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Nickelodeon’s ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Gets Annecy First Look

Co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward were in Annecy for their first time this year to give an in-depth, behind the scenes look at their forthcoming series, “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Held at the Salle Pierre Lamy, the two showed artwork, explained the development process which led to the series, and even screened a two-minute clip from the show, which will be launched by Nickelodeon this fall.

All of the work on the series is being handled by Nickelodeon in Los Angeles, apart from animation which is being done at Australia’s Flying Bark. “They are killing it!” said Ward.

As one might except from the title, Nickelodeon’s “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” won’t be picking up where previous iterations of the IP have dropped off, but rather a fresh retelling of the stories behind Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo, with other Tmnt staples to feature.
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The Next Mutation: Nickelodeon Reinvents ‘Turtles,’ ‘Blue’s Clues’ for a New Generation

The Next Mutation: Nickelodeon Reinvents ‘Turtles,’ ‘Blue’s Clues’ for a New Generation
Cowabunga, dude. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is about to get a reboot at Nickelodeon, where the network is ready to introduce the characters to a new generation of viewers, one of several venerable properties the network is reviving. And the net knows this generation of kids will want new things from these series.

“In order to reach [our audience] we’re going to have to use our entire ecosystem,” says Cyma Zarghami, president of Nickelodeon Group. “And our ecosystem includes some social, some digital, a relationship with our retail and toy partners, so we have the ability to mobilize the scope of
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Does This First Trailer For Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sell You on the Series?

Nickelodeon has released the first trailer for their new animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I personally think it looks awful. I already wasn't a fan of the character designs when they were first revealed, but it looks even worse watching them in action. I'm not a big fan of this rise in animation that looks cheap that we're seeing these days. I know the series was made for kids, I just think it's a shame that this is the kind of stuff that they have to grow up with. I've seen some people say it's innovative animation work, but that's obviously not what I'm seeing!

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows the band of brothers - Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo - as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City.
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer: A Turtle-Powered Prequel

The pizza-loving, half-shelled heroes are coming back for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Andy Suriano and Ant Ward will serve as executive producers for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is the fourth animated TV series about the sewer-dwelling superheroes. Featuring the voice talent of Omar Miller, Ben Schwartz, Josh Brener and Brandon Mychal Smith as the four Turtles, Rise is a new 2D cartoon as the heroes explore a mythical city they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York.
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Watch the first trailer for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo return to the small screen this year with a brand new animated series, and thanks to Nickelodeon we’ve got a trailer for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which gives us our first look at the Heroes in a Half Shell in action; check it out here…

See Also: Cowabunga! Check out Playmates’ Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line

See Also: First look at John Cena’s Baron Draxum in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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 favourite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed,
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Pilot News: Svu Vet Joins Suspicion, CSI Alum Boards Chiefs and More

Former Law & Order: Svu cast member Raul Esparza has lined up a new TV role: The actor — who left Svu last month — will co-star in the NBC drama pilot Suspicion, our sister site Deadline reports.

The Hitchcockian thriller is about a man named Danny (13 Reasons Why‘s Derek Luke) who is coerced into working as an informant for the FBI to earn back his freedom. Esparza will play Tom Carter, who bonds instantly with Danny when the two realize they share similar histories.

In other pilot casting news, per Deadline:

* Jorja Fox (CSI) will star in the CBS drama Chiefs,
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‘Workaholics’ Alum Blake Anderson To Co-Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Like Family’

Blake Anderson, co-creator and star of Comedy Central's Workaholics, has been cast as a series regular opposite Kether Donohue and Brandon Mychal Smith in NBC's multi-0camera comedy pilot Like Family, from Suzanne Martin, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner's Hazy Mills and Universal TV. Written by Martin and directed by James Burrows, Like Family centers on centers on Aubrey (Donohue) and Artie (Brandon Mychal Smith) who formed the tightest of sibling-like bonds growing up…
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‘Workaholics’ Star Blake Anderson Joins NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Like Family’

‘Workaholics’ Star Blake Anderson Joins NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Like Family’
Blake Anderson has landed a series regular role in the NBC comedy pilot “Like Family.”

