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Friday, September 26, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.23 "The Invasion"




It's heeeeere! If you haven't yet caught the Season 2 finale on Nick.com, you can catch it on your TV tonight! There's so much excitement packed in, it's a two-part, hour-long episode.

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 2.23 "The Invasion"
Leo and Donnie clash over how to halt the Kraang invasion, and then Leo get separated from the team, forcing Donnie to take charge.

Watch it at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time Sunday morning. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Friday, September 12, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.21 "A Chinatown Ghost Story"




At last! It's been a long wait, but new episodes of TMNT finally start again TONIGHT! Over the next few weeks we'll be finishing out season 2 before heading straight into season 3. So grab a pizza and take a seat in front of the TV!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 2.21 "A Chinatown Ghost Story"
Donnie's jealousy intensifies as April and Casey get closer, and then April is abducted by a malicious spirit seeking to deplete her powers..

Watch it at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time Sunday morning. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New "Danger of the Ooze" Video Game Announced



Nickelodeon and Activision have announced a new video game based on the TMNT Nickelodeon cartoon, due in stores November 11, 2014.

This new game will be available for Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Game features include:
  • Play as your favorite Turtle Switch between them anytime
  • Battle new enemies from the hit TV Show not yet seen in a TMNT video game
  • Fight villains with all new combat system to earn XP and upgrade your characters
  • Explore the non-linear world to find hidden upgrades
  • Travel through new locations like the mysterious Dimensions X

Game screen shots:

Friday, July 11, 2014

TMNT Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award




Yesterday, the nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. In the category of Best Animated Program, the primetime special, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project, was nominated.

The other nominees in the category of Best Animated Program are Archer, Bob's Burgers, Futurama, and South Park. The winner will be announced during the live broadcast, August 25, 2014.

Earlier this year, TMNT won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special. No TMNT series, past or present, has been previously nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Ninja Turtles" Movie Tie-In Game Announced for Nintendo 3DS




Activision has announced a tie-in game for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. While the movie has a release date of August 8, the game just has a general release date of "August."

Nintendo Life reports:
[The game] will take the form of a third-person action game that will let players switch between the four turtles at any time. Each turtle possesses his own set of stats and skills, with Raphael, as a given example, centering on strength and Michelangelo focusing more on speed. Classic foes will show up as fodder to face off against, including the Foot Clan and Baxter Stockman's scientific abominations.

Interestingly, one of the released screenshots features Slash, obviously influenced by the character's appearance in the Nickelodeon cartoon. It seems likely that despite an obvious attempt to emulate the appearance of the movie, the game might not actually have much in common with it.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

TMNT Cartoon Gets a Season 4, Seth Green Joins Cast as Leonardo for Season 3



With the second season still airing, Nickelodeon has announced that it is giving the go ahead for season 4 of its current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CGI cartoon. Also announced is that when season 3 begins airing in the fall, Seth Green will be stepping into the role of Leonardo.

Speculation has been growing about Jason Biggs, who has been the voice of Leonardo since the debut of the show in 2012, being recast, as in recent weeks Leonardo has been voiced by substitute voice actor Dominic Catrambone.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Nickelodeon Spring Break DVD Giveaway!




Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution offer up these action-packed DVDs this Spring Break. All of these adventure-filled DVDs featuring some of Nickelodeon’s most beloved characters are now available at retailers! Don’t miss out on this supercharged springtime!.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles
Join everyone’s favorite ninja brothers as they emerge from their hidden lair in the sewers of New York City for the very first time! This debut DVD from the hit series is a great start to an adventurous Spring Break.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enter Shredder
Every turn yields a new enemy! Get ready for non-stop battles against Kraang-droid, mechanical Mousers, a mutant alligator and even the evil Shredder himself!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Showdown
It’s nonstop ninja action as the Turtles face off against the Rat King, Cockroach, Baxter Stockman and more. This two-disc set features the final twelve episodes of the first season!

