COWABUNGA! DISCOVER NEW TURTLE POWERS IN RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES THIS NOVEMBER
OMAR MILLER, BEN SCHWARTZ, JOSH BRENER, BRANDON MYCHAL SMITH AND KAT GRAHAM STAR AS THE SERIES’ ICONIC CHARACTERS. JOHN CENA, LENA HEADEY AND ROB PAULSEN AMONG GUEST STARS LENDING VOICES TO ORIGINAL VILLAINS
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SINGAPORE, 25 OCTOBER 2018 – Nickelodeon Asia invites fans to celebrate the latest incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The all-new animation series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows the band of brothers as they encounter new allies and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles starts on 16 November at 4.30pm (WIB) and 5.30pm (SG/MAL/PH) on Nickelodeon in Asia. Catch new episodes on-air every Friday at the same time.
The 2D-animated series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, a jagged-shelled snapping turtle; Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, a red-eared slider turtle; Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, a soft-shell turtle; Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo, a box turtle; Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker; Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles; and WWE Superstar John Cena as the villainous, Baron Draxum.
The line-up of guest stars voicing these new mutants and bizarre villains includes: Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Big Mama, a gigantic spider mutant; John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect) as Warren Stone, a former news anchor turned mutant earthworm; Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Albearto, a singing, birthday-loving rampaging robot; Sam Richardson and Tim Simons (Veep) as Muninn and Huginn, gargoyles who are never far from their master, Baron Draxum; John Rotten Lydon (Public Image Ltd ‘PiL’ and Sex Pistols) as Meat Sweats, a power-hungry mutant pig; Rhys Darby (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as Hypno-Potamus, a mutant magician/hippo; and Jorge Gutierrez (El Tigre) as Ghostbear, a human pro-wrestler champion with a taste for cheating. In addition, Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Maurice LaMarche (Animaniacs) reunite behind the mic as Foot Lieutenant, the de-facto leader of the Foot Clan, and Foot Brute, the Foot Lieutenant’s right hand man.
All-New Adventures in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The highly comedic voice cast shapes the team in a fresh way and breathes new life into the characters’ distinct personalities, including: Raphael, as the oldest and physically biggest brother, he is now the leader and his enthusiasm and bravado puts him front and center for most of their bizarre adventures; Leonardo, the self-professed ‘coolest’ brother possesses irreverent charm and a rebel heart; Donatello, an unflappable mechanical genius and tech wizard whose ninja skills are second only to his coding; Michelangelo, the youngest brother, an artist and awesome skateboarder with a wild colorful, and imaginative personality; and the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker who is always ready to join in the fun.
The action-comedy follows the Turtles on all-new adventures as they master new powers, encounter absurd mutants and battle bizarre villains, each with their own motivations. Ranging from mystics, mutants and madmen, new creatures and villains emerge to take on Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey in battles across New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the brothers learn to work together and navigate the perils of New York City and the hidden realms beneath the streets in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano and Ant Ward at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series. Andy Suriano is an artist, illustrator and performer, and an Emmy and Annie Award-winning character designer and storyboard artist. His past credits include: Star Wars: Clone Wars, Disney’s Mickey Mouse shorts, Samurai Jack, and The Powerpuff Girls, among others. Ant Ward is an animator, writer and producer best known for his work as supervising producer on Penguins of Madagascar and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Emmy Award-winner was integral to developing Nickelodeon’s CG-animation pipeline.
Considered one of the most popular kids’ television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned four blockbuster theatrical releases. The property has also translated into a significant consumer products business—with toys apparel, home goods, video games, DVDs and more--that has generated billions of dollars at retail. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a top selling action figure and the franchise is a previous recipient of the Toy Industry Association’s top honor for Property of the Year at the TOTY Awards.
Watch the first episode for FREE on Nickelodeon Play App (Singapore)
The launch episode “Mystic Mayhem” is now available as an unlocked content on the Nickelodeon Play app. The Emmy® award-winning Nickelodeon Play app puts the best of Nickelodeon at your fingertips with full episodes, fun-tastic games, hilarious original videos, animated shorts, surprises and more. Download the app for free at Apple iTunes store and Google Play store.
Help the turtles claim victory in “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: City Showdown”
Power up in Nickelodeon's newest free and fun online action game, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: City Showdown, as you help Raph, Donnie, Leo, and Mikey fight off the bad guys and protect Manhattan. Guide the turtles through different quests and challenges. When you land on a green, yellow, or red spot it is time to battle a new mutant in each area of the city created by the villain Baron Daxum. Collect points, stickers or pizza for a high score with each battle.
About Nickelodeon International:
Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.
Eunice Nicole Lim
Manager, Communications, Southeast Asia
Viacom International Media Networks Asia
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