When pictures from the upcoming animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first came online, many TMNT fans were unhappy and immediately waited for "not muh Turtles." To be fair, the series looks like a radical departure from previously animated performances and draws visual inspiration from the latest live-action films, which were divisive.
As is the case with most reboot, the internet wrote of Ascension of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles before an episode had even aired. Infinite, Nickelodeon noted the reaction and launched five episodes online before the show's official release date in September. The network did not have to do this, but it's an obvious attempt to convince fans to give it a real shot.
Whether it works or not is another story. However, you should at least pick up Nickelodeon on his generous offer and see what the series is about, because that's exactly what the franchise needs.
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Yes, things are different ̵
Bottom line though: It does something different and we should respect it to have the courage to do it. While the previous animated series all had their high points, they were all derivatives of the original 1987 show. A pepperoni pizza can be tasty and an appropriate go-to dish, but you must experiment with something new after a certain point. This is what Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is: A New Taste of TMNT .
Nickelodeon was always honest about what The rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be. Nickelodeon CEO Cyma Zarghami said in March: "Turtles is a property that reinvents its DNA, keeping it fresh and relevant for each new generation while meeting the demand of its adult fans. Turtles has been an incredibly important franchise for us since we reignited it five years ago and we are pleased that the new series takes the characters in a different direction with more humor, a younger and easier feeling and whole new dimensions to explore. " Let's forget, the 1987 series was also a significant deviation from the source material. It has a special place in the hearts of the 80's and 90's, but that was not what the turtles were about in the Mirage cartoons. Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's original sight was darker and more similar Daredevil and Frank Miller's work than a Saturday morning comic. Nevertheless, the original animated series stands out as the top of Turtlemania – without having a shadow of doubt, and it achieved this distinction by choosing to be its own animal.
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Much like Teen Titans experienced a shift (and fan resistance) when it became morphed to Against Titans Go! The same can be expected here. There is a new foundation and it may feel a bit unknown first, but when you are sucked in, it's a new type of Turtle Power. It's not easy to let go of nostalgia and feelings associated with famous childhood memories, but The rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may be for a new generation what the 80 series was for many of us.  The green skateboard brothers who dance with Vanilla Ice will always exist, but is it not time to see them reimagined for the 21st century instead of being stuck in the past forever?
Revival of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stars Omar Miller as Raph, Ben Schwartz as Leo, Josh Brener as Donnie, Brandon Mychal Smith as Mikey, Kat Graham as April, Neil and Eric Bauza as Splinter. It is scheduled to premiere on September 17th at Nickelodeon.