Legend of Korra Book One: Air
Follow the headstrong and rebellious Korra as she begins her quest to become a fully realized Avatar in a world where benders are under attack! This first DVD addition to the series follows the events of the beloved animated franchise Avatar: The Last Airbender.

SpongeBob and Friends: Patrick SquarePants
Join best friends SpongeBob and Patrick through their typical wacky adventures across 14 episodes! This collection includes an episode titled Karate Star, in which Patrick learns just enough karate to wreak havoc in Bikini Bottom. HIYA!

Win an Incredible Nickelodeon Spring Break DVD Package!

Three lucky winners will receive a complete set of all five of the above-mentioned DVDs!

Three ways to win! Leave a comment to be automatically entered! Then watch Facebook and Twitter for two more ways to enter!

NOTE: If you comment to win, you MUST either have your e-mail address publicly visible in your profile, or you must include your e-mail address in your comment. (Otherwise you can't be contacted if you win.)

One entry per person per method (maximum of 3 entries). One winner will be randomly chosen from each entry method. Entries must be received by 11:59pm Pacific Time, April 6, 2014.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TMNT Nominated for Favorite Cartoon Kids' Choice Award




Nickelodeon has announced the nominations for the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards and their on-going Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CGI series is nominated for Favorite Cartoon. Also nominated are Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb, and Spongebog Squarepants.

Voting for the awards is now open. Click here to go directly to the Favorite Cartoon category. And don't forget, you can vote as often as you like!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New TMNT Animated Video Game Now Available



It snuck up with virtually no promotion, but the first video game based on Nickelodeon's animated TMNT cartoon series is now available on Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, and Nintendo 3DS.

Check out the trailer below, then get it now!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New TMNT Fan Club Website Now Live




Nickelodeon yesterday launched a new TMNT Fan Club website. However, users of the old Turtles vs. Foot website will recognize it as being more or less the same thing. Fans who sign up have the opportunity to enter contests to win prizes by sharing TMNT posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Currently, fans can enter to win Bebop and Rocksteady production action figures, a signed Nickelodeon season 2 script, and an Xbox 360.

Friday, September 27, 2013

TMNT Season 2 to Begin October 12



Nickelodeon has announced that season 2 of it's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series will begin Saturday, October 12, at 11am ET (10am CT).
In the first episode, "The Mutation Situation," the Turtles find out that alien Kraang has dropped mutagen canisters all over New York. Throughout Season 2, the heroes will have to recover those canisters before more mutants are created. Meanwhile, Kraang and Shredder have joined forces to stop the Turtles.



Here's a sneak peek clip:


Monday, July 15, 2013

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2013



It's that time of year again! And as always, Ninja Pizza is your go-to source for everything TMNT at Comic-Con! If you'll be at the show, check out the points of interest below. If you'll be watching Comic-Con from home, be sure to follow Ninja Pizza on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest updates as they happen!

All dates, times, locations, and generally everything is subject to change.

Panels:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman
When: Thursday, 10-11am
Where: Room 9
A special discussion about all things TMNT featuring co-creator Kevin Eastman! Join Eastman and other members of the IDW Publishing TMNT creative brain trust, including editor Bobby Curnow and writer Tom Waltz, for what promises to be one shell of a fun and informative time!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Action Figure Showcase
When: Thursday, 2-3pm
Where: Room 25ABC
Members of the mutant marketing team for Playmates Toys-the master toy licensee for TMNT since the 1980s-prepare to "unleash shell," discussing what's now, new, and next for the articulated heroes on a half-shell. Get sneak peeks at future toys (perhaps some from season 2 of the Turtles' animated series or the upcoming TMNT movie), and ask questions of "team green" members who've worked on all three incarnations of the Turtles since their debut decades ago.
Go Green! With the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team: Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
When: Friday, 2:15-3:15pm
Where: Room 6A
Check out Nick’s latest mutation as Executive Producers Ciro Nieli and Peter Hastings and Story Editor Brandon Auman discuss the upcoming finale for Season 1 and get an exclusive look at what’s in store for Season 2. Meet members of the incredible Ninja cast: Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder). Stick around for the “unmasking” of a fan-favorite character.
IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles, and More!
When: Sunday, 11am-12pm
Where: Room 4
Editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz (and a host of amazing creators) discuss the growing slate of all-ages titles at IDW -- including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more. Plus, free comics!

