Nickelodeon announced their plans to being the voice cast of the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series to the 2018 New York Comic Con. The series will present a panel that will include a Q&A with series stars Omar Miller, Josh Brener, Brandon Smith, and Kat Graham, as well as voice director Rob Paulsen and executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward.
The panel will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 4:15pm ET/PT on the Main Stage at the Javits Center. Nickelodeon plans to show off brand new clips from the series and will have giveaways for fans in attendance. They also teased there will be “special guests.”
Nickelodeon will also be hosting an autograph signing session with the show’s voice talent and executive producers. The signing will take place at the IDW booth.
Additional daily booth activities for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans in attendance include:
- Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Experience: Attendees can step inside the Turtles’ secret lair under the streets of New York City for a gif opportunity.
- The Loud House Photo Opp. Enter the Loud family’s living room, sit on the couch and take a group photo with Lincoln Loud and his 10 sisters.
- Costumed-Character Appearances: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will make appearances at Nick’s booth at select times during the convention.
- Giveaways: Enter for a chance to win special prizes over the course of the convention.
The Plot: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reimagines the characters in a fresh new way, featuring jagged-shelled Raphael as a snapping turtle, wielding twin tonfas as his weapons; Leonardo as a red-eared slider, using an ōdachi sword; Donatello as a soft-shell turtle, sporting a tech-bo staff; and Michelangelo as a box turtle, arming himself with a kusari-fundo. Along for the adventure is the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker and Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles.
The Turtles hold distinct personality traits and skills, including: Raphael, as the oldest and biggest brother, he is the leader full of enthusiasm and bravado; Leonardo, the self-professed ‘coolest’ brother possesses irreverent charm and a rebel heart; Donatello, a mechanical genius and tech wizard whose ninja skills are second only to his coding; and Michelangelo, the youngest brother, a skateboarder and artist who is wild and imaginative.