Ben 10 is an American animated TV series and media franchise created by Man of Action Studios and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The franchise revolves around a boy named Ben Tennyson who acquires a watch-like alien device (the Omnitrix) which allows the wearer to transform into ten different alien creatures. The Ben 10 franchise has received wide critical acclaim, winning three Emmy Awards. Worldwide it has grossed over $4.5 billion in retail sales. The franchise has four movies, all of which aired on Cartoon Network between August 2007 and March 2012. With an 12-year old franchise, it is the longest Cartoon Network original series to date.