The multi-camera comedy centers on Aubrey (Kether Donohue) and Artie (Brandon Mychal Smith), who formed the tightest of sibling-like bonds growing up together in foster care. But they are now discovering that such closeness makes adulthood even more complicated.

Anderson will play Mason, described as a completely self-assured millennial with nothing backing it up other than a lifetime of his parents telling him he’s great. In addition to Donohue and Smith, Anderson will star alongside Rebecca Mader.

Anderson is best known as one of the co-creators,
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Pilot News: Originals Vet's NBC Drama, Pll Star Joins Fox FBI Series and More

Pilot News: Originals Vet's NBC Drama, Pll Star Joins Fox FBI Series and More
Yusuf Gatewood is preparing for life after The Originals.

The actor — who plays Vincent Griffith on the concluding CW series — has landed a lead role in the NBC drama pilot In Between Lives, our sister site Deadline reports.

The project follows a mysterious young woman (No Activity‘s Harriet Dyer) who reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran Lapd detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider (Gatewood) solve unnerving and challenging cases.

In other pilot casting news:

* Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars) has been cast in Fox’s untitled FBI drama as a preppy and privileged co-worker of Katie Holmes’ special agent.
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‘Like Family’: Kether Donohue To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot From Suzanne Martin

You’re the Worst‘s Kether Donohue has been tapped as the female lead opposite Brandon Mychal Smith in NBC’s multi-0camera comedy pilot Like Family, from Suzanne Martin, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner's Hazy Mills and Universal TV. Written by Martin and directed by James Burrows, Like Family centers on centers on Aubrey (Donohue) and Artie (Brandon Mychal Smith) who formed the tightest of sibling-like bonds growing up together in foster care, but are discovering that such…
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First look at John Cena’s Baron Draxum in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Nickelodeon has revealed a first look at villain Baron Draxum – voiced by John Cena – from the upcoming animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Heroes in a Half-Shell’s newest foe is described as “an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants”; take a look at the character here…

See Also: Cowabunga! Check out Playmates’ Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line

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 favourite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed, the four brothers must learn to work together and navigate the perils
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Once Upon a Time's Rebecca Mader Cast in NBC Comedy Pilot Like Family

Once Upon a Time's Rebecca Mader Cast in NBC Comedy Pilot Like Family
Once Upon a Time‘s Wicked Witch is lightening things up. Rebecca Mader — who plays the iconic spell-caster on the aforementioned ABC fantasy drama — has joined the NBC comedy pilot Like Family, our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential series follows Artie (You’re the Worst‘s Brandon Mychal Smith) and Aubrey (casting Tba), who formed a tight, sibling-like bond in foster care, but are discovering that such closeness makes adulthood even more complicated. Suzanne Martin (Hot in Cleveland) penned the pilot, which will be executive-produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Grimm).

Mader will co-star as Camille, who is
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‘Like Family’: Rebecca Mader To Co-Star In NBC Comedy Pilot

Once Upon a Time alumna Rebecca Mader has been cast as a series regular in NBC comedy pilot Like Family, from Suzanne Martin, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner's Hazy Mills and Universal TV. Written by Martin, Like Family centers on centers on Aubrey and Artie (Brandon Mychal Smith) who formed the tightest of sibling-like bonds growing up together in foster care, but are discovering that such closeness makes adulthood even more complicated. Mader will play Camille who will do…
See full article at Deadline TV »

‘Like Family’: Brandon Mychal Smith To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot

