NICKELODEON'S "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" REUNITES ORIGINAL 1980S TURTLES AND KRANG IN EPIC TIME-TRAVELLING EPISODE, SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 11 A.M. (ET/PT)
Nick's CG-Animated Turtles Travel through Time to Meet their 2D-Animated 80's Counterparts in Ultimate Fan Episode, "Trans-Dimensional Turtles"
Episode Also Pays Special Tribute to Kevin Eastman's Original Comic Book Turtles
BURBANK, Calif. - March 7, 2016 - Worlds collide as the voice cast of the 1980s Turtles, Cam Clarke, Rob Paulsen, Barry Gordon and Townsend Coleman joins forces as Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, respectively, in "Trans-Dimensional Turtles," a new episode of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuting Sunday, March 27, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT). In this new half-hour episode, the Turtles are transported to another dimension where they meet their '80s alternate-reality counterparts. Actor Pat Fraley also reunites with the '80s cast for the first time since the original series premiered to reprise his role as Krang.
In "Trans-Dimensional Turtles," all eight Turtles must battle to eliminate both the '80s Krang and Kraang Sub-Prime. After meeting their '80s counterparts in a 2D-animation world, the entire clan moves back into a CG-animation dimension, giving their new retro friends a taste of their realm. Additionally, in another dimensional twist, the episode will offer a glimpse of the Turtles in a comic book world resembling Kevin Eastman's Mirage Studios comic book series.
Season four of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows the Turtles as they embark on their most epic adventure yet - outer space! Allied with a cyborg known as the Fugitoid (voiced by David Tennant), the Turtles hurdle through space, meet strange and bizarre alien creatures, and combat galactic monsters all in a race against time to save planet Earth.
For more TMNT action, viewers can log on to Nick.com for full episodes, quizzes, games and more. Beginning March 21, fans can play the brand-new game set in the '80s Turtle environment, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Kickin' it Old School," where players will travel through the city streets and rooftops charging through Foot Ninjas to diffuse all the dimensionizers planted by Krang to save the city.
Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice cast includes: Seth Green (Robot Chicken) as Leonardo, Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as Raphael, Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as Donatello, Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as Michelangelo, Mae Whitman (Parenthood) as April O'Neil, Hoon Lee (Royal Pains) as Master Splinter and Kevin Michael Richardson (Penguins of Madagascar) as Shredder. Josh Peck (Drake & Josh) is Casey Jones and Corey Feldman (The Goonies) reoccurs as Slash.
Since its launch in 2012, Nickelodeon's CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has re-energized these iconic characters of this wildly popular franchise. Currently in its fourth season, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is seen in over 170 countries and territories and translated in 50+ languages. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows four mutant turtles - Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo - trained in the art of ninjutsu by their mutant rat sensei, Master Splinter, who teaches the turtles to battle evil from the New York City sewers. Executive produced by Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman, the series is created at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.
The Paramount Pictures feature film premiered Aug. 8, 2014, landing at #1 opening weekend with $65MM. To date, the film has grossed $477MM worldwide and a sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, is set to be released June 3, 2016.
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