Are they turtles? Check. Still mutants? Check. How about teenagers? Apparently so! EW dropped the full trailer for Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated update and so far everything looks kosher for TMNT purists. Oh sure the heroes in a half shell are not without a few tweaks here and there. Gone is Donatello’s bo staff, replaced with a naginata. The animation seems a bit more chunky and cartoony than the more recent iterations as well, but it’s not without it’s charm. Hell, the only thing that really seems to stick out is the new catch phrase. I think it is safe to say ‘Booyashaka’ isn’t going to spur anything we could/would call ‘Cowabunga-gate’
Friends, this could be what heals us from everything that the bad man did (that’s Micheal Bay and his now ‘on hold’ Ninja Turtle reboot, btw.)
Set to hit TV screens across the nation this fall, staring the voices of Jason Biggs (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello) and Greg Cipes (Michaelangelo). Check out the trailer after the jump.