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Nickelodeon Hiring Animators For Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Whether you are yourself an animator or you just want to follow the progress of this show, chances are you’ll be happy to hear that Nickelodeon is currently in the process of hiring creative minds to work on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For those who aren’t aware, Rise is the planned 2D TMNT reboot which is currently scheduled to hit the air in 2018. The latest iteration of our heroes in a half shell will be co-executive produced by Andy Suriano & Ant Ward. Suriano is notable for working on such projects as Samurai Jack and Powerpuff Girls while Ward has been an active participant behind the scenes of Nick’s current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

Earlier today, Animation Insider posted a job application from Nickelodeon indicating that they are currently looking for animators to work on the new TMNT reboot. If we’ve got any animators in the crowd, feel free to apply for this position and show Nick everything you’ve got to contribute! The role they are trying to fill is that of a Character Designer, which makes sense given some of the details that have been revealed about Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. According to the initial press release, it seems like Viacom wants to introduce a lot of new characters in this series.

We'll all miss the 2k12 series, but Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles already sounds pretty interesting! Image Source: Nickelodeon.
We’ll all miss the 2k12 series, but Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles already sounds pretty interesting! Image Source: Nickelodeon.

“From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the Turtles will encounter absurd new mutants and battle bizarre creatures all while enjoying their favorite slice of pizza.”

If they have plans to create a lot of “absurd new mutants” and “bizarre creatures,” it only makes sense that they’ll need to hire on a new Character Designer for the show. Before anyone cries foul, just remember that the original animated series introduced a lot of the characters that we know and love today. There’s plenty of room in this franchise for even more awesome characters, and it’s definitely exciting to see Nickelodeon investing some real money into that.

One of the most interesting aspects of this job posting is something they mention under the Responsibilities section: “Ensure quality & style of show is achieved.” This definitely indicates that Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will have its own unique style, but we still don’t know exactly what it will look like. Some have speculated that Nick will be aiming for a Teen Titans Go approach, but other fans are hoping that Andy Suriano will bring us more of the style we saw from Samurai Jack. Whatever the case may be, it’s very exciting to see Nickelodeon hiring on new animators to make this awesome TMNT reboot.

Are you excited for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Does this job posting give you hope for the future of the TMNT reboot? Share your thoughts either in the comments below or on Facebook/Twitter.

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Justin W

Justin W

My name is Justin Wren and I love to write about the TMNT! I've been a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since the late 80's. Back then, I would watch the original animated series and play with the Playmates toys all the time. I have been following the boys ever since I was a kid, and I'm very happy to see them back in the limelight after all these years. Needless to say, I'm proud to be a member of the team on this awesome TMNT Fan Site!

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  • NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN

    I really hope they don’t go with a TTG approach. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    • newsball

      me too, as i had ttg as a dvred show, but then when i moved and had fallen behind, because for awhile all we had at our house was 2 channels no directv, i decided, you know it’s old as the episodes and jokes are rinse repeat they get in trouble and die

  • NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN

    would you happen to know who won the kevin eastman trivia and TMNT box giveaway?

    • There was three contests that day…
      1) submission form for free eye-masks and lapel pins – already sent
      2) TMNT BOX contest – winners selected
      3) Trivia contest – winners being selected today

      We will be making a post on this website. It will contain information regarding winners and prizes.

      • NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN

        AWESOME!!!! I got an email that my pin was sent so that’s great! Thanks so much for letting me know what’s up!

      • NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN

        THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME!!!!!!! LOL

      • NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN

        do you know when the post will go up?

  • I anticipate this show will have lots of excellent fighting scenes. The 2K12 series really did a remarkable job with the entire story. I am excited to see which origin they use.

  • Excited to see what they do with the Turtles this time around!

  • jollygoodboy

    You know and this is my opinion, but I don’t care as much if they add more mutants for all we know they could even add a mutant or a character that inspires the IDW comics like Mirage did with the 2003 Casey backstory, however, that side of the argument being said I fell in love with the 2012 Turtles because of the 3D style which as far as I know is the first incarnation to use FULL 3D CGI, however, now that Viacom has full control over the entire franchise now its up to them to decide whether to go big or go home! That also being said i’m sure Viacom is aware of the impact their show made on the fanbase and would not want to disappoint the original DIE-HARD Turtle they even have gone as far to make sure the show stays cannon as possible to the original Mirage Comics, and it will be interesting to find what plans Viacom has put fourth for the future of the show and its franchise, and weather they would eventually return the show to its original 3D state after they have finished telling the “Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”! As I have before Viacom has tried their hardest to keep the show cannon so I can’t wait to see what cannon storylines they can use for the upcoming 2018 adventure! Also for all we know Viacom does not intend on replacing the exiting incarnation of TMNT, this could just be the start of another show they have planned for the franchise, and it is intirely possible that Viacom wants to continue the original while starting THIS incarnation in the TMNT franchise!

  • Johnny

    I hope the animation for the new 2D series will be a lot like the short Turtles take Time and Space 🚀 and it was a good one