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CG Ninja Turtles Movie Given August 21, 2023 Release Date

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It takes a long time to make a computer-animated movie– the typical turnaround is four years from pre-production to release. Seth Rogen’s production company Point Grey Pictures announced they were working on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie one year ago, and we’ve still got a long wait ahead…the movie’s release date was revealed by Rogen today as August 21, 2023.

The date was spoiled in the form of a ratty sheet of notebook paper, student notes doodled on by Leonardo. He drew an “S” and a vial of mutagen and an unflattering caricature of his teacher. Have a look…

Wait a minute….teacher? Student notes? Is Leonardo in school? How is he going to school? Does he wear a trenchcoat and fedora the entire time? Or is this a world where everyone knows giant mutated talking animals exist and have accepted it? That would certainly be a first for the franchise.

It may tie into something Rogen said earlier about this version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles leaning a bit more heavily on the “teenage” portion. “I think one thing we’ve been pretty consistently good at over the years is creating material about teenagers, from Blockers, Good Boys, and Superbad. That was really what became exciting for us is how do we make a great action-adventure movie that’s also a great teenage movie.”

The last thing I want is for Raph to be grounded for hitting on Mikey’s (human) girlfriend, yell “I HATE YEEEUUU” at Splinter through braced teeth and slam the sewer door. Rogen’s teenagers don’t tend to be that annoying, though. The most recent cartoon he’s been involved with, Amazon’s Invincible, is a great example of how to do teens right. We’ll see what we get.

The Ninja Turtles have been on the big screen at least six times in the last thirty-one years, beginning with the original Jim Henson movie released in the spring of 1990. This would not even be the first time an all-CGI movie has been done with the Turtles, as “TMNT” hit in 2007.