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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Movie Reboot Underway

Matt McGloin Posted: 06/30/2020 - 15:34 COMMENT
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Movie Reboot Underway

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are getting a CG animated reboot from Seth Rogen's production company, Nickelodeon and parent company ViacomCBS, and Paramount.

Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected, Disenchantment) is directing the flick and Brendan O’Brian (Neighbors, Sorority Rising, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) is writing.

Check out the full details below in the official announcement.

(note: all images in the article are from the Nickelodeon animated series and not from the new movie)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon

Press release:

NICKELODEON READIES NEXT CHAPTER OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES WITH ALL-NEW CG-ANIMATED THEATRICAL RELEASE PRODUCED BY POINT GREY PICTURES

NICKELODEON READIES NEXT CHAPTER OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES WITH ALL-NEW CG-ANIMATED THEATRICAL RELEASE PRODUCED BY POINT GREY PICTURES

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver to Create All-New Iteration of the Iconic Franchise and Its Chaotic Cast of Crime-Fighting Ninja Turtles

Theatrical Motion Picture Directed by Jeff Rowe and Written by Brendan O’Brian; Paramount Pictures to Handle Worldwide Distribution

BURBANK, Calif.-June 30, 2020-Nickelodeon and award-winning Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are jointly announcing today that production will begin on an all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theatrical motion picture. Marking the Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first-ever CG theatrical production, in partnership with Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President, Animation Production and Development, overseeing production for Nickelodeon. Josh Fagen is overseeing for Point Grey Pictures. Paramount Pictures will handle worldwide distribution of the film.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theatrical motion picture will be directed by Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected, Disenchantment) and written by Brendan O’Brian (Neighbors, Sorority Rising, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates).

Said Brian Robbins, President, Kids & Family for ViacomCBS: “Adding Seth, Evan and James’ genius to the humor and action that’s already an integral part of TMNT is going to make this a next-level reinvention of the property. I’m looking forward to see what they do, and I know that Ramsey Naito and her team are excited to take the Nick Animation Studio into another great direction with their first-ever CG-animated theatrical.”

Considered one of the most popular kids’ franchises, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. 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. As previously announced, as part of a separate deal, Nickelodeon and Netflix are partnering to produce an original animated 2D film based on the current Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

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