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SDCC2015: News From the Ninja Turtles Panel

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This afternoon Nickelodeon held its special Turtle Power! panel at SDCC to reveal the future of the Ninja Turtles and their hit CGI program.

Andre Meadows (YouTube’s “Black Nerd”) moderated a special panel with Seth Green (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw) and Fred Tatasciore (Rocksteady) in attendance, along with executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman. The first thing they did was announce the pickup for a 20-episode fifth season (woot! Keep buying those toys, kids).

Who’s going to be guest-starring on the show soon? We found that out next. Many classic characters from both the original comic and the TV series will be making appearances in Season Four.

  • David Tennant (Dr. Who) guest stars as The Fugitoid who was once an alien scientist named Dr. Honeycutt, but after his body was destroyed, his brain was saved and placed into the body of a robot.
  • Peter Stormare (Fargo) guest stars as Lord Dregg, an arrogant, insectoid crime lord. When the Ninja Turtles incur his wrath, he becomes one of their most dangerous enemies.
  • Michael Dorn (Star Trek) stars as Captain Mozar, the supreme Commander of the Triceraton Fleet.  He is a cunning and brutal military commander who answers only to the Triceraton Emperor.
  • Additional guest stars debuting later this year include: Lance Henriksen (Aliens) as Zog, a scout for the alien Triceraton army; Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) as Armaggon, a vicious, bounty-hunter robo-shark with a taste for turtle; and Zelda Williams (The Legend of Korra) as fan-favorite Mona Lisa, a highly skilled Salamandrian warrior.

And we’re not even finished with Season Three! New episodes from the current running season will return August 2nd at 11 AM on Nickelodeon. If you miss them there, there are plenty of other avenues: Ninja Turtles episodes will be available on Nick.com and the Nick App, along with platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Hulu and VOD.

UPDATED: Nickelodeon has released a video clip and stills of character art.

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