Even though it has only been a few months since Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was taken off the air, they have already revealed several important details about the next cartoon in the franchise. We’ve seen the new logo and we know about some of the new voice actors attached to this project, but Nick has yet to unveil any artwork from Rise of the TMNT. Thankfully, that’s all about to change during a special event taking place in just a few days.
Late last week, Nickelodeon made the first announcement about this event on their @TMNT Twitter account. As you can see, they intend to reveal the character art for Rise of the TMNT during a Facebook Live event on February 1st at 1pm EST. As if that weren’t awesome enough, we can now officially reveal some of the people who will be on hand to talk about this artwork (and potentially other revelations) during this special occasion.
Mark your calendars, dudes! Exclusive Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reveals coming on 2/1. Watch on Facebook LIVE at 1PM EST for an official first-look, special guests & sewer surprises! #TMNT pic.twitter.com/5CDUuDMC60
— TMNT (@TMNT) January 26, 2018
This Rise of the TMNT event will be hosted by none other than Eric Bauza, the actor who gave a voice to Tiger Claw in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Considering that Bauza will also be providing the voice of Splinter in this new cartoon, he may actually be the perfect host for such an announcement. Kevin Eastman will also be there to offer his own thoughts on this new interpretation of the characters that he co-created with Peter Laird.
During this Facebook Live event, you can also expect the appearance of Rob Paulsen, Ant Ward and Andy Suriano. All three of them will be working behind-the-scenes to create a TMNT cartoon that fans will enjoy. In addition to all of these incredible creators, Nickelodeon has also reached out to super-fans Andre Meadows and Machelle Noel to provide their own thoughts on this Rise of the TMNT character art.
Sharp-eyed viewers will recognize Andre not only from Black Nerd Comedy, but also from all of his work as a host during several TMNT panels. Machelle also has an impressive history interviewing people like Eric Bauza, Rob Paulsen and even Kevin Eastman. Needless to say, you couldn’t have chosen two better shellheads to ask questions about Rise of the TMNT during this very special announcement.
With so many notable people attached to this awesome event, it’s safe to say that Thursday is going to be an important day for TMNT fans. Keep your eyes peeled to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Facebook Page to see the latest design for our heroes in a half shell on February 1st at 1pm EST.