Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Headed to Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has just announced that it has secured global rights to the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. The beloved series featuring our favorite pizza-loving crime-fighting mutated turtles. The network and Paramount have plans to broadcast the animated series by Fred Wolf which is home to the most iconic theme song that spreads like a wildfire as soon as someone sings it in a room.
The news comes just before the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem in theaters. In anticipation of the film’s release, fans can now enjoy the 1987 animated series that sparked many generations of fans and cemented Raphael, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Leonardo as icons which have led to many entries in live-action films, animated series, video games, and of course, Kevin Eastman‘s comic book series.
Spanning 193 episodes in its 9-year run. The Turtles in a half shell will now be available to fans digitally across many platforms as early as this month. The announcement came through a San Diego Comic-Con Hall H presentation that featured Mutant Mayhem director Jeff Rowe and franchise co-creator Eastman who also treated fans to a 20-minute preview of Mutant Mayhem.
Mutant Mayhem comes our way from Nickelodeon Movies and Point Grey Productions with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver producing. Rogen also stars in the film alongside Nicolas Cantu, Micah Abbey, Brady Noon, Shamon Brown Jr, Ayo Edebiri, Hannibal Buress, Rose Byrne, John Cena, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Natasia Demetriou, Giancarlo Esposito, Post Malone, Paul Rudd, and Maya Rudolph.
The original TMNT series will head to Nickelodeon later this month and you can catch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem in theaters on August 2, 2023.
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