Ben 10 series ended and was replaced by Alien Force. In the game, he serves as a "Player Guide" offering guide-based missions and special items.

Cartoon Network Universe: Project Exonaut[edit]

In another browser-based game entitled Cartoon Network Universe: Project Exonaut; Ben's aliens, alongside Gwen and Vilgax, appear as "exosuits". The exosuits revolve around protecting the player and giving them unique abilities and powers. The planet Kylmyys (the home of one of Ben's aliens, Big Chill) and the Perplexhedron are featured as battle arenas. Ultimate Kevin and Alien X are currently the new exosuits for Project Exonaut representing Ben 10.The new exosuits are featuring Gold versions of Manus, Marceline, Mojo Jojo, Rath .

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion[edit]

Vilgax as he appears in Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion.

Ben appears in the game as a playable character. Swampfire, Humungousaur, Big Chill and AmpFibian (with Ultimate Humungousaur as a Punch Time) appear as Ben's playable aliens. Vilgax, the archenemy of Ben Tennyson appears also as a playable character for the first time. Gwen and the Vreedle Brothers are summons in the game. Additionally, Bellwood and the Null Void are included as battle arenas. Kevin also appears as a summon in the game, but is featured as a playable character on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii versions, called Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL. Kevin in Ultimate Kevin form appears in the game as a boss. The young version of Ben appears in the console version of the game as a playable character.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben 10 'Omniverse' to Launch at Nuremburg". Global License. January 6, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "TZ @ SDCC: 3 Versions of "Ben 10" Animated Movie, Plot of Live Action Movie (Updated)". Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  3. ^ "CN Upfront: 2007 Overview". Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  4. ^ a b fxguide quick takes - Visual Effects Society announces nominees for 6th annual VES Awards
  5. ^ Cartoon Networks Set CG' Ben 10 TV Movie for 2012
  6. ^ "Coming Up In March - Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens". Cartoon Network. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ben 10 Week – New Movie Destroy All Aliens!". Cartoon Network – Coming Soon. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ SDCC2011: "Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens" Trailer Released
  9. ^ Sereta. "Ben 10 to be adapted for Big screen". 
  10. ^ http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=86425
  11. ^ http://hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/rampage-writer-hired-work-ben-422896
  12. ^ SDCC2011: Generator Rex/Ben 10 Crossover Special Set For Thanksgiving
  13. ^ Ben 10 and Generator Rex News from Comic-Con
  14. ^ CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #65
  15. ^ Zahed, Ramin (May 19, 2009). "Daytime Emmy Noms Announced". Animation Magazine. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Ben 10: Alien Swarm". Emmys.com. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Television Movie or Mini-Series". Arti Directors Guild. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  18. ^ Ben 10: Ultimate Alien– McDonald's USA Toys
  19. ^ http://www.idwpublishing.com/news/article/2507/
  20. ^ a b "'Ben 10' Gets A Live-Action Game Show: 'Ben 10: Ultimate Challenge'"
  21. ^ "Calling all Ben 10 fanatics"
  22. ^ 'Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL' Aims to Supersize Original Game on Consoles [Video]