Signings:

Nickelodeon TMNT Cast & Crew
When:
Friday, 3:45-515pm
Who: Sean Astin, Rob Paulsen, Greg Cipes, Mae Whitman, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Ciro Nieli
Where: Nickelodeon booth (#4113)

IDW TMNT Creative Team
When: Friday, 6-7pm
Who: Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn
Where: IDW booth (#2643)

IDW TMNT Creative Team

When: Saturday, 12-1pm
Who: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn
Where: IDW booth (#2643)

Artists' Alley:

Who: Michael Dooney
Known For: Drawing countless Turtles
Where: DD-22

Who: Dave Garcia
Known For: TMNT Adventures, creator of Panda Khan
Where: GG-17

Elsewhere:

Who: Kevin Eastman
Known For: TMNT co-creator
Where: Booth #1529 (Heavy Metal)

Who: Alex Deligiannis
Known For: Artist at Nickelodeon, TMNT mega-fan
Where: Booth #1802

Exclusives:



What: Shredder figure with chrome armor and removable helmet.
Where: Nickelodeon booth (#4113)
Price: $30



What: TMNT Funko Pop! Metallic Variants
Where: Funko book (#5343)
Price: $15/each


What (left): TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 variant cover
Where: Diamond Comic Distributors booth (#2401)
Price: $4

What (right): TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 variant cover
Where: Awesome Conventions booth (#620)
Price: $20


What (left): TMNT: Ultimate Collection Vol. 4 black & white variant cover
Where: IDW Booth (#2643) [pre-order here]
Price: $50

What (right): Kevin Eastman's TMNT Artobiography black & white variant cover
Where: IDW booth (#2643) [pre-order here]
Price: $50

What (not pictured): TMNT on-going #21 comic-folio
Where: IDW booth (#2643)
Price: $35
Notes: This is an IDW Limited item that will be available in limited quantities at the show. Additional quantities will be made available online within a few weeks. Watch Ninja Pizza for more information as it becomes available.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Classic Turtles to Join Nick Turtles in Season 2




In an exclusive interview with USA Today, Nickelodeon Executive Producer Ciro Nieli has dropped some hints about what TMNT fans can expect with the remaining part of this season, as well as next season.

The big news coming from this interview is that next season there will be a one-hour special unites the Turtles voice actors from the original cartoon with their modern counterparts.
It'll be a story point, too, that brings classic and current Turtles together.

"We all have a nostalgia for these characters in all their incarnations, and any time we can serve it up, we take the chance," Nieli says. "The trick is finding a way to do it where it doesn't feel wedged in, where you don't even see it coming.
Townsend Coleman (Michaelangelo) hinted at the reunion earlier this week on Facebook when he changed his cover photo to a picture of the outside of Nickelodeon Studios in Burbank, CA.

The original TMNT voice actors are Coleman, Cam Clarke (Leonardo), Barry Gordon (Donatello), and Rob Paulsen (Raphael). Paulsen, of course, would be pulling double duty as he the current Donatello. The rest of the current cast is Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Jason Biggs (Leonardo), and Sean Astin (Raphael).

According to the interview, one other blast from the past fans can expect is the return of Mutagen Man from the original cartoon and toy line.

New episodes of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles begin again this Friday, April 5, with Baxter's Gambit.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"TMNT: Out of the Shadows" Video Game Announced




Activision has officially announced their first TMNT video game title, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Our of the Shadows." And what a curious entry into the TMNT video game library this is. Check out the first trailer:


As of right now, the game will only be available as a download from Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, and Stream on PCs. Gameplay will feature 4-player online co-op as the Turtles fight the Foot Clan through New York City.

