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Ben 10 is a franchise created by the group Man of Action and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The franchise consists of five series (Ben 10, Alien Force, Ultimate Alien, Omniverse and the 2016 Reboot), five movies (Secret of the Omnitrix, Race Against Time, Alien Swarm, Destroy All Aliens and Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie), several video games and many comic books. Currently, Cartoon Network is developing a sixth iteration of the franchise, which will hopefully be announced by the end of 2021.[DR 1]
Ben 10 premiered on Cartoon Network on December 27, 2005. The show is about Ben Tennyson, who finds a device called the Omnimatrix (Omnitrix), which allows him to transform into 10 different aliens, spending the summer with his cousin Gwen Tennyson, and his paternal grandfather Max Tennyson. Ben 10 lasted for four seasons and was succeeded by the sequel series Ben 10: Alien Force in 2008.
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Ben 10: Alien Force premiered on April 18, 2008, which takes place five years after the first series. Not only is Ben five years older and matured, but his Omnitrix is recalibrated and contains entirely new aliens and Kevin, from Ben 10, had changed sides and is now part of the team. Ben 10: Alien Force lasted for three seasons and was succeeded by Ben 10: Ultimate Alien in 2010.
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Ben 10: Ultimate Alien premiered on April 23, 2010. This follows a now 16-year old Ben and Gwen and 17-year old Kevin about a few weeks after Alien Force. Ben's secret identity has been revealed to the world by a kid named Jimmy Jones, and Ben is now an international super hero, loved by kids all over the world, but distrusted by most adults. Ben is armed with a more powerful new device called the Ultimatrix. Ben 10: Ultimate Alien lasted for three seasons and was succeeded by Ben 10: Omniverse in 2012.
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Ben 10: Omniverse is the fourth series that premiered on August 1, 2012. Ben 10 is back with a new look, a new Omnitrix, and a brand-new show. Get ready for Ben 10: Omniverse! Ben is all set to be a solo hero, but Grandpa Max teams him up with a rookie, by-the-book partner. Together they explore a secret alien city. Meanwhile, a mysterious hunter sets his sights on Ben! With ten new heroes to choose from, the fun is just getting started. It's a whole new Omniverse!" Ben 10: Omniverse lasted for eight seasons and was succeeded by a Ben 10 reboot in 2016.
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Ben 10 is the fifth iteration that premiered on October 8, 2016. It serves as a reboot of the television series and is loosely based upon the original series. Building on the highly successful franchise about kid hero Ben Tennyson, Ben 10 introduces 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. Ben 10 (2016) lasted for five seasons.
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