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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Release Date:
1 August 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The continuing adventures of Ben Tennyson and his new partner, Rook.
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 41)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Ben Tennyson / ... (78 episodes, 2012-2014)

Bumper Robinson ... Rook Blonko / ... (70 episodes, 2012-2014)
Eric Bauza ... Driba / ... (52 episodes, 2012-2014)

Paul Eiding ... Max Tennyson / ... (51 episodes, 2012-2014)

David Kaye ... Khyber / ... (49 episodes, 2012-2014)

Dee Bradley Baker ... Crashhopper / ... (45 episodes, 2012-2014)

John DiMaggio ... Four Arms / ... (41 episodes, 2012-2014)

Tara Strong ... Young Ben Tennyson / ... (37 episodes, 2012-2014)
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Series Directed by
Dan Riba (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jae Hong Kim (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Christopher Berkeley (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Joe Casey (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
Joe Kelly (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
Duncan Rouleau (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
Steven T. Seagle (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
David McDermott (9 episodes, 2012-2014)
Len Uhley (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
Eugene Son (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Matt Wayne (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
Geoffrey Thorne (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Tom Pugsley (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jonathan Callan (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Charlotte Fullerton (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Len Wein (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Marty Isenberg (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Dwayne McDuffie (2 episodes, 2012)
Richard Pursel (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Rob Hoegee (2 episodes, 2014)
Eric Wallace (2 episodes, 2014)

Series Produced by
Matt Youngberg .... supervising producer (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
Vince Aniceto .... producer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Donna Smith .... producer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Rob Sorcher .... executive producer: Cartoon Network (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tramm Wigzell .... executive producer: Cartoon Network (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Brian A. Miller .... executive producer: Cartoon Network Studios (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jennifer Pelphrey .... executive producer: Cartoon Network Studios (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Original Music by
Sebastian Evans (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Casting by
Susan Blu (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Art Direction by
Derrick Wyatt (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Production Management
Tony Tedford .... post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Art Department
Shayne Poindexter .... prop designer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Norm Ryang .... prop designer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tanner Johnson .... storyboard artist (18 episodes, 2012-2014)
Fill Marc Sagadraca .... storyboard artist (18 episodes, 2012-2014)
Claire Lenth .... background painter (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tom De Rosier .... storyboard artist (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
Justin Copeland .... storyboard revisionist / storyboard artist (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jae Hong Kim .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jae Woo Kim .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
Steve Ahn .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
Chris Copeland .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
Chap Yaep .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
James Yang .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
Ben Jones .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014)
Aluir Amancio .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Matthew Long .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisionist (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jason Zurek .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Keo Thongkham .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
T.J. Collins .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2012)
Calvin Tsang .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2012)
Alex Dilts .... prop designer (3 episodes, 2013)
John Fang .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Arthur Lee .... prop designer (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Thomas Ryder III .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2012)
Tony Santo .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2012)
Roy Burdine .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Mark Howard .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2013)
Seung-Hyun Oh .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Sound Department
Gerardo Gonzalez .... sound effects editor (61 episodes, 2012-2014)
Matthew Thomas Hall .... sound effects editor (60 episodes, 2012-2014)
Roger Pallan .... foley artist / sound effects editor (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jeff Shiffman .... supervising sound editor (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
Otis Van Osten .... supervising sound editor (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tony Ostyn .... dialogue editor (21 episodes, 2012-2013)
Carlos Sanches .... re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
Chris Hoetger .... machine room operator (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Karie Gima Pham .... recording studio manager (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Robert Serda .... recording engineer (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Josh Eckberg .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
D.J. Lynch .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Animation Department
Steven Choi .... character designer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Robert Haverland .... background supervisor (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Christopher Hooten .... color supervisor (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Richard Kim .... background painter (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Rebecca Lau .... background painter (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tec Manalac .... background designer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tom McLaughlin .... sheet timer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Maribel Pozos .... color key / background painter (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
George W. Stokes .... background designer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Derrick Wyatt .... character designer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Robert Alvarez .... sheet timer (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Chap Yaep .... character designer (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mike Yang .... animatic timer (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Sandy Benenati .... animation checker (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
Miguel Jimenez .... animatic coordinator (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
John Paik .... background designer (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Addis Zaryan .... color key (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
Randy Myers .... sheet timer (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Nora Murphy .... background painter (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
Richard Collado .... sheet timer (9 episodes, 2012-2013)
Alex Dilts .... background designer (9 episodes, 2012-2013)
Byung-Ki Lee .... overseas animation director (9 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mike Collins .... clean-up artist / character designer (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Rodel Gravo .... background designer (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Shakeh Haghnazarian .... character designer (8 episodes, 2012)
Wendy Park .... background artist / background painter (8 episodes, 2012)
Dou Hong .... character designer (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Won Hee Jin .... sequence director (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
Alex Lee .... background designer (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Yohan Hahn .... overseas animation director / overseas animation supervisor (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Wang Yup Kim .... overseas animation director (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jonard Soriano .... background designer (3 episodes, 2012)
Jeon Sang Un .... sequence director (3 episodes, 2013)
Thomas Perkins .... character designer (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tim Allen .... background designer (2 episodes, 2012)
Se Young Chung .... overseas animation director / overseas animation supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Cynthia Ignacio .... background designer (2 episodes, 2012)
Heonkuk Park .... overseas animation director (2 episodes, 2012)
Ma Gang Park .... overseas animation director / overseas animation supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Jennifer Patton .... background painter (2 episodes, 2013)
Park Hye Sung .... sequence director (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Anna Granfors .... additional editor (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Alicia Parkinson .... post-production coordinator (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tony Tedford .... picture editor (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Music Department
Parry Gripp .... main title theme by (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Other crew
Charlotte Fullerton .... story editor (79 episodes, 2012-2014)
Matt Wayne .... story editor (79 episodes, 2012-2014)
Linda Barry .... production administration (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Susan Blu .... voice director (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Patricia Burgos .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Eric John Cookmeyer .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Antonio Gonella .... director of production technology (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Brian E.S. Jones .... current series executive (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Cecilia Rheins .... production estimator (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jennifer Fujikawa .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
Maria Vitan .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2012-2014)
Carolyn Urban .... production estimator (2 episodes, 2013)
 

