The world’s favorite quartet of heroes in a half-shell is making a triumphant, CG-animated return to the small screen this fall, as Nickelodeon has given the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a 21st-century facelift.
The butt-kickin’ ooze brothers — See what I did there? Ooze brothers? Ahh, forget it. — known as Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael have been given a whole new set of adventures to be spread across 26 episodes on the popular children’s network.
Nickelodeon describes the series as follows (courtesy of EW):
Funnier and with more Ninjutsu than ever before, the show will explore the companionship of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence and grow to become the heroes in a half-shell that they are destined to be.
Dramatic, right? For the kids’ sake, I just they don’t mess with the pizza cravings, cool fights and corny jokes.
They did mess with the theme song, though. For the cartoon’s 2012 incarnation, the rock soundtrack from the 80s version is replaced by a rap song. Nothing wrong with rap or the new song — it’s catchy enough to keep the cool kids interested, but the words might be rapped a little to fast for them to sing along to — but as a guy who loved the Ninja Turtles as a kid, I’ve got kind of a nostalgic connection to the original.
Anyway, check out the new song below. Fresh from Comic-Con
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon premieres September 29th on Nickelodeon. Check your local listings.