PR: Ben 10 Takes Over Cartoon Network Canada on Labour Day Weekend
THE ULTIMATE TEEN SUPERHERO BEN 10 TAKES OVER
CARTOON NETWORK ON LABOUR DAY WEEKEND
Featuring a Special Sneak Peek of Ben 10: Omniverse and the
Canadian Premiere of Ben 10: Destroy all Aliens on Monday, September 3
(Toronto, ON, August 30, 2012) - Cartoon Network powers up Labour Day long weekend with the ultimate Ben 10 marathon beginning Friday, August 31 at 6 a.m. ET/PT to Monday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Catch your favourite Ben 10 episodes over the course of three action-packed seasons, all leading up to a special sneak peek episode of the highly-anticipated fourth season, Ben 10: Omniverse, airing Monday, September 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. To add to the excitement, Ben 10 fans can also catch the action-packed Canadian premiere of Ben 10: Destroy all Aliens on Monday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 marathon weekend includes the following highlights:
Airs Friday, August 31 from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. ET/PT
Ben Tennyson is your everyday, average 10-year-old until he discovers a mysterious watch hidden in a meteorite that crashed on Earth. He soon learns that the supernatural watch allows him to transform into 10 different alien beings while keeping his kid personality. As he morphs into these various creatures, he discovers each alien’s unique powers and incredible abilities. Ben’s amazing adventures take place over the course of a seemingly endless summer as he travels the country in an RV with his Grandpa Max and 10-year-old cousin Gwen. Gwen and Max know all about Ben’s extraterrestrial watch and they sometimes lend him a hand in his quest to fight wrongdoers and save the world from evil.
Ben 10: Alien Force
Airs Friday, August 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and Saturday, September 1 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
It’s been five years since Ben last used the Omnitrix, but when Grandpa Max disappears, Ben must become a hero once again. Now 15, Ben dons the Omnitrix to battle new enemies, morph into new alien life forms and discovers different powers and abilities.
Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix (Movie)
Airs Friday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
In this movie presentation, Ben gets engulfed in a weird energy light during a battle and unwittingly initiates the “self destruct” function on the Omnitrix. In order to stop the Omnitrix from self-destructing, Ben must travel through space to find the watch’s creator, Azmuth. He’s the only entity who can prevent the destruction of the Omnitrix, saving not only Ben, but the galaxies as well.
Ben 10: Race Against Time (Movie)
Airs Saturday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
After a summer spent becoming a hero and defeating aliens, Ben Tennyson has to readjust to life in his quiet hometown. But when an evil alien comes looking for a dangerous device, Ben learns what it means to be a real hero.
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (Including 12 new episodes)
Airs Sunday, September 2 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and Monday, September 3 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
New episodes – never before seen on Cartoon Network – air Monday, September 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
Picking up immediately where Ben 10: Alien Force leaves off, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien follows 16-year-old Ben Tennyson as his life changes in major ways. The Omnitrix has been destroyed and Ben must now learn to master the secrets of the mysterious Ultimatrix, a new watch-like device that not only allows him to transform into a variety of alien super heroes, but also gives him the ability to activate evolved or “ultimate” versions of some of his most powerful alien entities. That’s only half of the changes in store for our hero, as a young savvy fanboy discovers Ben’s secret identity and reveals it to the world. Faced with newfound stardom, Ben must deal with obsessive fans and skeptics who view him as a nuisance.
Ben 10: Alien Swarm (Movie)
Airs Sunday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
Ben 10, Gwen Tennyson and Kevin Levin face their toughest challenge yet when an alien swarm threatens to take over the Earth. During an encounter with a shadowy group trying to sell alien nanotechnology on the black market, the team realizes that they have been lured into a trap when the alien microchips suddenly come to life. Recognizing that one of the dealers is Ben and Gwen’s childhood friend Elena, everyone believes she lured them into the trap – everyone except Ben. In a quest to prove Elena’s innocence and help her save her father, Ben uncovers a plot to use the nanochip hive to conquer the planet.
Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens (Canadian Premiere Movie)
Airs Monday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
Ten-year-old Ben Tennyson is finally back from his summer vacation and his life is a mess. Humiliated by his teacher, harassed by bullies, grounded by his parents, and cursed with a malfunctioning Omnitrix that’s vaporizing his homework, Ben jumps at the chance to get away from it all at the Total Alien Immersion training program on the far side of the galaxy. Little does Ben know that total immersion means he can never turn human again. Crashing back to earth and stuck in his alien forms, Ben becomes the target of an all-new evil alien, Retaliator, engaging in a deadly cross-world battle where nothing is as it seems.
Ben 10: Omniverse (Special Series Sneak Peek)
Airs Monday, September 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
The fourth series in the Ben 10 franchise finds our Ben Tennyson, now 16 years old, emerging as a solo hero. That is, until Ben’s grandpa Max teams him up with an alien named Rook on a mission to explore a secret alien city that brings back enemies from his past.
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