It’s been over a year since we learned that Seth Rogen was rebooting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg. Now we know exactly what day this animated movie will be released and what it’s called. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem hits theaters on August 4, 2023, exactly one year from today.
Along with the release date and title announcement came a treatment of the film’s title, as well as the unveiling of a mural dedicated to the film that appears in New York City. What we haven’t been given yet is the plot of the film, which non-Turtle characters we’ll see and who will voice everyone we see on screen.
There are, however, some safe assumptions we can make about the project. For example, based on Rogen’s initial tweet about what looks like Leonardo’s science class notes, the movie seems to lean heavily on the “teenage” aspect of the gang. And given the title Mutant Mayhem and the three mutation types listed on Leo’s notes, we should definitely expect more mutants than our green heroes. Of course, those same notes also mention April O’Neil, but it’s hard to imagine a TMNT adventure without her.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will be co-directed by Jeff Rowe, who previously helmed the Netflix animated film The Mitchels vs. The Machines, and storyboard artist Mitchels vs. The Machines, Kyle Spears. Rogen and Goldberg are producing the project, alongside James Weaver.
If you include both action and anime films, this will be the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ tenth film. The new entry, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, hits Netflix on August 5th.
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