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FIRST LOOK: Check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the new animated series

February 1st, 2018 by Marc Comments

Remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series that ended last year? Well, Nickelodeon has just revealed the designs of the reboot.

And yes, we know there has been numerous versions of the Turtles on TV over the years, but come on!

Anyway, the new Turtles were revealed on the official TMNT Facebook page earlier (watch the video below) and they are a pretty radical redesign (look above) and in there for the first time, you’ll notice that April O’Neill is now an African America. At least on screen.

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When April was in the original comics by Eastman and Laird, her appearance was definitely hinting that she may be African American and even the creators had different opinions on this:

Eastman and Laird have also had a history of disagreeing about April’s heritage in the original comics—Laird always saw the character as white, and Eastman has said she was originally modeled after his then-girlfriend and eventual wife, who was African American.

Kat Graham will voice April in the new series and we’ll also have Josh Brener, Omar Miller, Brandon Mychal Smith, and Ben Schwartz as Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo.

Oh, and here’s a look at Splinter:


No official release date for the series yet but it’ll have a task ahead of it to match the previous CGI series… that was a real favourite here at FTN.

Watch the full announcement here:

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….