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 Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is Turner's global entertainment brand and the # 1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball. Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network is known for being a leader in innovation with its approach to engaging and inspiring kids at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its pro-social initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an acknowledged and often used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.
Turner, a WarnerMedia company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.
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.
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.