Producer and actor Seth Rogen announced the main voice cast of Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, and Point Grey Productions’ all-new CG-animated theatrical film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, an original story following the crime-fighting Ninja Turtles as they protect the sewers and streets of New York City.
Rogen made the announcement at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 4, and was joined on stage by voice cast Micah Abbey (Donatello), Shamon Brown Jr. (Michelangelo), Nicolas Cantu (Leonardo), and Brady Noon (Raphael). Rogen also announced that the teaser trailer for the highly anticipated film will premiere on the TMNT Movie Socials and Paramount Pictures’ YouTube channel this Monday, March 6.
That day is today, by the way. Here ya go.
The film is 3d animated, a first for the famous Ninja Turtle Boys. In this version of the story of the battling adolescent amphibious reptiles, the emphasis is on the “teenage” part of the equation. The style is sort of a cross between Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and the Netflix series Arcane, where a painterly approach is taken to the visual elements. It’s hard to take something that’s been done over and over and still make something fresh and stylish out of it, but the animators at Paramount Animation have pulled it off.
Says President of Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation Ramsey Naito, “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.”
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem cast includes:
- Micah Abbey as Donatello
- Shamon Brown Jr. as Michelangelo
- Hannibal Buress as Genghis Frog
- Rose Byrne as Leatherhead
- Nicolas Cantu as Leonardo
- John Cena as Rocksteady
- Jackie Chan as Splinter
- Ice Cube as Superfly
- Natasia Demetriou as Wingnut
- Ayo Edebiri as April O’Neil
- Giancarlo Esposito as Baxter Stockman
- Post Malone as Ray Fillet
- Brady Noon as Raphael
- Seth Rogen as Bebop
- Paul Rudd as Mondo Gecko
- Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom
In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, after years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
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, 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, which is slated to hit theaters August 4, 2023.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is directed by Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines, “Gravity Falls”, “Disenchantment”).
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 Point Grey Productions
Point Grey Pictures, launched by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is known for their multi-genre films and television anchored in dynamic and authentic storytelling. With box-office hits like 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. Point Grey’s critically acclaimed Amazon series The Boys’ releases its highly anticipated fourth season next year. A spin-off series, The Boys: Gen V, is currently in production. Their peacock docuseries Paul T. Goodman was released this year and 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, and an untitled half-hour comedy series for Apple TV+ starring Seth Rogen, who also serves as writer and director.
Their film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem for Paramount Pictures releases August 4, 2023.
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