THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES RE-EMERGE TO BATTLE EVIL AND SAVE THE WORLD IN A SPECIAL ONE-HOUR EVENT ON NICKELODEON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, AT 11:00 A.M. (ET/PT)
Beverly Hills, Calif. — August 3, 2012 — Nickelodeon launches an all-new, CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series onSaturday, Sept. 29, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT)in a special one-hour television event, bringing the turtles up from the sewers with the mythology and comedic sensibility for a new generation of fans. The series stars Jason Biggs (American Pie) as “Leonardo,” Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as “Raphael,” Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as “Donatello” and Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as “Michelangelo.” Additional cast members rounding out this iconic hit franchise include Mae Whitman (Parenthood) as “April O’Neil,” Hoon Lee (Royal Pains) as “Master Splinter” and Kevin Michael Richardson (Penguins of Madagascar) as “Shredder.” The half-hour weekly series is layered with action, fantasy and comedy and draws inspiration from both American and Japanese animation, showcasing a stylistic effect of a printed comic. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will air regularly on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT).
“With its heart, humor and larger-than-life adventures, our new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series builds on the legacy of these great characters and moves their story forward for a whole new generation of fans,” said Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon. “Every episode features non-stop action and fun from the first frame to the last, and the gorgeous CG-animation offers a whole new way to experience the world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”