NICKELODEON AND POINT GREY PICTURES TO BEGIN PRODUCTION FOR “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”

The new CG-animated theatrical release is Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first-ever CG theatrical production. The release will occur through a partnership with Ramsey Naito and Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver.

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Nickelodeon and Canadian independent film and television production company, Point Grey Pictures announced that the production for an all-new CG-animated “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” theatrical motion picture. It serves as Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first-ever CG theatrical production. “I’m looking forward to seeing 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," Brian Robbins, President, Kids & Family for ViacomCBS said. 

The release will occur through a partnership with Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President, Animation Production, and Development, overseeing production for Nickelodeon. Point Grey Pictures’ contribution to the production will be handled by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver. It will be directed by Jeff Rowe and written by Brendan O’Brian. Josh Fagen is overseeing for Point Grey Pictures. Paramount Pictures will handle worldwide distribution of the film. “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,”  Robbins said.

Nickelodeon revived the franchise in 2012 with the CG-animated series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and then reimaged the Heroes in a Half-Shell with the 2D-animated series Rise of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in 2019. As part of a separate deal, Nickelodeon and Netflix are partnering to produce an original animated 2D film based on the current Rise of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series.

The new CG-animated theatrical release is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, considered one of the most popular kids’ franchises. It was first released as a successful comic book series and then transformed into an animated TV show, a live-action television series, and later spawned numerous blockbuster theatrical releases. The property is a global consumer products powerhouse, winning in every category that has hit shelves to date with toys, apparel, video games, DVDs, and more, generating billions of dollars at retail.

I’m looking forward to seeing 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.” Brian Robbins President, Kids & Family for ViacomCBS