“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Updates From Comic-Con
Nickelodeon held a pizza party in San Diego this Friday during Comic-Con International, during which they revealed new information on the upcoming CGI “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” animated series. Starring Jason Biggs (American Pie) as Leonardo, Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as Raphael, Greg Cipes (Ben 10: Alien Force, Teen Titans) as Michaelangelo, and Rob Paulsen (Raphael in the 1980s series) as Donatello, the show is expected to premiere in the fall.
According to attendees of the panel, the show boasts some obvious differences from the original series. First, the turtles are more teenage in build and personality, like “high school football players.” Along with this, April O’Neil, the crime-fighters’ friend, will be a 16 year old rather than a grown woman. Executive producer Ciro Nieli explains:
Someone in their 30s with their own life going on isn’t going to be able to delegate that much interest into these characters’ lives and provide the attention and shelter that they need. April can automatically assimilate as one of them and vice versa. If they’re going to come out in the world for the first time, in the city, they’re going to want someone whose of the same mindset.
That said, the producers promise that the show will entertain both children and adults.
Sounds very cool! What do you think?