Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back
Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello are heading back to the small screen.
Cowabunga, dude. Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello are heading back to the small screen in a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series set to air in Australia in October.
One of the most popular kids’ television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned four theatrical releases.
The new 26-episode CG-animated series will star 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 very first TMNT series.
Also appearing are Mae Whitman (Parenthood) as “April O’Neil,” Hoon Lee (Royal Pains) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Penguins of Madagascar).
“Australian fans are bound to be as excited as the rest of the world when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finally re-emerge to entertain a whole new generation of fans,” said Ben Richardson, General Manager of Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand.
“Nickelodeon Australia has just launched the first series of sneak peeks for the new Turtles on air, and an immersive vertical website will soon go live. We’re really looking forward to seeing the response from kids and older fans alike as we build excitement towards the October 8 show launch.
“As one of the most popular character franchises of all time, Nickelodeon has planned so much more beyond the new TV show. We’re also working towards the introduction of a whole new range of consumer products next year, starting with a ‘classics’ line for original fans, and further down the track in 2014, the new Michael Bay feature film will command mainstream attention all over the world.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles begins with a one-hour special event on Monday, October 8 at 4.30pm on Nickelodeon.