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Director:
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Release Date:
23 March 2007 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Raising Shell In 2007
Plot:
When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
Fitting Reinvention of the Franchise See more (202 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Chris Evans ... Casey (voice)

Sarah Michelle Gellar ... April O'Neil (voice)

Mako ... Splinter (voice)

Kevin Smith ... Diner Cook (voice)

Patrick Stewart ... Winters (voice)

Ziyi Zhang ... Karai (voice)

Laurence Fishburne ... Narrator (voice)

Mitchell Whitfield ... Donatello / Additional Voices (voice)

James Arnold Taylor ... Leonardo (voice)

Mikey Kelley ... Michelangelo (voice)

Nolan North ... Raphael / Nightwatcher (voice)

John DiMaggio ... Colonel Santino (voice)
Paula Mattioli ... General Serpiente (voice)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... General Aguila / Additional Voices (voice)

Fred Tatasciore ... General Gato / Additional Voices (voice)

Dee Bradley Baker ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Dee Baker)

Greg Baldwin ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jeff Bennett ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jim Cummings ... Additional Voices (voice)

Grey DeLisle ... Additional Voices (voice)

Chris Edgerly ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jennifer Hale ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jess Harnell ... Additional Voices (voice)

Phil LaMarr ... Additional Voices (voice)
Paul Michael Robinson ... Additional Voices (voice)

Tara Strong ... Additional Voices (voice)

Billy West ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jason Broad ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice)

Willow Geer ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice)

Andy Hirsch ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice)
Barbara Harris ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice) (as Barbara Iley)

Terry Maratos ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice)

Jeremy Maxwell ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice)

Tracy Metro ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice)

David Michie ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice)
David Randolph ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice) (as David J. Randolph)
Vernon Scott ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice)
Andreana Weiner ... Background Voices (Wallah) (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Louis Chirillo ... Ben Jackson (voice) (uncredited)

Kevin Munroe ... Diner Patron (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Munroe 
 
Writing credits
Kevin Munroe (written by)

Peter Laird (characters) &
Kevin Eastman (characters)

Produced by
Michael J. Arnold .... line producer
Kyle Clark .... producer (studio segments)
Frederick U. Fierst .... executive producer
Thomas K. Gray .... producer
Felix Ip .... co-producer
Francis Kao .... executive producer
Peter Laird .... executive producer
Gary Richardson .... executive producer
Galen Walker .... producer (as H. Galen Walker)
Paul Wang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Klaus Badelt 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Lumley (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Damien Ryan 
 
Casting by
Dawn Hershey 
 
Production Design by
Simon Murton 
 
Art Direction by
Mon Cheung 
Simon Murton 
Ahtam Tam 
 
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Shanna Bassinger .... production manager
Jojo Chuk .... production manager
Justine Lam .... production manager
Shuk Fan Leung .... production manager
William Maurer .... production manager
Mo Mou .... head of production
Kris Zhai .... production supervisor
Barbara Russo .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Tanaka .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Augusto Barranco .... environment designer
Augusto Barranco .... prop designer
Greg Bartkus .... assistant art director
Brian Beppu .... color designer
Jonathan Carlos .... art department coordinator
Jonathan Carlos .... graphic designer
James Doh .... storyboard artist
Trevor Goring .... storyboard artist
Anson Jew .... storyboard artist
Jeff Julian .... concept designer
Steve Jung .... concept artist
Steve Jung .... illustrator
Steve Jung .... matte painter
Dave McCaig .... color designer
Samir Patel .... layout
David Schwartz .... storyboard supervisor (as Dave Schwartz)
Rhoydon Shishido .... storyboard artist
Adam Tankell .... graphic designer
Francis Tsai .... conceptual designer
Seth Wilder .... graffiti artist
Simeon Wilkins .... storyboard artist
Andy Chung .... concept designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
J. David Atherton .... production sound mixer
Petra Bach .... adr supervisor
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Bradford Bell .... foley recordist
David V. Butler .... adr editor
Christopher Carmichael .... assistant sound engineer
Russell Farmarco .... adr editor
John P. Fasal .... sound effects recordist (as John Paul Fasal)
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
Cameron Frankley .... sound designer
Cameron Frankley .... supervising sound editor
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Doug Jackson .... sound designer
Jason W. Jennings .... sound designer
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Ryan Juggler .... supervising foley editor (as Ryan B. Juggler)
Randy Kelley .... sound designer (as Randall Kelley)
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor
Ai-Ling Lee .... sound designer
Ai-Ling Lee .... sound effects editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
John Roesch .... foley artist
Carlos Sotolongo .... adr mixer
Jamie Thomason .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
John Anderholm .... technical director
Desmond Chan .... lead technical director
Tony Dustin .... digital film colorist
Joshua Gunther .... visual effects
Earl A. Hibbert .... pre-visualization artist
Shih-hao Jason Huang .... 3D Artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Jimmy Leung .... effect artist: Imagi Studio
Bonnie Lin .... visual effects coordinator
Wai Kwong Lo .... lighting technical director (as Ken Lo)
Siu Fu Ma .... lighting animator
Rodney Montague .... visual effects producer: main title sequence
Kith Ng .... visual effects supervisor
Kim Ooi .... supervising animator
Ira Shain .... pre-visualisation artist
Brad Sutton .... digital quality control
Wilson Tang .... digital quality control
Don Wong .... senior technical director
Sammy Wong .... pre-visualization
Joey Wray .... systems engineer
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer
 
