Nickelodeon has announced that the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D CG cartoon will be getting the reboot treatment come Fall of 2018.
BREAKING NEWS, DUDES.— TMNT (@TMNT) March 2, 2017
A brand-new 2D-animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (working title), is launching in fall 2018.
With the new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon the animation will be shifting from 3D animation to a 2D presentation. The title is tentative, but does sort of echo the titles of first 2 episodes of the current (2012) series, "Rise of the Turtles" (despite what our drunken staff reviewer says).
President of the Nickelodeon Group, Cyma Zarghami, says that the upcoming series will:
"… take the characters in a different direction with more humor, a younger and lighter feel and all-new dimensions to explore."
It sounds like it will be unlike any TMNT cartoon we've seen before:
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will follow Leonardo, Raphael, 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.
Rise will be co-produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon).