Sunday, July 22, 2018

Nickelodeon USA to Premiere 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' on Monday 17th September 2018

Nickelodeon has just announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 that Nick USA will start to premiere and show Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Monday 17th September 2018! COWABUNGA! More news coming soon!


Ready to Rise? The trailer for Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series is emerging from the sewer, and you can get a glimpse right here, mere seconds after it made its debut during Nick's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comic-Con panel!

Debuting Sept. 17, the Nickelodeon 2-D animated action-comedy — which centers on four crime-fighting turtle brothers with emerging ninja powers and reimagines some TMNT dynamics — will see the quartet “encounter absurd mutants and battle bizarre villains, each with their own motivations” and “discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City.” The amped-up trailer offers assorted calls to action and one Jersey joke.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles features a celeb-heavy voice cast, including Omar Miller (Ballers) as the oldest sibling/ringleader Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as the charming Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as tech whiz Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as the skateboarding artist Michelangelo, and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as human friend April O’Neil — and the first African-American April. Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) also joins the cast as Splinter, both father figure and sensei to the turtles, while John Cena plays the villain Baron Draxum, who’s determined to turn everyone on Earth into mutants.

Even more famous folks have been added to the guest cast: Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) voices a giant spider mutant named Big Mama; John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect) is Warren Stone, a former news anchor turned mutant earthworm; Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) voices Albearto, a birthday-loving robot; Veep stars Sam Richardson and Tim Simons will be heard as a pair of Draxum’s gargoyles named Huginn and Muninn; Sex Pistols and PiL singer John Rotten Lydon voices a power-seeking mutant pig named Meat Sweats; Rhys Darby (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) is Hypno-Potamus, a mutant magician/hippo; Jorge Gutierrez (El Tigre) is Ghostbear, a human pro-wrestler champion who likes to cheat; Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) plays Foot Lieutenant, the leader of the Foot Clan; and Maurice LaMarche (Animaniacs) is Foot Brute, the Foot Lieutenant’s right-hand man.

If you don’t want to wait until September to check out Rise, the first episode can be previewed at Friday, July 20, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise started in the ’80s as a comic book series, expanding its footprint into film (Megan Fox and Will Arnett starred in two Michael Bay TMNT moves in 2014 and 2016), TV, and video games. Nickelodeon aired a 3-D computer animated series titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that ran from 2012 to 2017. A third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is in the works.

Watch Nickelodeon's latest Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles below, via Entertainment Weekly!:

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 🗡️ NEW Series OFFICIAL TRAILER w/ Bonus SNEAK PEEK | Nick



The first OFFICIAL TRAILER for the brand new series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is here! 🍕Watch Raph, Leo, Donnie, and Mikey as they use their new powers and weapons to take on a new group of mutant villains that are big, bad, and…. from NEW JERSEY?! Make sure to stick around ‘till the end for a sneak peek of the very first episode! What are you most excited for?! Let me know in the comments below. Remember to follow NickALive! for all things Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! 🐢

Some of the vibrant and gorgeous Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backgrounds revealed at TMNT SDCC panel!


Also, from TVLine:

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: First Look at John Cena as Baron Draxum — Plus, Watch Trailer


We hope the Ninja Turtles are ready for a Five Knuckle Shuffle.

John Cena is among the famous names voicing a villain on Nickelodeon’s upcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and TVLine has an exclusive first look at his character — the sinister, self-referential Baron Draxum — in action, part of a clip screened during the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday.

Additional TV stars lending their voices to anti-Turtle villains include Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), John Michael Higgins (Great News), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Sam Richardson (Detroiters) and Tim Simons (Veep).

“As a kid, I always dreamed of being a Ninja Turtle, fashioning Bos and Katanas out of sticks in my backyard,” says Simons, who voices one of Baron’s gargoyles. “I’m unbelievably happy to be involved, even if it means that today’s kids are going to be role-playing against me as one of the bad guys.”

Rise of the TMNT‘s main voice cast includes Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Omar Benson Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re the Worst) as Michelangelo, Eric Bauza (DuckTales) as Splinter and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil.

The new series premieres Monday, Sept. 17. Hit PLAY on the video [here] to watch the Turtles face off against Baron Draxum, then watch the official trailer below and drop a comment with your thoughts.

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Also, from Collider:

Nickelodeon’s ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Unveils an Action-Packed New Trailer

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans emerged at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 for Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel where the new voice cast–Omar Miller as Raph, Ben Schwartz as Leo, Josh Brener as Donnie, Brandon Mychal Smith as Mikey, Kat Graham as April O’Neil, and Eric Bauza as Splinter–along with the co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen shared what to expect in the latest incarnation of Turtles, a reinvention of the world-famous franchise. Moderated by Keely Flaherty of BuzzFeed, the panel included behind-the-scenes reveals, a brand-new trailer, and never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series.

Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey emerge from the sewers and tap into undiscovered ninja powers in Nickelodeon’s reimagined, 2D-animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, debuting Monday, September 17th. The action-comedy series follows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. In the months following, the series will premiere globally across Nickelodeon’s channels and branded blocks in 170+ countries and territories.