Animation Department
Drew Adams .... animator
Colin Brady .... supervisor: additional animation
Ray Chase .... character animator
Lai Lok Chau .... directing animator
Mark Donald .... character animator
Ken Duncan .... supervising animator
Bryan Engram .... supervising animator
Sean Ermey .... character animator
Shaun Freeman .... animator
Tim Hatcher .... character animator
Adam Holmes .... head of layout
Yung Ting Lam .... character animator
Jeff Matsuda .... character designer
William Maurer .... production manager: animation production
Kim Ooi .... supervising animator
Thomas Perkins .... character designer
Donald Reich .... senior layout artist
Eric Suen .... animator
Charles Trebino .... layout artist
Chin Chiu Wong .... directing animator
Mark Wong .... animator
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Dave Lieber .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ron Barr .... digital intermediate editor
Terry Claborn .... color timer
Sean Coyle .... second assistant editor
Tony Dustin .... film colorist
Allyse Manoff .... digital intermediate producer
Brett S. McCarthy .... first assistant editor
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kyle Kenneth Batter .... additional orchestrator (as Kyle Batter)
Christine Bergren .... music clearance
Christopher Brooks .... score co-producer
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
George Doering .... musician: guitar
Robert Elhai .... music preparation
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Karen Han .... musician: featured erhu
Ian Honeyman .... music arranger
Ian Honeyman .... music arranger: synthesizer
Ian Honeyman .... music programmer: synthesizer
Ian Honeyman .... orchestrator: synthesizer
Jim Honeyman .... orchestrator
Joel Iwataki .... music score mixer
Joel Iwataki .... score recordist
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Russ Kunkel .... musician: drums
Russ Kunkel .... musician: featured drums
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Tobias Marberger .... music arranger: synthesizer
Tobias Marberger .... music programmer: synthesizer
Tobias Marberger .... orchestrator: synthesizer
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Andrew Raiher .... music arranger: synthesizer
Andrew Raiher .... orchestrator: synthesizer
Andrew Raiher .... programmer: synthesizer
Alexander Reumers .... score technical assistant
William Ross .... conductor
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Curtis Roush .... music editor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Eric Stonerook .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Ashton Thomas .... music arranger: synthesizer
John Ashton Thomas .... music programmer: synthesizer
John Ashton Thomas .... orchestrator: synthesizer
Jeff Toyne .... orchestrator
Brad Warnaar .... orchestrator
Masakazu Yoshizawa .... musician: featured shakuhachi
Christopher Guardino .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jamie Bukowski .... assistant: Klaus Badelt
Cassandra Fauss .... production coordinator
Ray Felipe .... script analyst
Howard Ho .... assistant to producer
Vahe Kallibjian .... assistant production coordinator
Mo Mou .... head of production
Chuck Peil .... vice president of business development
Stephan Rothman .... production accountant
Bruce Schluter .... title designer: main titles
Jamie Thomason .... dialogue director
 
Thanks
Man Kit Cheung .... in memory of (as German Cheung)
Quinton Flynn .... special thanks
Nika Futterman .... special thanks
David S. Goyer .... special thanks (as David Goyer)
Darren Higman .... special thanks
Wayne Kazan .... special thanks
Matt Landon .... special thanks
Mako .... in memory of (as Mako Iwamatsu)
Jeffrey Robinov .... special thanks (as Jeff Robinov)
Kathy Sarreal .... special thanks
Harvey Weinstein .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mutant Turtles" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for animated action violence, some scary cartoon images and mild language
Runtime:
87 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:I | Ireland:PG | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:7 | Peru:PT | Philippines:G (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Africa:PG | South Korea:All | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #43348)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Specific dialog makes references to the previous live-action films. In the battle with the Foot Clan, Casey Jones says, "Two minutes for high sticking!" which was one of his lines from his introduction in the same film. The very last line of the film, spoken by Raphael is, "Man, I love being a turtle!" which has been spoken in each of the previous films.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After Raphael argues with Donatello, and Splinter is introduced, Raphael's bandanna briefly turns grey as he leaves.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Four turtles. Four brothers. Genetically reborn in the sewers of New York. Named after the Renaissance masters and trained as ninjas.
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Soundtrack:
Youth Like TigersSee more »

FAQ

Is Shredder in this?
They don't look like teenagers at all!
Why does April know how to fight?
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263 out of 312 people found the following review useful.
Fitting Reinvention of the Franchise, 9 February 2007
Author: ChimpCadet from CA, United States

i just saw a test screening of TMNT and, although i suspected it would be good, it surpassed my predictions. i should note that i am a pretty big fan of the old movies (1 and 2 anyway) and the old cartoon, and am a collector of TMNT comic art posters-- this may give you a perspective on where i'm coming from before you read my review. Without giving much away, here is what i liked(+)/disliked(-).

