Meet the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem…
NEW FILM CLIP
Firstly producer and actor Seth Rogen himself has announced the main voice cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. This is the TMNT movie from Paramount Pictures! Nickelodeon Movies, and Point Grey Productions. An all-new CG-animated theatrical film – an original story following the crime-fighting Ninja Turtles as they protect the sewers and streets of New York City.
Most importantly, the film is set to hit cinemas August 2023. The cast includes: Rose Byrne, John Cena, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Post Malone, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Maya Rudolph. Exciting news for the globally iconic characters!
The film is expected to follow the tone (and high bar) Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has set for modern day comic book adapted animations… in other words, this is added to our watchlist!
“We are beyond thrilled by this world-class cast we’ve assembled to bring these iconic, beloved characters to life in a new chapter of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. This really sets a new bar for this globally celebrated franchise, and we can’t wait to show audiences this film” says President of Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation Ramsey Naito.
In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers. The gang have sheltered from the human world for years. Therefore the film follows their attempts to be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate. When an army of mutants is unleashed upon them, they soon get in over their heads.
Nickelodeon Movies and award-winning Point Grey Productions’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are producing the all-new iteration. The film marks Nickelodeon’s first-ever CG-animated theatrical production. All in partnership with Naito and Jason McConnell, who are overseeing production for Nickelodeon. For Point Grey, Lukas Williams is co-producing and Josh Fagen is overseeing. Paramount Pictures will handle worldwide distribution of the film.
In addition, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is directed by Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines, “Gravity Falls”, “Disenchantment”).
THE TMNT FRANCHISE
Considered one of the most popular kids’ franchises, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned numerous blockbuster theatrical releases. The property is a global consumer products powerhouse, winning in every category that has hit shelves to date—with toys, apparel, video games, DVDs and more—and generating billions of dollars at retail.
Nickelodeon brought the franchise to life again in 2012 with the CG-animated series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and then reimagined the Heroes in a Half-Shell with the 2D-animated series “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in 2019.
About Paramount Pictures
A global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA). A leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Above all, Paramount Pictures has some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment. Including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players.
Now in its 43rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world. Plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films.
About Point Grey Productions
Known for their multi-genre films and television anchored in dynamic and authentic storytelling – all from the minds of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. With box-office hits, for instance Neighbors, Sausage Party, and the Academy Award-nominated The Disaster Artist and series like Preacher, Black Monday, and the Emmy-winning Pam & Tommy on Hulu. Moreover, Point Grey’s critically acclaimed Amazon series The Boys’ releases its highly anticipated fourth season next year. However, a spin-off series is currently in production, entitled The Boys: Gen V. Peacock docuseries Paul T. Goodman was released this year.
Their Amazon series Invincible’s second season was released last year with a third on the way. Upcoming projects include Lionsgate’s horror thriller Cobweb and Joy Ride, an Adele Lim feature starring Stephanie Hsu that will premiere at SXSW. Also coming soon to Apple TV+, Seth Rogen, stars, writes and directs a new untitled half-hour comedy series.
In conclusion, this follows a recent resurgence for TMNT, following the huge success of Shredder’s Revenge. Released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox, the game was a throwback to the original TV series and related video games. Nostalgia has never looked so good!