Nickelodeon has just released the first trailer for its all-new animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which 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. The 2D-animated series, which blends action and comedy and features a dynamic fresh look, debuts later this year on the kid-friendly network. The trailer will also make an appearance during the Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards airing live this Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), but you can get a look at it right now!
The series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter. WWE Superstar John Cena lends his voice as villain, Baron Draxum, an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants.
Check out the first trailer for Rise of TMNT below!
The first ever “RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” teaser is officially here! Check out this first look at the BRAND NEW series and let us know what you’re looking forward to the most in the comments below. Be sure to subscribe for all things “NINJA TURTLES”. Cowabunga!
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reimagines the iconic series and breathes new life into the classic characters, with jagged-shelled Raphael as a snapping turtle, wielding twin tonfas as his weapons; Leonardo as a red-eared slider, using an ōdachi sword; Donatello as a soft-shell turtle, sporting a tech-bo staff; and Michelangelo as a box turtle, arming himself with a kusari-fundo. Along for the adventure is the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker, and Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles.
The Turtles also hold distinct personality traits and skills: Raphael, as the oldest and biggest brother, is the leader full of enthusiasm and bravado; Leonardo, the self-professed coolest brother possesses irreverent charm and a rebel heart; Donatello is a mechanical genius and tech wizard whose ninja skills are second only to his coding; and Michelangelo, the youngest brother, is a skateboarder and artist who is wild and imaginative.
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, California. Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series.
What do you think of this first look at the half-shelled heroes in action? Let us know in the comments!
For more of our coverage on Rise of the TMNT, check out these links!
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- ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Artwork Reveals the Half-Shelled Heroes
- John Cena to Voice the Villain in Nickelodeon’s ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
- ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ to Introduce the First African-American April O’Neil