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"Ben 10: Omniverse-Galactic Monsters" - USA (fifth season title)
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As much of the same cast has worked on the fan-favorite Transformers show "Transformers: Animated" (2007), including art director and big-time Transformers nut Derrick Wyatt, this cartoon contains a number of hidden references or "easter-eggs" to that series. For example in one of the episodes, Grimlock's sword and Lockdown's hook-hand appear in Khyber's trophy-room. One of the villain henchmen from the series pilot was meanwhile based on a character from "Challenge of the GoBots" (1984).See more »

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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A more appropriate title would have been... Ben 10: Dumbed Down, 3 February 2013
Author: luke-mit from United Kingdom

So, we're well into the series now and I feel like I can safely judge it. I was willing to give it a chance but now it's just starting to feel like a waste of my time.

First of all, I would seriously not recommend the show to anyone of an older age, Cartoon Network were not happy with the darker, mature direction that AF and UA had taken (as this caused toy sales to plummet) and have ordered Omniverse to go a much more childish route.

I wouldn't recommend it to fans of previous Ben 10 shows either. Remember 'Fool's Gold' and 'The Mother Of All Vreedles', i.e. the worst episodes of the entire franchise? Well that's the standard that Omniverse has generally taken.

Story. So, let's start with the stories Omniverse is dealing with. The majority of them are ridiculous. This franchise used to have pretty good logic, but this new show favours comedic situations over anything of real substance. Alien threats have been trivialised, bad guys are now jokes and the good guys are just as bad. As an example to help you understand what I'm talking about, a big pig guy recently attacked Ben because he ate a hamburger... yes, this is what Ben 10 has become. An important note about the plots is that there is no more complexity. It's honestly as if the majority of the stories have been written for the brain-dead... Now, there have been glimpses of greatness. The concept of the 'Nemetrix' serves as a great evil opposition to the Omnitrix, but it rarely gets used as anything more than an obstacle in Ben's way and it hardly ever feels like a real threat. Another thing that works, and is probably the most interesting angle of this series, the fact that we get to see young Ben and teen Ben. But the problem is that it is hardly ever used. This is a recurring theme with Omniverse, there are some good ideas but the execution is absolutely horrid and is seemingly just there to pad out some comedy. Oh, and there's always the episode "Blukic & Driba go to Mr. Smoothy's" which might just be the worst episode of any television show I have ever seen. DO NOT WATCH IT. It isn't just enough to put you off Ben 10, it's enough to put you off television as an entertainment medium all together. What's even more worrying is that this episode is considered one of the maker's favourite.

Design & Animation. I actually don't mind the new look. I certainly don't like it, but I can stomach it. It reflects the tone and style of Omniverse and it lets the same characters be sold again in toy form... I have to admit I love the fact background alien characters aren't just all the same anymore, which was a major problem in AF and UA. In this show, everyone seems to be rather unique and different in their own way.

Characters. Ben has reverted back to being an extremely immature individual. Any character development has been thrown out of the window in favour of setting up a relationship with his new partner, 'Rook', who is extremely serious and serves as an opposite to Ben. What can I say about Rook? Well, he's extremely boring. That's all I can say about Rook. Gwen & Kevin are pretty much always absent for the series, but when they do come back they're great as usual. The plumbers have become a bunch of idiotic, mumbling fools in Omniverse. I was so excited that we would be getting to see more plumbers but most are unbearable to watch. Especially Blukic and Driba. If their dialogue doesn't turn you off, the voice acting will. The baddies have also become a bunch of idiotic, mumbling fools. Are you starting to notice a trend? Seriously, how is the audience meant to believe that any of these villains are an actual threat when they're nothing more than jokes. This is one of the worst things in the show. It is absolutely appalling how characters are being treated. The only villain that seems a threat is Malware, who genuinely is quite scary and has a rather interested backstory. He's one of the few reasons why anyone should watch the show.

Ben 10 Omniverse is completely unlike anything else in the Ben 10 franchise. It's not just a new direction, it's a whole new show. I understand that CN wanted to re-capture children again, but I wouldn't even recommend this for that age group. Whilst we get glimmers of good morals, most of the time characters get away with things that could be bad influences on kids. The stories are un-inspiring, most of the characters fall flat. This is not worthy of the Ben 10 name.

If it weren't for it's predecessors, I would have rated the show a bit higher. But it is a sequel and therefore it must be viewed in context with them. What was once an interesting action franchise, is now a comedic, brainless bore. This is dumbed down Ben 10.

I hope this show sees it end soon but I worry that audiences will lap it up. If we've learnt anything from the television-watching audience these days, it's that most people do not want to think. They want to sit in front of a television and be spoon-fed everything.

I understand this review is highly negative, but as a huge fan of Ben 10 I was sorely disappointed with this offering. I was optimistic and excited about Omniverse but as each episode passed, my faith faded. To end this review I will just state that this franchise has now lost me as a viewer, I refuse to support something of such poor, mindless quality.

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