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New 2D Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series Coming in 2018

Although they were at the height of their popularity in the 1980's, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have never really gone away. They have stayed one of the most popular franchises with kids of successive generations by reinventing themselves every few years, most recently in the 2012 CG TV series. Now the franchise is set to go back to its roots with a new 2D animated series set to launch in 2018.

Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a reimagining of the heroes in a half-shell that will debut with a 26 episode first season on Nickelodeon next year.

The turtles will be voiced by Josh Brenner (Donatello), Omar Miller (Raphael),  Ben Schwartz (Leonardo) and Brandon Mychal Smith (Michelangelo). Kat Graham will play April O'Neil, and Eric Bauza will play Splinter.

The new series will also have a link to the original in that the legendary voice-actor Rob Paulson (who appeared as Turtles in both the 80's and 2012 incarnations) will be voice director on the series.

Nick pitches the new series:

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo on all-new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the Turtles will encounter absurd new mutants and battle bizarre creatures all while enjoying their favorite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed, the four brothers must learn to work together and navigate the perils of the modern age and hidden realms in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes.