DVD Review: Ben 10 (Out to Launch)

Most cartoons that feature a kid able to transform as a super power had them assume one superhero form. Billy Batson can only turn into Captain Marvel. But Ben 10 figured a great work around by having Ben Tennyson find an Omnitrix. This mysterious watch-like device allows Ben to transform into 10 different aliens in order to battle invaders from other planets. He’s kinda like a golfer in that he gets to size up the enemy, pick a club and make his hit. Now Ben 10 has been rebooted for Cartoon Network and has become a bit of a hit once more. Ben 10: Out to Launch features the first 18 episodes of season two.

The big change for the new Ben 10 is that Ben Tennyson (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic‘s Tara Strong), his cousin Gwendolyn (Montserrat Hernandez) and Grandfather Max (Transformers‘ David Kaye) are cruising around the country during summer vacation when they battle invaders. This good since it keeps things from always happening in the same town. Ben will have an exciting essay when he gets back to school to crank out his “What I did on my summer vacation” tome.

The show’s third season premieres in March on the Cartoon Network. The channel has already put in an order for a forth season so there’s plenty of Ben 10 to come this year and beyond.

Here’s Josie’s review of Ben 10: Out to Launch:

The video is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The transfer brings out the differences in the various alien choices for Ben. The audio is Dolby Digital 2.0. The levels get into the crunching action. The subtitles are in English.

No bonus features.

Cartoon Network and Warner Home Video present Ben 10: Out to Launch. Starring: Tara Strong, Montserrat Hernandez, David Kaye, Dee Bradley Baker & Greg Cipes. Rated: Unrated. Boxset Contents: 18 episodes on 1 DVD. Released: February 12, 2019.

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