You can’t keep a good turtle down! Nickelodeon has a new animated series premiering sometime in 2018. The new series is Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with an all new voice cast starring Kat Graham (April O’Neil), Josh Brener (Donatello), Omar Miller (Raphael), Brandon Mychal Smith (Michelangelo), Ben Schwartz (Leonardo) and a returning favorite Eric ‘Tiger Claw’ Bauza (Splinter). The 26 episode 2D-animated series will be voice directed by Rob Paulsen (Donatello 1987 TMNT series) who has over 2,000 half-hours of animation voice-over experience that he will use steering the new cast. Rounding out the team is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.
“I used to sing the TMNT theme song daily on the bus on my way to elementary school and Raphael was my favorite Turtle. To get to voice this fictional character who had such a giant positive impact on my childhood is an honor. And to boot, I’m being directed by the man who voiced Raphael in my childhood.”, Omar Miller (Raphael)
The new cast have major comedic chops so will bring a new energy and direction to the characters personalities and sound! In the new series Raphael will be the big bro leader; Leonardo is the rebel with a heart of gold; Donatello a skilled ninja that knows his way around a motherboard; Michelangelo the renaissance baby brother of many talents; April O’Neil the BFF who always has their back and Splinter the daddy and sensei of the bunch bestowing wisdom and dropping knowledge.
“I’ve watched TMNT since I was a little girl. I’m so proud to be playing the first African-American April O’Neil. What an incredible honor for me and milestone for this iconic cartoon. I’m excited for all the adventures the Turtles and I will have!”, Kat Graham (April O’Neil)
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo on all-new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the Turtles will encounter absurd new mutants and battle bizarre creatures all while enjoying their favorite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed, the four brothers must learn to work together and navigate the perils of the modern age and hidden realms in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes.
“This incredible roster of voice actors provides a fresh take on these globally recognized characters, and they are going to bring this version of the Turtles to life in a whole new way,” said Chris Viscardi, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Animation. “We have reimagined the series to be filled with humor, loads of action and a dynamic look, and it’s packed with all new heroes, villains and cityscapes for the Turtles to explore.”
Andy Suriano is an artist, illustrator and performer, and an Emmy and Annie Award-winning character designer and storyboard artist. His past credits include: Star Wars: Clone Wars, The Fairly OddParents, Duck Dodgers, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, Disney’s Mickey Mouse shorts, Samurai Jack, and The Powerpuff Girls, among others.
Ant Ward is an animator, writer and producer best known for his work as supervising producer on Penguins of Madagascar and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Emmy Award-winner was integral to developing Nickelodeon’s CG-animation pipeline.
Considered one of the most popular kids’ television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned numerous blockbuster theatrical releases. The property is a global consumer products powerhouse, winning in every category that has hit shelves to date—with toys, apparel, video games, DVDs and more—and generating billions of dollars at retail. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been the number-one action figure for the past three years and the franchise is a previous recipient of the Toy Industry Association’s top honor for Property of the Year at the TOTY Awards.
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Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visithttp://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
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Are you ready to spend your sunday with Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo and a all new hour long episode tonight, Sunday, June 18th. It’s called ‘When Worlds Collide’ and if you missed it this morning catch it on demand.
The TMNT team has an old enemy back in NYC and he’s more powerful than ever! The Newtralizer is ready to take a bite out of the big apple with his powerful ally Mona Lisa (Zelda Williams) the Salamandrian warrior.
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Fans can visit the Nick App, Nick.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are currently available on the Nick App, available for download on iOS, Apple TV, Roku, Android, and Android TV, Nick.com, and Nick On Demand.
