Just last week we were speculating about the possibility that someone might snap a blurry photo of something related to Nickelodeon’s Rise of the TMNT at BLE 2017. Thankfully, it looks like that is exactly what has happened! Although we still don’t know what the animation will look like, an awesome user on the Technodrome Forums was nice enough to snap a picture of the new logo. After months of waiting, we finally have our first look at promotional material for the latest iteration of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!The logo appears alongside several other notable TMNT logos, selling Rise of the TMNT as “The Next Mutation.” That might be a reference to the live action Ninja Turtles series with the same name, but you’ll notice that they don’t bother to include it with the other logos. This promotional material is also odd simply because some of the dates are incorrect. The logo for the original animated series features the date “1984,” but that was the year that the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book hit store shelves; the cartoon wouldn’t be released until 1987.
Ultimately, these mistaken dates aren’t that big of a deal. The important detail is our first Rise of the TMNT logo, and it actually looks pretty darn good. While the logo for Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had more of a linear style, the new series appears to use a much less serious font. There’s no way of knowing whether or not that might tell us something about the direction they are taking with Rise, but it’s a possibility. That being said, it’s important to remember that Nickelodeon could change this logo more than once before the show actually airs.
For all we know, this isn’t the official or final logo for Rise of the TMNT. Although I like what I’m seeing, none of us should assume that this design is set in stone. Until we see something coming directly from Nickelodeon, it will be difficult to comment on design choices that may or may not appear when the 2D animated cartoon is released in 2018. Regardless, it’s always nice to see how these things progress, and it’s exciting to get our first taste of a new series based on our heroes in a half shell!