Aspiring animator/filmmaker and Ugliest Man Alive
- Oct 2, 2014
- Bedford, OH
It's been 10 years since Nickelodeon/Viacom acquired the majority of the TMNT franchise, but it seems that the network/company has grown tired of it. Sure, the acquisition has given us a critically acclaimed IDW version of TMNT, as well as the franchise's first CGI TV show, which lasted for 5 seasons (not many other CGI shows last that long, with a few exceptions); although it ended with many unanswered questions, and it took Nick almost 2 years to get through S4, and most of the 5th and final season (Tales of) aired exclusively on Nicktoons (which is seen as a dumping ground for shows Nick doesn't want to air anymore/at all, just so they can air MORE SpongeBob/Loud House/Casagrandes/PAW Patrol/whatever they truly want to milk next.), and the movies produced by Paramount, as well as the more recent video games haven't been exactly well-received. As for the current TMNT show (Rise of), the rest of season 1, as well as all of S2, the latter of which started airing a couple of weeks ago (though S1 isn't finished just yet), is now exclusive to Nicktoons, complete with a Saturday night death-slot, when so many kids would already be asleep. Are the ratings really that bad? Is the show not as well-received as Nick hoped? Do YOU think Nick/Viacom is done with TMNT and should sell it to another company to prevent any further damage?