Huge TMNT Announcement Coming February 1st

Even though it has only been a few months since Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was taken off the air, they have already revealed several important details about the next cartoon in the franchise. We’ve seen the new logo and we know about some of the new voice actors attached to this project, but Nick has yet to unveil any artwork from Rise of the TMNT. Thankfully, that’s all about to change during a special event taking place in just a few days.

Late last week, Nickelodeon made the first announcement about this event on their @TMNT Twitter account. As you can see, they intend to reveal the character art for Rise of the TMNT during a Facebook Live event on February 1st at 1pm EST. As if that weren’t awesome enough, we can now officially reveal some of the people who will be on hand to talk about this artwork (and potentially other revelations) during this special occasion.

This Rise of the TMNT event will be hosted by none other than Eric Bauza, the actor who gave a voice to Tiger Claw in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Considering that Bauza will also be providing the voice of Splinter in this new cartoon, he may actually be the perfect host for such an announcement. Kevin Eastman will also be there to offer his own thoughts on this new interpretation of the characters that he co-created with Peter Laird.

During this Facebook Live event, you can also expect the appearance of Rob Paulsen, Ant Ward and Andy Suriano. All three of them will be working behind-the-scenes to create a TMNT cartoon that fans will enjoy. In addition to all of these incredible creators, Nickelodeon has also reached out to super-fans Andre Meadows and Machelle Noel to provide their own thoughts on this Rise of the TMNT character art.

Sharp-eyed viewers will recognize Andre not only from Black Nerd Comedy, but also from all of his work as a host during several TMNT panels. Machelle also has an impressive history interviewing people like Eric Bauza, Rob Paulsen and even Kevin Eastman. Needless to say, you couldn’t have chosen two better shellheads to ask questions about Rise of the TMNT during this very special announcement.

With so many notable people attached to this awesome event, it’s safe to say that Thursday is going to be an important day for TMNT fans. Keep your eyes peeled to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Facebook Page to see the latest design for our heroes in a half shell on February 1st at 1pm EST.

Set Visits 2018 | Nickelodeon | Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles| Season 1
Writer: Justin Wren | Article Source: www.TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com
Date: February 1, 2018 | Location: Nickelodeon Animation Studios

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Rise of TMNT – Facebook Live Video

Set Visits 2018 | Nickelodeon | Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles| Season 1
Date: February 1, 2018 | Location: Nickelodeon Animation Studios

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SDCC 2017: Interview w/ The Cast

San Diego Comic-con 2017 was a blast, but it was also somewhat bittersweet. While we once again got the opportunity to see the cast and creators of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it was with the knowledge that they were there to talk about the final season of the show. We still don’t know if any of them will be brought on board for the new series, but that didn’t stop them from talking turtles with us! We sent Machelle Noel (AKA April O’Neil) of GeekRockTV to the convention to speak with the creative minds behind this franchise and ask them a variety of questions about our heroes in a half shell.

During this SDCC interview, we heard from Kevin Eastman, Ciro Nieli, Rob Paulsen, Greg Cipes, Eric Bauza, Stan Sakai and Yuki Matsuzaki. Although the subject of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did come up, all Ciro Nieli could say was that it wasn’t his show and he was passing on the reigns to a new creator. It’s definitely sad to see him leave the franchise, but he seems genuinely appreciative of the opportunity he was given. Nieli and his fellow shellheads all seem very upbeat about the new animated series, and that’s definitely a good sign.

Kevin Eastman also spoke up, expressing that he was happy to see the network give Nieli and his fellow creators an opportunity to have some fun with the final season. Considering the fact that they were able to bring Usagi Yojimbo into the universe and there are plans for a three-episode crossover with the 80’s turtles later this year, it’s safe to say that Nickelodeon has indeed provided a wonderful send-off for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In addition to this interview, Machelle also spoke with some of the most well known actors behind the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – Jason David Frank and Walter E Jones. You may remember them as the Green Ranger and Black Ranger, but they’re also fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When asked about why both franchises tend to draw the same loyal viewership, Jones suggested that it was a love of martial arts that binds both fan communities. Jason also mentioned the turtles, noting that fans would always confuse the franchises at the time he was working on Power Rangers. He also enjoyed the crossover event, indicating that it was very cool and he loved the TMNT at the time.

These interviews were a lot of fun to watch and you can tell that they were pretty fun to conduct as well. In addition to the nerdy discussions, we also get to see co-host Jimmy Blu Mendez taking part in the festivities. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to experience SDCC first hand, there’s nothing quite like seeing it through the eyes of a fellow shellhead.

Of course, conducting interviews isn’t always easy, so there were also plenty of bloopers which have been posted for your enjoyment. In this video, you’ll find plenty of excerpts from interviews related to hit TV shows and popular franchises such as Gotham, Supernatural, Flash, Krypton, IZombie, Riverdale, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action, Unikitty, Black Lighting, Supergirl, Once Upon A Time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers and more!

If you want to see everything else Machelle has been up to, check out her work on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @MachelleNoelTV and @GeekRockTV. Special Thanks to Machelle Noel, Jimmy Blu Mendez, Leticia Ruiz, Matthew Weatherson, Mike Jeffs, Mason Banks, Matt Beck, Emily Beck, Susy Botello (Int’l Mobile Film Festival), Raymond Montemayor (A Star War Toy Story) and GeekRockTV.com.