Brandon Mychal Smith (FX’s You’re the Worst) has been cast as the male lead in NBC comedy pilot Like Family, from Suzanne Martin, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills and Universal TV. Written by Martin, Like Family centers on centers on Aubrey and Artie (Smith) who formed the tightest of sibling-like bonds growing up together in foster care, but are discovering that such closeness makes adulthood even more complicated. Smith’s Artie seems tough, but it’s all…
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Cowabunga! Check out Playmates’ Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line

Ahead of their official unveiling at the New York Toy Fair this weekend, Playmates Toys has released a first look at its new toy line for Nickelodeon’s upcoming animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which includes action figures, vehicles and a sewer lair playset; take a look at the official promotional images here…

See Also: The Tmnt get a major makeover for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Standing between 10.25” and 11” tall with 13 points of articulation, these Turtles are fully equipped and ready for battle. Each figure comes with their core translucent weapon accessories, ready to unleash a Ninja power beat down! Assortment includes: Raphael with Tonfas and Throwing Stars; Leonardo with Ōdachi sword and Throwing Stars; Donatello with side kick drone, Shelldon, Tech-Bo Staff and Throwing Stars; Michelangelo with Kusari-Fundo and Throwing Stars

Each action-posed, deluxe figure stands 5.5” tall, and is ready to take
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The Tmnt get a major makeover for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Nickeloden has given us our first look at the upcoming animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and as you can see from the character images, the Heroes in a Half-Shell have received a rather radical makeover. Take a look at the new-looko Leonardo, Donatallo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Master Splinter and April O’Neill here and be sure to let us know what you make of the designs in the comments below…

See Also: John Cena to voice a new villain in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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 favourite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character art revealed

Matt Edwards Feb 2, 2018

Nickelodeon has unveiled character art for their upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon reboot...

Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be hitting the channel later this year. Ahead of that, a Facebook Live broadcast featuring executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward alongside long time Ninja Turtles voice actor and Rise voice director Rob Paulson was used to reveal what some of the key characters of the show will look like. The broadcast was hosted by Eric Bauza, who will voice Splinter in the new show, and also featured Tmnt co-creator Kevin Eastman drawing a Turtle sketch live.

The new art style seeks to distinguish the pizza-scoffing reptilian ninjas from one another, with each a different species of turtle. Raphael (voiced by Omar Miller), who will lead the Turtles in Rise, is a snapping turtle, Leonardo (Ben Schwartz) is a red eared slider (hence the
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First Look at the Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutles Animated Series Revealed

Nickelodeon has been developing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series called Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the creative team is looking to mix it up. Today we have our first look at the main character of the new series and as you can see, there's a whole new visual style for Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and April O'Neil.

I'll be honest, I don't really care for the new style. It comes off as rushed and cheap. I understand that this is a kids show, but even kids shows can have a quality style and design. Here's the synopsis that was previously released:

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
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Photos Reveal First Black April O'Neil

Nickelodeon on Thursday released the first images from its upcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, easily the franchise’s most diverse incarnation to date.

Most notably, the franchise is making history by introducing the first non-white April O’Neil, voiced by The Vampire DiariesKat Graham. Though her casting was announced back in Nov. 2017, this is the first time we’re getting to see Graham’s April in action. (The character has been white in all previous versions, including on the big screen, where she’s been portrayed by Megan Fox and Nashville‘s Judith Hoag).

The
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Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Series Voice Cast Announced

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon is on its way to Nickelodeon, called Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and they recently announced the cast that will make up the team of ninja turtles.

Ben Schwartz has been cast as Leonardo. I greatly disliked Schwartz’s character Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation, but that’s because he did such a great job, and while I normally wouldn’t like the idea of him being Leo, but it sounds like some changes are being made to the show to make it fresh. Leo is no longer the leader, but rather the cooler, rebellious brother while Raphael (voiced by Omar Miller) takes charge as leader. Donatello (voiced by Silicon Valley's Josh Brener) and still seems to be a techno-geek and Brandon Mychal Smith’s Michelangelo sounds like he’ll be the lovable Mikey we know.

In addition, to the turtles,
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