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Ben 10: ALIEN FORCE proved to be a ratings juggernaut when it premiered on Cartoon Network last Friday night (8-9 p.m., ET/PT). It set new records as the most-watched original series premiere in Cartoon Network history among kids 6-11, boys 6-11, boys 2-11 and Households, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The one-hour premiere also scored as the #1 telecast of the day on all television — both cable and broadcast — with kids 9-14, boys 6-11 boys 2-11 and households. Also, the BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE premiere out-performed the original BEN 10 series premiere on January 13, 2006.
BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE begins the next chapter in the continuing BEN 10 saga five years later when 15-year-old Ben Tennyson chooses to once again put on the OMNITRIX and discovers that it has reconfigured his DNA and can now transform him into 10 brand new aliens. Joined by his super-powered cousin Gwen Tennyson and his equally powerful former enemy Kevin Levin, Ben is on a mission to find his missing Grandpa Max. In order to save his Grandpa, Ben must defeat the evil DNALIENS, a powerful alien race intent on destroying the galaxy, starting with planet Earth.
Igor stars the voices of Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, Jennifer Coolidge, Molly Shannon, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, John Cusack and Sean Hayes. The movie will be released on September 19, 2008.
Shout! Factory has released today Oban Star-Racers Vol. 1: The Alwas Cycle on DVD with Oban Star-Racers Vol. 2: The Oban Cycle following on May 20, 2008. Each volume of these DVDs feature 13 completely uncut episodes.
Volume One: Itâ€™s 2082. Ten thousand years have passed since the last great race on the remote planet of Oban. Now the time has come for the pilots of the galaxy to compete in a new race, and Earth is more than ready with its spectacular Whizzing Arrow star-racer. Built and maintained by racing legend Don Weiâ€™s team of engineers and mechanics, the Whizzing Arrow has become the Earthâ€™s only hope against annihilation by the greatest foe the world has ever seenâ€”the menacing Crog Imperium.
Thereâ€™s just one problem: Once he arrives on the distant planet of Alwas for the competition, Weiâ€™s top pilot is forced into early retirement, and the controls of the Whizzing Arrow are placed into the inexperienced hands of â€œMolly,â€ a 15-year-old racing prodigy!
Volume Two: The satellite tournament on Alwas has been completed, and Molly and the crew of the Whizzing Arrow have qualified to compete on Oban for the mysterious Ultimate Prize. Can young Molly outrun the competition, save Earth and win the power to bring her mother back to life? See this epic anime adventure which features spectacular mixed-media, combining 2D Japanese-animated characters with 3D animated ships and races. To maintain the quality and originality of this project, creator and animator Savin Yeatman-Eiffel spent nine years on a personal mission to complete this series with no influence from outside investors.
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Sometimes human beings have to decide between habit and survival. Sadly, and unlike other animal species, we don’t always have clear enough priorities. This short film shows an example not too far from (sur)reality.