One of four major Nickelodeon movies Netflix acquired from Nickelodeon a few years ago was Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is still in production after all this time. Here’s a guide to everything we know so far about the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming soon to Netflix in August 2022.
The movie was first announced back in February 2019 and is based upon the TV series which began in 2018 giving the classic franchise of the Ninja Turtles an updated 2D look.
Ant Ward and Andy Suriano, architects of the series, are also involved with the movie. Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May are on board to write.
As part of Netflix’s 2021 movie lineup (more on this in a second), Netflix revealed the plotline that the movie will follow:
“The Ninja Turtles are faced with their greatest challenge yet when a mysterious stranger arrives from the future with a dire warning. Leo is forced to rise and lead his brothers, Raph, Donnie, and Mikey in a fight to save the world from a terrifying alien species … the Krang!”
Talking to ComicBook.com, Curiano touched on the movie when asked a question about whether season 2 and the movie will appeal to new or old fans.
“…with the movie, you kind of have to maybe see what comes down the line. But it’s going to be a bit of both, you know? I think, if you’re watching the show and you’re a fan of the show, you’re going to get a really complete experience with the movie. But it’s also going to be a really exciting stand-alone set piece if you’re not directly familiar with the show.”
We also know that Henry Jackman has been bought on board to compose for the new movie. Jackman is perhaps best known for his work on Kingsman: The Secret Service and X-Men: First Class but also composed music for another younger skewed movie in the form of Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Who is voicing in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
Among the voice cast for the movie includes most of the TV series voice actors returning.
- Ben Schwartz as Leo
- Omar Benson Miller as Ralph
- Brandon Mychal Smith as Mikey
- Josh Brener as Donnie
- Kat Graham as April
- Eric Bauza as Splinter
Haley Joel Osment was also announced early in 2021 to be part of the voice cast although it’s not known what role he’ll play.
When will Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles be on Netflix?
The movie was originally part of 2021’s movie lineup alongside The Loud House Movie (which did release on Netflix in August 2021). This 2021 release window was widely reported including by the official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles account.
RISE OF THE TMNT: THE MOVIE
When a mysterious stranger arrives from the future with a dire warning, Leo is forced to rise & lead his brothers, Raph, Donnie, & Mikey in a fight to save the world from a terrifying alien species…the Krang! Coming to @netflix in 2021 @Nickelodeon
— TMNT (@TMNT) January 12, 2021
Netflix has now revealed that Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie will release on August 5th, 2022.
Can you watch the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on Netflix?
Netflix will be picking up (at least in the US – other regions may vary) a couple of the earlier shows from Nick.
As part of the May 2022 US lineup, we know that on May 31st, we’ll get:
- Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Season 1)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Season 1)
That’s all we have for now on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we’ll keep you posted as and when we learn more.