Yoohoo! 80s babies, listen up – your favourite “heroes in a half shell” are back!
Nickelodeon launches an all-new, CG-animated “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series on 16th November 2012 (Friday) in a special thirty-minute television event, bringing the turtles up from the sewers with the mythology and comedic sensibility for a new generation of fans.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set in present day New York City, from the glittering towers of Manhattan to the dark depths of the sewers, and follows the adventures of four humanoid turtles and a six-foot-tall rat, Master Splinter. One day, while living a life in seclusion with his four pet turtles, the once human Splinter encountered mysterious green ooze that covered him and his pets. Overcome by the mutagen, he was transformed into a rat and his four pets became humanoid turtles. Fearing persecution from humans, he brought the Turtles underground and raised them, training them to become ninjas:
Years have passed since that point and the four turtles – Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo – are now headstrong teenagers, filled with the confidence of youth and a burning desire to see the world. Actor Jason Biggs of popular American comedy film series, “American Pie” will voice “Leonardo” whereas Sean Astin aka “Samwise Gamgee” of epic trilogy “Lord of the Rings” will voice “Raphael”.
It gets more interesting, huh?
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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 first premiere on 16th November 2012 (Friday) and then air on following Fridays at 6:30 pm (SG/MY). Best watched over pizza, if you ask us. Just saying!
Exclusive behind the scenes spots will be launched here on 26th November 2012 (Monday).
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