Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans rejoice, there’s been some movement on the revival for the franchise. A while back we reported that a writer had been found to pen the screenplay for the new film, and a casting announcement was even sent out for members of the infamous Foot Clan. That was months ago, and since then we haven’t heard much, until now. According to Variety, Nickelodeon has acquired the global rights to the property for 60 million bucks.
The Ninja Turtles were originally owned by Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment, and has been a pop culture phenomenon since its comic debut back in 1984. With this new deal, Nickelodeon will start working on a TV series for the characters that will coincide with the release of the rebooted live action film. The show will be CG animated and is scheduled to air in 2012. As for the film, sister studio Paramount will produce the feature which will be released that same year.
I don’t know how I feel about a CG TV series, considering I have the original show on DVD. I prefer to see my turtle power in 2-D thank you very much. I will say that I did enjoy the 2006 TMNT film, even though it wasn’t in my traditional format. I couldn’t watch that type of animation everyday, once in a while is good enough.
What do you think about Nickelodeon buying the rights to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?