It’s been over a year since we learned that Seth Rogen was rebooting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with his longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg. Now, we know exactly what day that animated movie is coming out and what it’s called. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem hits theaters on August 4, 2023, exactly one year from today.
The announcement of the release date and title was completed with a treatment of the film’s title, in addition to the unveiling of a mural dedicated to the film appearing in New York City. What we haven’t been given yet is the plot of the movie, what non-Turtle characters we’ll see, and who will voice anyone we see on screen.
There are, however, some safe assumptions we can make about the project. For example, based on Rogen’s initial tweet of what look like Leonardo’s science class notes, the movie seems to lean heavily into the “teen” aspect of the gang. And given the Mutant Mayhem title and the three mutation types listed in Leo’s notes, we should definitely expect more mutants than our green heroes. Of course, those same notes also mention April O’Neil, but it’s hard to imagine a TMNT adventure without her.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will be co-directed by Jeff Rowe, who was previously the writer of the Netflix animated film The Mitchels vs. The Machines, and the storyboard artist for Mitchels vs. The Machines, Kyle Spears. Rogen and Goldberg are the producers of the project, along with James Weaver.
If it includes both animated and live-action movies, this will be the tenth Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The most recent entry, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, arrives on Netflix on August 5.
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