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No not a star but will get to live out my voice actor fantasy thanks to the Nickelodeon booth i get to test out the interactive voice-record room with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Donatello and Michelangelo. Well the voice-record room lets you do a VO for select scenes from beloved Nick TV Shows from the beginning like Rugrats and Spongebobs to their newest TMNT, the Legend of korra, Avatar and more! I’m hoping for Invader Zim and the Ren & Stimpy show but I LOVED the humor and voices from them. Really if I have time I’m going to do them ALL! bwa ha ha (had a Zim moment)!!! Did I mention that you might have the opportunity to pitch an original animated project for their first ever open call???? Nick’s animation development team be at the booth from Thursday to Saturday (July 24 – 26) looking for new shows to greenlight for it’s Global Animated Shorts program! I’m so excited to check out the booth so that I can try the Gif, take photos, pitch a show idea (not sure where i’ll find the time and/or idea but what the heck) and just see how the exhibit booth will look this year! I’m going on a limb and going to say that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be HUGE but they have such a great roster of shows that everyone will find a beloved show from childhood … well I watch them still (but I’m a kid at heart) that they’ll want to keep as a momento!
So make sure you head over to the Nick booth and get ready to live out your cartoon geek dreams! Who knows maybe you’ll see .. wait HEAR my toon voice and see my idea on Nick!
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Well I know what I’m doing this week at Comic Con! I’m going to be heading over to Petco Park so that I can be like a ninja .. a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle NINJA with my own personal pizza thrower … Cowabunga!!!! Thanks to the minds of Synn Labs who after lots of hard work has made it easy for us to get a Pizza Hut fix. I’m just kidding it’s not shooting REAL pizzas but it looks like crazy fun so make sure you keep an eye out for the video. It will be crazy!
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Wow I must admit this Limited Edition Peavey Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Guitar at Diamond’s Booth at San Diego Comic-Con is pretty bad-ass cool! I mean really it’s glow in the dark and has the turtles in it AND it’s black so it will go with everything!
Who doesn’t want a TMNT collectible guitar as you count down the days till the new movie comes out. If you’re a dedicated fan this is the opportunity to PLAY TMNT at home and impress the ladies or the guys (whichever you like). Of course you have to have tickets for the 2014 SDCC to get in to enter and only ONE can win but what a prize!
Enter to Win a Limited Edition Peavey Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Guitar at Diamond’s Booth at San Diego Comic-Con
July 9, 2014, Meridian, MS – Peavey Electronics® and Diamond Comic Distributors have teamed up at the Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) to give away a Limited Edition 2014 Comic-Con Eastman/Laird Rockmaster® Glow-in-the-Dark TMNT Guitar from Peavey.
Attendees can enter to win exclusively at the Diamond PREVIEWS world Booth #2401 starting July 23 until July 27.
The Peavey Limited Edition 2014 Comic-Con Eastman/Laird Rockmaster® guitar features officially licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® “Glow-in-the-dark” artwork by TMNT creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. In 1983, these two friends and comic book writers created what would become an iconic brand of pizza-eating, skateboarding, crime-fighting mutant reptiles.
The Rockmaster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle guitar has a high gloss finish on a basswood body, providing excellent balance, playability and tone. With a maple neck and rosewood fret board for fast rhythm and lead playing, plus sealed tuner gears and an adjustable bridge to keep your guitar in tune longer, this guitar is ready to rock. It also comes with a cable, strap and picks.
This Limited Edition custom guitar is available exclusively from Action Figure Express who will have the guitars on display and available to purchase for $275 at their booth #3345 during SDCC. Only 100 Glow-In-The-Dark TMNT Peavey guitars are available for sale, with each one individually hand numbered.
“This is the type of one-of-a-kind collectible that TMNT fans will be clamoring for at SDCC,” said Diamond Brand Manager Erique Watson. “Old-school Eastman & Laird art, the awesome glow in the dark feature, custom collectible packaging, and only 100 guitars available make them absolutely amazing. Seriously, when the convention floor opens, I suspect there’ll be a mad dash for this exclusive!”
Diamond is attending San Diego Comic-Con from July 23rd until July 27th
. For more information on what Diamond is showcasing and its scheduled events during the convention, go to www.previewsworld.com
For more information about Peavey Electronics, please visit www.peavey.com
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