Take a look at the brand-new trailer below, followed by an exclusive quote from super-villainous guest star Rhys Darby and a new look at the villains of Rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in our gallery:

Here’s what Darby had to say:

“As a kid I would run home from school to watch the greatest cartoon in the world. I can’t believe that little ole me is now part of the TMNT universe. Finally, the magical kiwi hippo gets his day in the sun. What a pleasure it is to play him on TMNT! I’ve been telling people that New Zealand has magical hippos for years, maybe now you’ll all start taking me seriously!”


Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows the Turtles on all-new adventures as they master new powers, encounter absurd mutants and battle bizarre villains, each with their own motivations. Ranging from mystics, mutants and madmen, new creatures and villains emerge to take on Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey in battles across New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the brothers learn to work together and navigate the perils of New York City and the hidden realms below in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes.


Pictured (L-R): Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles villains Warren Stone, Meat Sweats, The Crab Brothers, Baron Draxum, Hypno-Potamus, and Repo Mantis.


John Michael Higgins voices Warren Stone in Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Tom Kenny voices Albearto in Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Lena Heady voices Big Mama in Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


John Rotten Lydon voices Meat Sweats in Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Jorge Gutierrez voices Ghostbear in Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Sam Richardson voices Munnin in Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Tim Simons voices Huginn in Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Pictured (clockwise): Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, April O’Neil, Raphael and Splinter face all new villains in in Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The line-up of guest stars voicing these new mutants and bizarre villains includes: Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Big Mama, a gigantic spider mutant; John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect) as Warren Stone, a former news anchor turned mutant earthworm; Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Albearto, a singing, birthday-loving rampaging robot; Sam Richardson and Tim Simons (Veep) as Muninn and Huginn, gargoyles who are never far from their master, Baron Draxum; John Rotten Lydon (Public Image Ltd ‘PiL’ and Sex Pistols) as Meat Sweats, a power-hungry mutant pig; Rhys Darby (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as Hypno-Potamus, a mutant magician/hippo; and Jorge Gutierrez (El Tigre) as Ghostbear, a human pro-wrestler champion with a taste for cheating.

In addition, Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Maurice LaMarche (Animaniacs) reunite behind the mic as Foot Lieutenant, the de-facto leader of the Foot Clan, and Foot Brute, the Foot Lieutenant’s right hand man.

In the half-hour launch episode, “Mystic Mayhem,” the Turtles discover for the first time that they’re not the weirdest things in New York. Fans can watch a sneak peek of “Mystic Mayhem” on Friday, July 20th, at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Additional episodes will be available on the Nick App, Nick.com, and Nick On Demand.

The series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raph, a jagged-shelled snapping turtle; Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leo, a red-eared slider turtle; Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donnie, a soft-shell turtle; Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Mikey, a box turtle; Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker; Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles; and WWE Superstar John Cena as the villainous, Baron Draxum.

The new 26-episode series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank. Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series.

Viewers can visit the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles page on Nick.com and Facebook for more information and follow @TMNT everywhere else for Turtle Power updates.

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Also, from Animation Magazine:

SDCC: Nick Reveals Trailer, Premiere Date for ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

San Diego got a major infusion of Turtle Power today as the Comic-Con panel for franchise revamp Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took fans behind-the-scenes, sneaked never-before-seen clips, and revealed the new trailer and premiere date: Monday, September 17! The panel featured new voice cast Omar Miller (Raph), Ben Schwartz (Leo), Josh Brener (Donnie), Brandon Mychal Smith (Mikey), Kat Graham (April O’Neil) and Eric Bauza (Splinter), co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen; moderated by Keely Flaherty of BuzzFeed.

Nickelodeon has also let new guest star info and character art slip out of its shell. The lineup of new mutants and bizarre villains includes Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Big Mama, a gigantic spider mutant; John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect) as Warren Stone, a former news anchor turned mutant earthworm; Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Albearto, a singing, birthday-loving rampaging robot; Sam Richardson and Tim Simons (Veep) as Muninn and Huginn, gargoyles who are never far from their master, Baron Draxum (voiced by WWE Superstar John Cena); John Rotten Lydon (Public Image Ltd. and Sex Pistols) as Meat Sweats, a power-hungry mutant pig; Rhys Darby (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as Hypno-Potamus, a mutant magician/hippo; and Jorge Gutierrez (El Tigre) as Ghostbear, a human pro-wrestler champion with a taste for cheating.

“Playing an arch-fiend in the TMNT universe finally means I have arrived!” said Higgins. “First, I got a gold-embossed letter from SAVNeT (Society of Arch Villains of the Ninja Turtles) and then we all did our Caribbean cruise, and of course the Mini-Golf Tournament. Though Warren Stone is an incorrigible criminal and a thoroughly rotten character, I have great respect for him. He takes his broadcasting career very seriously and will leave no Stone unturned to cheat someone out of what is rightfully his. Also, I’m glad the show is animated because everything that happens to Warren Stone looks like it hurts like crazy.”

Plus, Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche reunite as Foot Lieutenant, the de-facto leader of the sinister Foot Clan; and Foot Brute, his right-hand man.

The 26-episode series is co-exec produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Art Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank.

