Nickelodeon’s upcoming CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot from producer Seth Rogen (The Boys, Preacher, Invincible) will arrive in theaters on August 11, 2023. Rogen made the announcement on Twitter, which you can check out below!
Last year, Rogen revealed that the film will lean more towards a coming-of-age story that has been left out in previous adaptations.
The CG-animated project is set to be produced by Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver through their Point Grey Pictures banner with Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected) directing the project while Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors: Sorority Rising) is attached to pen the script.
The new film will not only mark the first time in over a decade that a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film has been completely animated, but it also marks the first-ever CG theatrical production for Nickelodeon Animation Studios, with Ramsey Naito, EVP of Animation Production and Development overseeing the project for Nickelodeon while Josh Fagen is overseeing for Point Grey Pictures. Paramount Pictures will handle global distribution for the film.
Originally created in 1984 with the Mirage Studios comic book of the same name, the titular heroes were first brought to life on the small screen with the ’87 TV series before coming to the big screen in 1990 at New Line Cinema, with the film garnering major box office success and spawning a franchise of three films. After an initial CGI adaptation in 2007, the franchise would be revived in 2014 with a live-action/CGI hybrid theatrical film produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Paramount Pictures, with the first being panned by critics while the latter received better reviews than its predecessor, though was a commercial failure, leading to the scrapping of a third film.