Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem drops first movie trailer

Paramount Pictures is taking a page out of Sony's book with the trailer showing off an animation style similar to Sony's Spider-Verse films.

The Turtles are back! After being announced three years ago, the first trailer for the upcoming movie is finally here.

The upcoming movie reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

Paramount Pictures has released the first teaser for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, the second animated film that will premiere in theaters for the franchise. The upcoming movie will be a reboot of 2007’s TMNT and it will feature younger "teenage" Turtles who are just learning the ropes of being heroes.

The new trailer for the upcoming movie has a distinct animation comic-book animation style, reminiscent of Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The latter won Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.

What we know about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

The trailer shows off the goofy side of the "teenage" Turtles.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will be a reboot of the film series and an origins story for the "teenage" Turtles. The plot puts an emphasis on the "teenage" story with the young turtles learning the ropes. They will be fighting familiar foes like Rocksteady and Bebop. However, Shredder doesn’t seem to be a part of the movie.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem casts Nicolas Cantu, Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., and Brady Noon as Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael, respectively. The voice cast also features A-list actors Jackie Chan as Master Splinter, Seth Rogen as Bebop, John Cena as Rocksteady, and Ayo Edebiri as April O’Neil. Rounding out the cast for the animated film are Hannibal Buress as Genghis Frog, Rose Byrne as Leatherhead, Ice Cube as Superfly, Natasia Demetriou as Wingnut, Giancarlo Esposito as Baxter Stockman, Post Malone as Ray Fillet, Paul Rudd as Mondo Gecko and Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom.

Mutant Mayhem will be directed by Jeff Rowe, who is best known for his work as a writer for the TV shows Gravity Falls and Disenchanted. This will be Rowe’s second time directing a feature film.

The upcoming film will feature an A-list cast that includes Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, John Cena, and Giancarlo Esposito.

The screenplay for the upcoming movie was written by Brendan O’Brien. The animation work was done by Mikros Image and Cinesite. The film will be produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver. Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and Nickelodeon Movies will be producing the movie, and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The soundtrack for the film is inspired by Rowe's love for the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game and will feature songs from the title. Rogen shared that the soundtrack is a "random assortment of music" that goes together "in a weird way."

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem arrives in theaters on August 4.

It definitely looks like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has had a massive impact on the animation genre. Coincidentally, the new TMNT movie premieres just months ahead of the Spider-Verse sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which hits theaters on June 2.

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