Ben 10: Omniverse
|Ben 10: Omniverse|
|Created by||Man of Action Studios (Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle)|
|Voices of||Yuri Lowenthal
|Theme music composer||Parry Gripp|
|Composer(s)||Sebastian Evans II|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||80 (44 aired) (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Brian A. Miller and Jennifer Pelphrey (for Cartoon Network Studios)
Tramm Wigzell and Rob Sorcher (for Cartoon Network)
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Cartoon Network Studios|
|Original channel||Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Too
|First shown in||August 1, 2012Cartoon Network)(Preview On|
|Original run||September 22, 2012– present|
Ben 10: Omniverse is an American animated television series currently airing on Cartoon Network, in the United States. The series is the fourth installment in the Ben 10 franchise. Man of Action (group consisting of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle) created the franchise.
The series was announced at Cartoon Network's Upfront in 2011. Concept art, described as an homage to the original Ben 10 series, designed by Derrick J. Wyatt (Transformers: Animated and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) was first unveiled at the 2012 UK Toy Fair.
The series premiered on September 22, 2012, with a "sneak peek episode" that aired on August 1, 2012. A "sneak peek" of the series aired after "Ben 10 Week" (March 19, 2012 – March 24, 2012).
The series follows the adventures of Ben Tennyson, wielder of the Omnitrix, a watch-like device that allows Ben to change into aliens. The storylines alternate between that of eleven-year old Ben (one year after the original series) and sixteen-year old Ben (a few months after Ben 10: Ultimate Alien). After Gwen leaves for college and Kevin leaves to be closer to her, sixteen-year old Ben gets a new partner, a rookie by-the-book alien plumber named Rook Blonko (surname first). On a mission to explore a secret underground alien city named Undertown, Ben explores the quirkier side of things in the alien underground and discovers that enemies from his past are looking for a rematch. 
Keeping with the change in art, Omniverse focuses mostly on comedy; the story arcs are also looser, not being threaded through each episode.
In "T.G.I.S.," it is revealed that the Ben 10 universe shares the same universe with The Secret Saturdays.
|Story Arc||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)||Main Antagonist||DVD release date|
|Arc start||Arc finish|
|1||A New Beginning||10||August 1, 2012 (Sneak peek)
September 22, 2012 (Premiere)
|November 17, 2012||Khyber||February 5, 2013|
|2||Malware's Revenge||10||November 24, 2012||February 2, 2013||The Faction||July 9, 2013|
|3||Incursean Invaders||10||February 9, 2013||April 6, 2013||The Incurseans||November 5, 2013|
|4||Duel of the Duplicates||10||October 3, 2013
October 5, 2013 (Premiere)
|December 7, 2013||Albedo & Khyber||April 8, 2014 (Part 1)|
|5||Galactic Monsters||10||February 15, 2014||April 19, 2014||Zs'Skayr & Lord Transyl||TBA|
- Dee Bradley Baker – Lodestar, Spidermonkey, Water Hazard, NRG, Clockwork,Chromastone, Nanomech, Swampfire, Big Chill, Crashhopper, Astrodactyl, Psyphon, Echo Echo, Wildvine, Caitliff, Hulex Colonel, Thirteen, Ultimate Echo Echo, the Worst, Wildmutt, Stinkfly, Acid Breath
- Eric Bauza - Diamondhead, Eatle, Grey Matter, Upchuck, Driba, Dr. Psychobos, Fistrick, Megawhatt, Articguana, Way Big, Albedo (Galvan form), Bellicus (of Alien X), Pax, Solid Plugg, Ripjaws, Lackno, Mechaneer, Trombipulor, Computrons, Rook Da, Thunderpig, Commander Raff, Cast Iron, Poltroon, Ultimate Albedo, Buzzshock, Ultimate Articguana, Acid Breath
- Corey Burton – Malware, Mr. Baumann, Brainstorm, Seebik, Fiskerton, V.V. Argost, Albedo Brainstorm
- John DiMaggio – Armodrillo, Zombozo, Bubble Helmet, Four Arms, Rath, Humungousaur, Octagon Vreedle, Vulkanus, Bullfrag, Will Harangue, Ultimate Humungousaur, Tentacle Vendor, Atomix
