this London Comic Con press release from GamesPress via Gamasutra, Nickelodeon will be hosting a exclusive "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" presentation at MCM Expo London Comic Con 2012, which will be held in London, UK, on Saturday 26th May 2012 from 11.30am which will feature a exclusive sneak peek showing of Nickelodeon's brand new CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series, plus a exclusive Q&A session with the special panel stars Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", and Rich Magallanes, who is Nickelodeon's Senior Vice President for Current Animation:
What’s On At May's Comic Con?Also, from the official London MCM Expo websites official webpage for Nickelodeon's upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" special event at MCM Expo London Comic Con 2012, where you can also register and apply for tickets to Nickelodeon's special TMNT event at this years MCM Expo London Comic Con:
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 25-27 MAY
Britain's biggest pop culture festival, MCM Expo London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 25-27 May with an awesome line-up of movie, videogame, sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay content ready to entertain the show’s 60,000 plus visitors. Here are some highlights from our first wave of announcements!
MCM Expo London Comic Con's title sponsor is Universal Pictures' The Lorax, starring Danny DeVito. An animated comedy from the creators of Despicable Me, The Lorax is based on the much-loved children's book by Dr. Seuss.
London Comic Con has also teamed up with Universal Pictures to give fans the chance to attend the world premiere of upcoming fantasy blockbuster Snow White and the Huntsman at London's Leicester Square, 14 May. The competition opens at noon on Friday 4 May on www.londonexpo.com
FILM AND TV GUESTS
* Comic Con visitors will get a sneak peek at the next generation of turtles, as Nickelodeon previews its upcoming CG-reimagining of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animation with an exclusive presentation and Q&A. Taking place in the MCM Theatre from 11:30 am on Saturday 26 May, the special panel stars Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and Nickelodeon Senior Vice President, Current Animation Rich Magallanes.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back and Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, are coming to MCM Expo London Comic Con!You can find more information here on the official MCM Expo London Comic Con website, LondonExpo.com.
Visitors to May's show at ExCel will get a sneak peek at the next generation of turtles, as Nickelodeon previews its upcoming CG-reimagining of the classic animation with an exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presentation and Q&A.
Taking place in the show’s MCM Theatre from 11:30 am on Saturday 26 May, the special panel stars Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and Nickelodeon Senior Vice President, Current Animation Rich Magallanes. As well as getting the low-down on this exciting new series, every Q&A attendee will also receive a free Turtles item!
Featuring your favourite half-shell heroes – as well as April O'Neil, Splinter and Shredder – the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series breathes new life into the iconic characters of the much-loved franchise… and you can find out about it first at MCM Expo London Comic Con!
Also, from the Coventry Telegraph blog:
Nickelodeon to unveil new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at London Comic Con 2012Also, from Filmoria:
Michael Bay-produced TMNT film has left you with more doubt than delight, there's also a third animated TV series on the way.
And visitors to the 21st annual MCM Expo London Comic Con will be among the first to get a glimpse of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Nickelodeon UK will present an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming series as part of a presentation on Saturday, May 26, at 11.30 am, featuring Rich Magallanes, Nickelodeon senior vice president of animation and current series, and original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman.
"It is a huge thrill to be able to give UK fans a sneak peek of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," said Magallanes. "Working on the series has been a real privilege and a lot of fun. I'm excited to share the show with Turtles fans at MCM Expo."
Visitors to May's MCM Expo at ExCel will get an exclusive look at the next generation of turtles, as Nickelodeon UK previews its upcoming CG-reimagining of the classic animated series.
The show stars the voices of Jason Biggs (American Pie) as Leonardo, Sean Astin (Lord of The Rings) as Raphael, Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as Michelangelo and Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as Donatello. Paulsen also voiced the original Raphael from 1987-1996 in the first series.
Those that attend the special presentation and Q&A in the Expo's MCM Theatre will be able to set questions to Magallanes and Eastman, watch an exclusive clip of the series and will receive a free Teenage Nutant Ninja Turtles item. Those that would like to attend the presentation can do so by registering for a place at www.londonexpo.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/
Note that registration requires a valid Early Entry Saturday or Weekend MCM Expo ticket.
To buy tickets to the MCM London Comic Con at Excel London on 25-27 May, please visit: https://www.mcmexpostore.com/store/
London MCM Comic Con To Feature First Look At Nickelodeon's New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'Also, Tweeted (posted) by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's Press Office on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUKPR):
Fortunately, London’s MCM Comic Con, set to hit the Excel centre on 25-27th May, has an exclusive first-look at Nickelodeon‘s updated version of the hugely popular series. On Saturday 26th May at 11.30am, Nickelodeon‘s very own Senior Vice President, Animation Current Series, Rich Magallanes and original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman will be part of a special presentation featuring a sneak peek at the new show as well as answering fans’ questions.
