Sunday, October 13, 2019

Nickelodeon USA to Move 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Premieres to Nicktoons From Saturday, October 12, 2019

Following a couple of weeks of speculation whether Nickelodeon USA would be moving Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres to Nicktoons, Dana Vasquez-Eberhardt, the Director, Current Series and Development at Nickelodeon Animation has confirmed that Nickelodeon will be premiering the remaining episodes of Rise of the TMNT Saturday nights at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) from Saturday, October 12, 2019. Vasquez-Eberhardt also revealed that Nickelodeon will be debuting Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season two later this year.

Update (10/9) - The Nickelodeon Twitter account has confirmed the move news:

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2D-animated series which follows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. The series premiered on Monday 17th September 2018. A second season was commissioned before the show premiered.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reimagines the characters in a fresh new way, featuring jagged-shelled Raphael as a snapping turtle, wielding twin tonfas as his weapons; Leonardo as a red-eared slider, using an ōdachi sword; Donatello as a soft-shell turtle, sporting a tech-bo staff; and Michelangelo as a box turtle, arming himself with a kusari-fundo. Along for the adventure is the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker and Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles.

The series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter. WWE Superstar John Cena lends his voice as villain, Baron Draxum, an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants.

Nickelodeon is currently running a exclusive sweepstakes, which invites fans to sign up to Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles newsletter for the chance to win turtle-tastic prizes, such as role play toys, books, Ninjas United! books, When Mutants Attack! books, and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninjas DVDs. To enter, visit

Sonic Drive-In is also currently hosting a Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles promotion.

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 numerous blockbuster theatrical releases. The property is a global consumer products powerhouse, winning in every category that has hit shelves to date—with toys, apparel, video games, DVDs and more—and generating billions of dollars at retail. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been the number-one action figure for the past three years and the franchise is a previous recipient of the Toy Industry Association’s top honor for Property of the Year at the TOTY Awards.

The franchise is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary.

More Nick: Geocaching HQ and Nickelodeon Partner on Limited-Edition 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Trackable Game Pieces!

Originally published: Sunday, October 06, 2019.

H/T: Special thanks to TV Shows Fan for the news!; Sources: Nickandmore!, @unicornmantis (II).
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