The series stars Jason Biggs (American Pie) as “Leonardo,” Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as “Raphael,” Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as “Donatello” and Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as “Michelangelo.” Additional cast members rounding out this iconic hit franchise include Mae Whitman (Parenthood) as “April O’Neil,” Hoon Lee (Royal Pains) as “Master Splinter” and Kevin Michael Richardson (Penguins of Madagascar) as “Shredder.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles Episode Synopses:
Rise of the Turtles (Double-Length Episode)
Four sewer-dwelling turtles go above ground for the first time and rescue a teenage girl, April O’Neil, and her father from a near abduction. Before long, they’re caught up in a complicated conspiracy.
When a video surfaces showing the Turtles topside, Master Splinter worries that their secrecy will be compromised. Meanwhile, Raphael struggles to keep his anger problems in check.
New Friend, Old Enemy
Michelangelo accidentally befriends Chris Bradford via social media, a henchman who’s secretly working for Shredder!
I Think His Name Is Baxter Stockman
When the Turtles sneak out against Splinter’s wishes to spend time with April, they battle Baxter Stockman, a deranged inventor in mechanical battle armor.
Donatello invents a remote-controlled robot to stand in for him during a battle with Kraang.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles Fast Facts:
Street Date: February 26, 2013
DVD SRP: $14.99
Running Time: 145 Minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital – English 5.1 Surround
· 6 “making of” Animatics
· Theme Song: Karaoke Music Video
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered on Sept. 29 to 3.9 million viewers and has since grown in its audience double-digits. Funnier and with more ninjutsu than ever before, the show explores the companionship of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence and grow to become the heroes in a half-shell that they are destined to be. The premiere episode was executive produced by Ciro Nieli, Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia and Peter Hastings.
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