Entertainment Animated 'Ninja Turtles' Movie in the Works from Seth Rogen
World's largest green turtle colony nearly twice as big as thought
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are going back to animation for a new big screen adventure. Nickelodeon Animation will produce a CG installment along with Point Grey Pictures, the shingle run by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver.
Jeff Rowe, co-director of the upcoming Phil Lord and Chris Miller-produced animated movie Connected, will direct from a script by Neighbors screenwriter Brendan O’Brian.
This will be Nickelodeon Animation's first CG theatrical film, and follows the studio reviving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise for the small screen in 2012 with a CG animated series. The studio is also teaming with Netflix for a 2D-animated film based on the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series.
Kenneth Branagh wants a Shakespearean animated film
© Bang Showbiz Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh reveals exciting creative plans. As the British director reveals, he wants to bring William Shakespeare's literary works to the big screen as an animated film. However, it could take a while before he realizes his considerations. "I've been thinking about an animated Shakespeare for a long time, but I'm always waiting for the moment when the desire to do it becomes an absolutely stubborn need rather than a mere desire," explains the 59-year-old.
The Ninja Turtles — four brother turtles who mutate into humanoid heroes known for their love of pizza and Ninjutsu — began life as an indie comic first published in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It spawned an '80s animated series as well as multiple, including the recent Michael Bay-produced films, as well as the 2007 animated TMNT movie.
Ramsey Naito will oversee the new film for Nickelodeon. Josh Fagen is overseeing for Point Grey Pictures. Paramount Pictures will distribute 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," said Brian Robbins, president, Kids & Family Entertainment at ViacomCBS. "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."
Netflix orders queer-friendly DeadEndia animated kids series with Beetlejuice musical star .
Looking to fill the Steven Universe and She-Ra void? Keep an eye on this one. Netflix announced Thursday that the graphic novels will be adapted into a new animated kids series, which is set to launch on the streaming platform in 2021. At a time when there's a void left by Steven Universe (which ended in March) and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (which ended in May), this already seems to tick a lot of the same boxes. DeadEndia is set in the space of a theme park and the haunted mansion that resides there.