This year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards saw producer and actor Seth Rogen announce 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 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 would debut on the TMNT Movie Socials and Paramount Pictures’ YouTube channel today Monday, March 6 and you can now enjoy that below.
Directed by Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines, “Gravity Falls”, “Disenchantment”), from a script penned by Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem chronicles how, 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.
The remaining huge ensemble voice cast includes Jackie Chan as Splinter, Ayo Edebiri as April O’Neil, John Cena as Rocksteady, Hannibal Buress as Genghis Frog, Rose Byrne as Leatherhead, Ice Cube as Superfly, Natasia Demetriou as Wingnut, Giancarlo Esposito as Baxter Stockman, Post Malone as Ray Fillet, Seth Rogen as Bebop, Paul Rudd as Mondo Gecko and Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom
Commenting on the forthcoming feature, President of Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation Ramsey Naito said, “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.”
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 cinemas August 4, 2023.