San Diego Comic Con 2017 | Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Interviewer: Machelle Noel | Writer: Justin Wren
Article Source: www.TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com
Date: Friday – July 21, 2017 | Location: San Diego Convention Center

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SDCC 2017: Power Rangers Talk Turtles

Back in the early 90’s, it wasn’t uncommon for fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to watch Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as well. Although the two shows weren’t exactly the same, they did share some similarities which appealed to both fan communities. In fact, they went together so well that Saban eventually had the Power Rangers team up with our heroes in a half shell. Although some fans were very critical of the crossover, it was still pretty cool to see the two franchises clash.

Perhaps that is why it was so cool to hear none other than Jason David Frank sharing his thoughts about the TMNT during an interview at SDCC 2017. Jason played the Green Ranger and has been a vocal supporter of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise ever since. As a member of the original crew, he has a unique perspective on what it was like to be on the show while the turtles were at the height of their popularity. During the interview, he shared his thoughts about both properties:

“I used to really like the turtles, and we used to get compared to the turtles all the time. I used to be like ‘oh, I do a show called Power Rangers,’ and they’d be like ‘oh, like that cartoon Ninja Turtles?’ and I’d be like “no, man — we’re the Power Rangers… soon you will find out!”

It’s not surprising to find that some people would confuse the two franchises, but it’s nice to see that Jason took it in stride. During the interview, he also answered some other questions relating to the TMNT. Here’s a rundown of his responses:

  • His favorite pizza topping is extra cheese
  • He enjoyed the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie
  • He prefers the slogan “Cowabunga” over “Turtle Power”

Although Jason only spent a short amount of time talking turtles, we recommend watching the entire interview to hear his thoughts on other subjects such as life, faith and – of course – Power Rangers! Machelle Noel also had the opportunity to speak with Walter E. Jones, the actor behind the Black Ranger. He also had some interesting thoughts about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, denoting some of the similarities between both franchises.

Alternatively, if you want to know more about when the TMNT joined forces with the Power Rangers, feel free to check out a synopsis of the episode or see it for yourself in the fourth episode of Power Rangers in Space.

Special thanks to Machelle Noel (AKA our very own April O’Neil) for conducting this interview. If you want to see more of her work, check out @GeekRockTV and @MachelleNoelTV on Instagram. Alternatively, you can also check out an interview she conducted with the cast and crew of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

We would also like to thank co-host Jimmy Blu Mendez, Leticia Ruiz, Matthew Weatherson, Mike Jeffs, Mason Banks, Matt Beck, Emily Beck, Susy Botello (Int’l Mobile Film Festival), Raymond Montemayor (A Star War Toy Story) and GeekRockTV.com.

San Diego Comic Con 2017 | Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Interviewer: Machelle Noel | Writer: Justin Wren
Article Source: www.TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com
Date: Thursday – July 20, 2017 | Location: San Diego Convention Center

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Keywords: TMNT | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Rise | Rise of The TMNT | RiseOfTheTMNT | http://www.TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com

 

WonderCon 2017: Greg Cipes | Michelangelo

WonderCon is almost always an amazing experience, and we were fortunate to have a fellow shellhead on hand at the event this year. Machelle Noel (AKA our very own April O’Neil) of GeekRockTV performed interviews with a variety of actors while attending the convention, but her discussion with Greg Cipes may have been one of the most interesting. As you may know, Cipes plays the role of Michelangelo in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and he had a lot of interesting things to say about the fifth and final season of this series.

One of the biggest revelations was that he has written the lyrics for an Ice Cream Kitty song which will soon get its own music video. He also revealed that the series will finish off with an epic 3 part story which will wrap things up quite nicely. Afterward, he dropped a not-so-subtle hint which may have answered one of the biggest questions we’ve had for several months when saying “you never know where I’ll pop up in the new show.”

Machelle Noel tried to get some more definitive information about this, but all Cipes would say is that the amount of involvement he has with Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will depend upon the fans. It would appear that Nickelodeon may just decide to make Greg Cipes a regular on the show if the fans show enough support for him. Regardless of what comes next, he tried to reassure fellow shellheads by stating that he’ll always be Mikey where it counts and he’ll always be a part of the fan base.

After asking these questions, Noel moved on to a quickfire round of sorts which produced some pretty interesting answers. Here’s a rundown of some awesome responses from Greg Cipes himself:

  • He owns a pair of nunchucks and practices martial arts
  • The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was his favorite
  • He prefers the animated series over TMNT comics or movies
  • His favorite pizza topping is Avocado (he is a Raw Vegan)

These were only a few of the more significant topics covered by Machelle Noel during the interview. If you’d like to see more, make sure to watch the whole thing in the video above. Alternatively, you can also check out her interviews with actors/actresses like Luke Perry, Rachel Kimsey, Wes Gleason, and Marisol Nichols in the video below. If you want to see everything else Machelle has been up to, check out her work on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @MachelleNoelTV and @GeekRockTV. Special Thanks to Machelle Noel, Matthew Weatherson, Matt Beck, Emily Beck and GeekRockTV.com.

WonderCon 2017 | Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Interviewer: Machelle Noel | Writer: Justin Wren
Article Source: www.TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com
Date: Friday – March 31, 2017 | Location: Anahiem Convention Center

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