Nickelodeon Sets Premiere Date For Their Revival Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Nickelodeon's TMNT

Did you know that Nickelodeon has a reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming soon? I sure didn't. I guess I don't pay enough attention to news about children's programming. Anyway, yet another re-do of TMNT is coming this fall.

For any readers unfamiliar with the franchise, TMNT follows a group of four baby pet turtles that are flushed in to the sewer. Down in the depths, they are exposed to toxic waste. This somehow causes the four reptiles to grow to human size (along with a sewer rat that was also contaminated), develop martial arts skills, and fight Shredder and his criminal gang known as the "Foot Clan". The turtles also cultivate a friendship with intrepid human reporter April O'Neill. It's outlandish I know, but when you're a kid, you kind of just go with it. I know I sure did during the show's original run in the late 80's and early 90's.

The Nickelodeon version will feature a few cosmetic changes, but the basic premise and character line-up remains intact. The official network release sells the show as "Funnier and with more Ninjutsu than ever before, the show will explore the companionship of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence and grow to become the heroes in a half-shell that they are destined to be.”

The voice cast is as follows: American Pie's Jason Biggs as Leonardo, Lord Of The Rings' Sean Astin as Raphael, Teen Titan's Greg Cipes as Michelangelo, Rob Paulsen as Donatello (he also voiced the character in the original Turtles series), Parenthood's Mae Whitman as April, Hoon Lee as Master Splinter, and lastly Kevin Michael Richardson as the villainous Shredder.

The first season will consist of 26 half-hour episodes, and will premiere on Saturday, September 19th at 11am EST. It's nice to know that some places still show cartoons on Saturday mornings, even if they're not on as early as they used to be.

Do any of you guys and gals have kids that might want to watch the new TMNT? Or are some of you just kids at heart that plan to watch it out of nostalgia?


- nickelodeon
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

Written by: msd85
Jul 6th, 2012, 6:23 am


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Message Posted On Nov 1st, 2012, 8:02 am

Watched four episodes of the series so far, it's great. Probably better than the original to be honest, going back to the original in this day and age would probably bode better for the new show than the old. It's really engaging, the characters are properly personafied and the action is intense. It's definitely worth it if you're thinking about watching it.


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Message Posted On Jul 6th, 2012, 4:31 pm

Am I dead?

Because if I am not actually dead, I might actually die, when the first episode airs.  I know what I am buying that month on my Apple TV.  Between the new Avatar series and this I will be in heaven.

I am 30 years old, don't laugh, I grew up with those damn turtles!



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Message Posted On Jul 6th, 2012, 3:30 pm

As long as we're not dealing with the weird feature film storyline coming up, since that's supposedly straying far from the origin story, I think it will be great to see the Turtles back...

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