Thursday, October 17, 2013

Nickelodeon UK To Launch Season Two Of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" In Spring 2014

Nickelodeon UK has announced in a special supplement to celebrate Nickelodeon UK's 20th Birthday in the current issue of ToyNews (October 2013), a monthly trade magazine for the toy business, the Booyakasha TMNT News that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland will start to premiere and show brand new episodes from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season 2 from Spring 2014, as part of "Spring/Summer 2014 on Nickelodeon UK", continuing the crime-fighting adventures of the four mutant Heroes in a Half-Shell turtles — Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo!

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is the #1 show on Nickelodeon UK in 2013 so far this year (2013) among boys aged between 4-9*. Additionally, Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" toy line is the #1 new toy property and #1 action figure year to date (YTD)**. Source: * BARB, All homes, Nickelodeon (Stagger), K4-15, Indi.4+, 1st Jan-7th July 2013, Monday-Sunday, 0550-2150. ** NPD EPoS Retail Tracking (June 2013).

Season two starts off with a bang in the premiere episode, "The Mutation Situation". In the episode, the Turtles discover that the alien Kraang survived their previous showdown and now have dropped mutagen canisters all over NYC. Throughout the season, the Turtles' mission is to recover the canisters before more mutants can be created. Meanwhile, the Kraang and Shredder have united to put an end to the Turtles once and for all, which results in some very scary characters coming after the brothers. With Casey Jones' help, the Turtles take on some of the most bizarre and dangerous villains they have ever seen, all the while trying to unravel the mystery regarding April O'Neil and her importance to the Kraang.

Season two stars Sean Astin ("Lord of the Rings") as Raphael, Rob Paulsen ("Planet Sheen") as Donatello, Greg Cipes ("Teen Titans") as Michelangelo, Jason Biggs ("Orange is the New Black") as Leonardo, Mae Whitman ("Parenthood") as April O'Neil, Hoon Lee ("Royal Pains") as Master Splinter and Kevin Michael Richardson ("Penguins of Madagascar") as Shredder. Joining the cast will be Josh Peck ("Drake & Josh") as TMNT fan-favorite Casey Jones, a teenage hockey player with a rebellious attitude and a lust for cracking down on bad guys, and Corey Feldman ("The Goonies") reoccurs as Slash.
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