+ANIMATION: the biggest thing the movie has going for it is the animation. it is miles ahead of any animated movie I've ever seen. the level of detail is unsurpassed and completely amazing. everything from backgrounds, characters, various surfaces and textures (including skin), lighting and different effects (including a pivotal sequence in the rain) absolutely blew me away.

+DESIGN: along the same lines as the animation, the general look and design of everything was pretty cool. the turtles themselves look different and new, as well as splinter, casey and april. their designs fit in well with the overall look of NY city, which is dark, worn and very impressive. the skyline was very well done. I was also particularly impressed with the design of karai and the foot.

+CHARACTERS & RELATIONSHIPS: especially between the turtles and splinter --and particularly raphael and leonardo-- the relationships are complex, as is traditionally the case for the franchise. in this film they are well drawn and developed and, in the end are fulfilling and cathartic. there are a few surprises to say the least, both within the turtle team and also without. casey also adds to his relationship with raph in this movie.

+SCREENPLAY/STORYLINE: The screenplay is generally okay. the tone is about as perfect a balance you can hope for for a film trying to appeal to the Saturday morning crowd as well as the old school, 20-something fans. it returns to the darker, more emotional tone of the first live action film but doesn't fail to deliver on humor (although some of it is hit and miss-- probably the result of trying to appeal to the younger crowd). Dialogue is decent. the storyline is a bit more on the sci-fi side than most fans of the old movies will be used to, but it seems secondary to the development and relationships of the characters-- a good decision on the part of the filmmakers. the plot is still interesting and fast paced, and the villains are credible.

+ACTION/FIGHT SEQUENCES: generally well done. for me, the centerpiece of the whole movie was a climactic, rooftop fight scene in the rain. other cool sequences include a skateboarding scene, and a huge fight against a bunch of foot ninjas.

-HUMOR: not that it was particularly bad (although michaelangelo was borderline annoying sometimes), but for me, there wasn't enough. i usually associated the turtles with humor, even in their darker pieces like the first live action film.

-SPLINTER'S VOICE: this may be sacrilege, but Mako's voice took some getting used to. I was used to the soft-spoken whisper of past splinters. this one is harsh and grumbly. this isn't to say its bad-- it just took some getting used to.

-CHARACTER SCREEN TIME: michaelangelo and especially donatello were hardly in the movie. there could have been more development about their characters (traditionally leo and raph are the focus, though) although they do bond well as a part of the whole group. Same goes for April. She has usually been a pivotal character in any incarnation of the franchise, but she is minor here. Hopefully there will be future films where these three characters will be explored in more depth.

-APRIL: not only does she have little screen time, but she isn't as "strong" a character as she usually has been, and her fighting skills were kind of out of the blue. besides this, her relationship with casey was kind of flat. hopefully it will be remedied in future films, if there are any.

-CASEY JONES: what happened to the hard-edged casey we all knew? i get that he is supposed to be more "domestic" now, but i didn't even get a hint of the old, violence-crazy vigilante.

-VIOLENCE: i hate for this to be another "there's not enough violence in TMNT" discussion, but although there is a lot of fighting, it seems they've really tried to keep the violence to a minimum, which is understandable considering their broad market (after all, it is PG). depending on if this film is successful, i would like to see them up the darkness and violence a bit more (PG-13 would be cool)-- although even if it is successful, it probably wont happen. wishful thinking i guess.

You will enjoy this film if you are a true old school fan or a fan of the newer cartoon. If you never really liked the turtles, you probably wont like this either. Since this is supposedly based more on the original comics, even the comic fans should enjoy it. Although it is a bit on the dark side, the PG rating is fitting, and isn't too much more violent than the Saturday morning cartoon, id imagine. it is a good action film and a good family film-- adults and non-fans shouldn't be bored. To people who balk at the idea of it being animation ("its a cartoon!") or being PG, i'd say give it a chance-- you might actually like it. like most things, if you walk in hating it, you're gonna leave hating it. but as a longtime fan of the turtles in most incarnations, this film has my seal of approval. it was pretty good, and i expect to see more.

OVERALL: 8/10

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