The 2D-animated action-comedy follows the Turtles on all-new adventures as they master new powers, while bizarre and mutated creatures and villains emerge to take on Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey in battles across New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the brothers learn to work together and navigate the perils of New York City and the hidden realms below to fulfill their destiny as heroes.

The half-hour launch episode “Mystic Mayhem” sees the Turtles discover that, much to their surprise, they’re not the weirdest New Yorkers around… Fans can catch a sneak peek of this adventure on Friday, July 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon. Additional episodes will be available on the Nick App, nick.com and Nick On Demand. Rise is set to roll out on Nickelodeon channels and branded programming blocks in more than 170 countries and territories following the Sept. 17 debut.

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Also, from SyFy Wire:

RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ANNOUNCE VILLAIN CAST INCLUDING JOHN CENA, LENA HEADEY, JOHNNY ROTTEN, MORE AT COMIC-CON

Cowabunga, indeed. The turtles are back and better than ever. With the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles upon us thanks to their new show at Nickelodeon, a new generation of pizza-chomping, ninja-stomping kids is about to learn about some classically-named mutant reptiles.

After debuting a trailer and a theme song, all that was left for the show was to introduce the cast and show some action from this jacked, angular iteration of TMNT. At their presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, that’s exactly what they did - with one evil announcement in particular dominating the day.

The panel included the full voice cast of the heroes in a half shell - Omar Miller (Raph), Ben Schwartz (Leo), Josh Brener (Donnie), and Brandon Smith (Mikey) - and their friends - a fully-costumed Kat Graham (April) and the incredible Eric Bauza (Splinter). Co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward were also in attendence, joining Rob Paulsen, the voice of every single one of your favorite animated characters (seriously - the guy has almost 500 acting credits), who is also featured on the team as their voice director. But you're not here to be dazzled by voice acting legends, you want details about this new spin on the turtles.

According to Graham, she wanted to bring fierceness and sass to April's character so that "the girls feel like they have some representation" even though it's a cartoon about four dude turtles whooping up on baddies. Brener described Paulsen's role as like The Giver, being the inter-generational link for the TMNT lore, as the actors all confirmed that they all felt free to play around with the voices and find their own take on the classic characters - with even Splinter getting a little wacky.

Something else a little different is the weaponry used by the turtles. No longer the standard katana, bo staff, sai, and nunchaku, this iteration of turtles are getting a bit more fantastical in their combat abilities: with the arsenal adding a whole new swath of Japanese-influenced murder sticks. But more exciting are the villains they'll be whacking with them.

And holy shell, is this cast stacked. John Cena, Lena Headey, Johnny Rotten, Rhys Darby, John Michael Higgens, and more are coming to the upcoming season as baddies. Headey plays Big Mama, a crime boss akin to Kingpin, said Suriano, while Rotten plays a character named...Meat Sweats. Yuck. I can't wait.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres this September.

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Also, from SyFy Wire:

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles announce villain cast including John Cena, Lena Headey, Johnny Rotten, more at Comic-Con

Cowabunga, indeed. The turtles are back and better than ever. With the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles upon us thanks to their new show at Nickelodeon, a new generation of pizza-chomping, ninja-stomping kids is about to learn about some classically named mutant reptiles.

After debuting a trailer and a theme song, all that was left for the show was to introduce the cast and show some action from this jacked, angular iteration of TMNT. At their presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, that’s exactly what they did -- with one evil announcement in particular dominating the day.

The panel included the full voice cast of the heroes in a half shell -- Omar Miller (Raph), Ben Schwartz (Leo), Josh Brener (Donnie), and Brandon Smith (Mikey) -- and their friends -- a fully costumed Kat Graham (April) and the incredible Eric Bauza (Splinter). Co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward were also in attendence, joining Rob Paulsen, the voice of every single one of your favorite animated characters (seriously -- the guy has almost 500 acting credits), who is also featured on the team as their voice director. But you're not here to be dazzled by voice acting legends, you want details about this new spin on the turtles.

According to Graham, she wanted to bring fierceness and sass to April's character so that "the girls feel like they have some representation" even though it's a cartoon about four dude turtles whooping up on baddies. Brener described Paulsen's role as like The Giver, being the inter-generational link for the TMNT lore, as the actors all confirmed that they all felt free to play around with the voices and find their own take on the classic characters -- with even Splinter getting a little wacky.

Something else a little different is the weaponry used by the turtles. No longer the standard katana, bo staff, sai, and nunchaku, this iteration of turtles are getting a bit more fantastical in their combat abilities: with the arsenal adding a whole new swath of Japanese-influenced murder sticks. But more exciting are the villains they'll be whacking with them.

And holy shell, is this cast stacked. John Cena, Lena Headey, Johnny Rotten, Rhys Darby, John Michael Higgens, and more are coming to the upcoming season as baddies. Headey plays Big Mama, a crime boss akin to Kingpin, said Suriano, while Rotten plays a character named...Meat Sweats. Yuck. I can't wait.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres this September.

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More Nick: Nickelodeon USA to Air First Episode of 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' on Friday 20th July 2018!

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