Ben 10 is an American animated series created by Man of Action (group consisting of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle), and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The series is for young children from the ages 5 to 14, and it is about a boy who gets a watch-like alien device called the 'Omnitrix' (the prefix omni- means all). Attached to his wrist, this allows him to transform into various alien creatures. The pilot episode aired on December 27, 2005, as part of a sneak peek of Cartoon Network's Saturday morning lineup. The second episode was shown as a special on Cartoon Network's Fridays on January 13, 2006. And the final regular episode aired on April 15, 2008. The series gradually became popular among audiences, gradually evolving into a franchise. Ben 10 was succeeded by Ben 10: Alien Force, which itself was succeeded in April 2010 by Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. A new series called Ben 10: Omniverse is set to premiere September 2012.
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