Those fortunate enough to secure a place and be part of this presentation will be rewarded with a special free Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles item as well as have the opportunity to pose a question or two to Eastman and Magallanes, as well as gain bragging rights in being one of the people to gain a first look at the new series before anyone else. To register your place for this part of the expo head to www.londonexpo.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/
A CG-reimagining of the classic tale, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles features the voice talents of Jason Biggs as Leonardo, Sean Astin as Raphael, Greg Cipes as Michaelangelo and Rob Paulsen, the original voice of Raphael in the classic series, voicing Donatello. The show will premiere on Nickelodeon in the Autumn.
This is one of many exciting events happening at the London MCM Comic Con and be sure to keep checking back on Filmoria to find out more of what to expect at the expo on 25-27th May.
Be sure to check www.londonexpo.com for even more information on the event, as well as visiting their Facebook page www.facebook.com/mcmexpo, Twitter www.twitter.com/mcmexpo and YouTube page www.youtube.com/mcmexpo .
For tickets to the expo at London’s Excel Centre on 25-27 May visit https://www.mcmexpostore.com/store/
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Below is a Nickelodeon "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" news article from BleedingCool.com, which features information and details about Nickelodeon's brand new CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series which were revealed by Nickelodeon's Senior Vice President for Current Animation, Rich Magallanes, and Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", at Nickelodeon's exclusive "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" presentation at the MCM Expo London Comic Con 2012 on Saturday 26th May 2012, which featured a exclusive sneak peek showing of Nickelodeon's brand new CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television show, and a exclusive Q&A session with Rich Magallanes and Kevin Eastman:I'm looking forward to it. What's the free gift for all the attendees?@NickelodeonUKPR: we don't want to spoil the surprise, hope you can wait till saturday! #nickturtles
Kevin Eastman On The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles And Our First Impressions Of Some Footage
I’m not down at the MCM Expo today but that Shaw Williams character is and she called me up to fill me in on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presentation and following Q&A with Kevin Eastman.
She’s rushed off her feet down there, but she’s passed me her notes to misinterpret wildly.
Let’s start with the footage, which comes from Nickelodeon’s upcoming carton reboot. Proof that it’s a reboot, if proof be need be? Hannah believes episode one to be an origin story, showing the turtles “coming up to the surface of the world for the first time.”
It wasn’t clear if the footage screened was from this episode, or if it was clear, Hannah [...] didn’t pick up on it. She said that the animation was good, but some of the writing was a bit off. This she blamed on the use of Michaelangelo as a forced comic relief.
Having seen The Krang in action, Hannah tried to describe their squishy brain in a cyber body look by saying that they were cyber bodies with just a squishy brain thing inside. She did confirm, however, that we’re looking at The Krang, emphasis on the The. This is a whole race, not a one-off Krang character.
The series’ main villain, she confirmed, was Shredder.
One of the points of reinvention was the new April O’Neill who is, now, a young girl. The reason for this, according to Eastman, was that they thought about it for a bit and decided, actually, having a thirty-something lady hanging around with these teenage boys was actually kind of creepy. Less creepy is a human teenage girl hanging out with a bunch of mutated turtles, of course. I suppose that’s the conceit of the piece; that they’re just boys, really, at a subtext level.
The music in the show is going to be hip hop, drum and bass and dubstep. Will the beloved theme tune be coming back? Eastman refused to answer, saying that he liked the original tune, and… Yeah, who are we kidding. He’d have just said “No,” if it wasn’t. I expect there’s a new hip-hop theme coming.
Maybe, just maybe, that’s got something to do with Kid Cudi? Would make a kind of sense.
NEWSFLASH: The cartoon series is going to be supported by a new toy line. Hannah tells me:
The party van is coming back and a motorbike which converts into stealth mode, which basically means it gets a tortoiseshell on top.
Where the heck is that a stealth mode? A beach in Malaysia?
Eastman was also asked about the in-development Ninja Turtle movie. He said that he likes what he has seen – though what this is was not clear. It may have been concept art, test footage, script pages, pre-viz or anything. He didn’t clarify what involvement he has with the film, so it could be as simple as him being on the payroll as chief Man Who Says He’s Seen Some Stuff And We Don’t Need To Worry.
Specifically in respect of the new, alien-world origin calculated for the Turtles, Eastman said that “it won’t get in the way.”
So there we go. “The animation looked quite good” was the bit I wanted to hear, and I did. Look forward to checking it out myself.