Ever since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted in 1984, there have been many different versions of the half-shell heroes. From dark and ultra-violent stories meant for mature audiences to the afternoon cartoon meant for kids, to the live-action movie, there has been something for everybody who is a fan of the TMNT. With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Seth Rogen brings his stoner humor to the Turtles, joined by an all-star voice cast.
Directed by Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines) and produced by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the film features an amazing voice cast of Micah Abbey as Donatello, Shamon Brown Jr. as Michelangelo, Nicolas Cantu as Leonardo, and Brady Noon as Raphael, plus Hannibal Buress as Genghis Frog, Rose Byrne as Leatherhead, John Cena as Rocksteady, Jackie Chan as Master Splinter, Ice Cube as Superfly, Natasia Demetriou as Wingnut, Ayo Edebiri as April O’Neil, Giancarlo Esposito as Baxter Stockman, Post Malone as Ray Fillet, Rogen as Bebop, Paul Rudd as Mondo Gecko, and Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom.
The latest trailer shows off a kinetic new style of animation for the franchise. Paramount Pictures is loaded with confidence, too, and are already promising multiple animated films following this one.
Here’s the synopsis: In ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,’ after years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem opens in theaters on August 4th.