- Paul Eiding – Max Tennyson, Liam, Eye Guy, Blukic, Zed, Hoodlum, Ultimate Spidermonkey
- David Kaye - Khyber, Cannonbolt, Shocksquatch, Gravattack, Heatblast, Sunder, Frankenstrike, Mallice, Warlord Gar, Ultimate Gravattack, Thumbskull, Forever King Joseph Chadwick (2nd Time)
- Yuri Lowenthal - Ben Tennyson (16-years-old), Feedback, XLR8, Albedo (Human form), AmpFibian, Kickin Hawk, The Worst, Walkatrout, Molestache, Pesky Dust (1st Time), Hervé, Upgrade
- Rob Paulsen - Magister Patelliday, Rhomboid Vreedle, Ditto, Captain Kork, Tummy Head, Gorvan, Phil
- Kevin Michael Richardson - Snare-oh, Blitzwolfer, Emperor Milleous, Cookmeister, Sir Morton
- Bumper Robinson - Rook Blonko, Bloxx, Terraspin, Jury Rigg, Corvo, Ball Weevil, Doc Saturday, Punchinello
- Tara Strong - Ben Tennyson (11-years-old), Pakmar, Mazuma, Natalie Alvarez, Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23, Y-It, Molly Gunther, Brown Bag, Princess Attea, Lucy Mann, Pesky Dust (2nd Time), Albedo (11-year-old Ben form)
- Charlie Adler - Professor Blarney T. Hokestar, Cow Alien, Chicken Alien
- Carlos Alazraqui - Rad Dudesman
- Aziz Ansari - Billy Billions
- René Auberjonois - Azmuth, Azmuth of Dimension 23, Intellectuary
- Ogie Banks - Zak Saturday
- Steven Blum - Vilgax, Hobble, Zs'Skayr, Ghostfreak, Professor Xagliv, Bill Gacks
- Kimberly Brooks - Serena (of Alien X), Princess Looma, Madison, Rayona, Rook Bralla
- Bettina Bush - Kai Green
- Greg Cipes - Kevin Levin
- Jim Cummings - Vexx, Hulex Colonel
- Tim Curry - Forever King Joseph Chadwick (1st Time)
- Diane Delano - Ma Vreedle, Pretty Boy Vreedle #1
- Dave Fennoy - Tetrax Shard of Dimension 23
- Mark Hamill
- Ashley Johnson - Gwen Tennyson (11 and 16 years-old), Margie
- Beth Littleford - Sandra Tennyson
- Morgan Lofting - Fistina
- Vanessa Marshall - Drew Saturday
- David McCallum - Paradox
- Scott Menville - Jimmy Jones
- Miguel Najera - Wes Green
- Judd Nelson - Ben 10,000, Eon
- Vyvan Pham - Julie Yamamoto, Ship
- Tara Platt - Ester
- Alexander Polinsky - Argit
- Kevin Schon - OTTO
- Dwight Schultz - Dr. Animo
- Cree Summer - Frightwig
- Alanna Ubach - Rook Shar, Young One
- Kari Wahlgren - Charmcaster
- Wil Wheaton - Darkstar, Dante
- April Winchell - Queen Voratia Rumbletum
- Gwendoline Yeo - Nyancy Chan
- Susan Blu - Casting and Voice Director
- Charlotte Fullerton - Story Editor
- Carlos Sanches - Re-Recording Mixer
- Matt Wayne - Story Editor
- Derrick J. Wyatt - Art Director
- Matt Youngberg - Producer
A toy line manufactured by Bandai was originally shown off at Toy Fairs around the world. A possible unintentional leak of official images of the line was released on the website of department store Kmart. Figures that were revealed at Toy Fairs such as Bloxx, Shocksquatch, 16-year-old Ben Tennyson, a 11-year old version of Ben, and Ben's sidekick Rook were listed on the website. The vehicle play-set, "Rook's Truck", has won an award for Best Action Figures/Accessories at the 2012 London Toy Fair. The Omnitrix Touch has a gray color instead of the white it features in the show.
A video game of the same name is developed by Vicious Cycle Studios for the Wii U, Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and by 1st Playable Productions for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. The action -brawler features 15 playable characters on DS and 3DS and 16 playable characters on the other systems. It also features a two-player co-op play. The game follows Ben and Rook in a battle to defeat a fierce villain, named Malware, who has evil plans of destroying the world.
Omniverse also spawned a second video game, which was developed by High Voltage Studios for the Wii U, Wii, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 and by 1st Playable Productions for the Nintendo 3DS. This game takes place during the events of Frogs of War, where Ben must fight the Incursions to get back to Earth and stop Emperor Milleous, Attea, Dr. Psychobos, and the Way Bads.
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