"Out of the Shadows" is supposedly "inspired by" the Nickelodeon cartoon series, but it obviously doesn't take its visual cues from the series. No, instead of using the awesome designs from that series, they've opted to design the Turtles to look like horrible, badly-proportioned fan art. I can appreciate them wanting to go for a more realistic look than the cartoon series has to offer - that allows them to appeal to a broader, older audience - but these Turtles look like crap.


I remember when Nickelodeon first bought the TMNT and my biggest fear was that they would totally reinvent the characters so that they didn't at all resemble the Turtles that I had adored for 20 years. Then when we got the first look at the designs for the CGI cartoon series, I was incredibly relieved. And now that we've finally seen the series it's awesome and amazing. And the IDW comic book has been similarly impressive. All seemed to be good (with the looming possible exception of the upcoming movie). With all the good coming out of Nickelodeon, the sudden appearance of these craptacular Turtles is quite curious, indeed.

We'll just have to wait and see how this plays out.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Nickelodeon Confirms 3rd Season for TMNT Series




At their annual "Upfront" presentation on Tuesday, Nickelodeon announced that the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CGI series has been renewed for a third season. Of course, the series is still in the middle of its first season, so getting an announcement this early for a third season is a very good sign.

However, at last year's Toy Fair there was signage that indicated Nickelodeon was already committed to new episodes through 2015, which would be at least three seasons. So, this isn't exactly newnew information, but nothing is guaranteed in the entertainment industry and it's always good to get confirmation and reassurance. Booyakasha!

Friday, February 8, 2013

New TMNT Video Games Officially on the Way from Activision




At last year's Toy Fair we saw the first hint that Activision had been tapped by Nickelodeon to develop new TMNT video games. Now, on the eve of this year's Toy Fair, we have confirmation of that deal and the first hints of what we can expect.

From a press release dated yesterday:
Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., today announced a worldwide, multi-year deal to develop and publish video games inspired by the new CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Under the new agreement, Activision has the global rights to produce interactive games based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property.
Multiple sites are claiming that the first of three titles is due to come out this summer, although no supporting information or sources are cited. Watch here for more details as they're made available!

Monday, January 21, 2013

New TMNT Episodes Begin Jan. 25; New Voice Cast Members Announced



An exclusive article on TVGuide.com has announced that new episodes of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series will begin again on January 25. This special Friday night episode will air at 7pm Easter / 6pm Central (check your local listings to be sure) and introduces the Rat King.

Also revealed in the article is the news that Roseanne Barr has been cast as the voice of Kraang Prime, who will appear in the season finale. Additionally, Kelly Hu has been announced as the voice of Karai, and Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira) will be a research scientist named Mrs. Campbell.

The character design for Karai, who is presumably shown facing Leo in the picture above, has created a bit of a stir. She is said to be a rebellious teenager, which is a bit of a departure from previous incarnations of the character.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Nickelodeon TMNT Series Nominated for 3 Annie Awards




Nominations for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, which celebrate excellence in the field of animation, have been announced with Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series receiving three nominations.
Directing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
Michael Chang, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Never Say Xever’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Storyboarding in an Animated  Television/Broadcast Production
Irineo Marramba, Ciro Nieli, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman’’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios 
Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
Mae Whitman as April O'Neil – ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Congratulations to the nominees! The Annie Awards will be announced and presented during a ceremony scheduled for February 2, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Video of TMNT Float in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade



Hopefully everyone has recovered from the turkey comas! If you missed it, here are some videos of the TMNT float from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.




Wednesday, November 21, 2012

TMNT Float Ready for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade




Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the good ol' U.S. of A., and with it comes the tradition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. As first announced last month, the TMNT will be riding in style down the parade route on a brand new float! The finished float is pictured above, and some in-progress pics are below.


The parade airs tomorrow morning on NBC at 9am in all time zones.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! And I'll try to have a video clip of the float available before the end of tomorrow.