After Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, the TMNT franchise had once again found itself dead in the water. Nickelodeon has opted once again for a reboot, but this time it’s going to be CG-animated.
According to Deadline, Nick is teaming up with Seth Rogen’s production company Point Grey Pictures to produce an animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected) is attached to direct the picture with Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver attached as producers.
President of Kids & Family for ViacomCBS Brian Robbins said in a statement about the upcoming reboot:
“Adding Seth, Evan and James’ genius to the humor and action that’s already an integral part of TMNT is going to make this a next-level reinvention of the property. I’m looking forward to see what they do, and I know that Ramsey Naito and her team are excited to take the Nick Animation Studio into another great direction with their first-ever CG-animated theatrical.”
While I thought the Michael Bay Turtles were fine, I’m actually very interested to see what an animated TMNT film would look like with a movie budget. The last animated Turtles movie to come out was TMNT back in 2007, and though I thought the film was okay, it never really got as successful as the live-action movies.
No release date has been set for this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, but if production were to start soon, I expect a release sometime in 2022 or 2023.