Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Nickelodeon Ninjas

The Wall Street Journal has an article about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series set to air on Nickelodeon in 2012. It can only be read by subscribers but some kind folks saved the image from the article.


The actual cartoon will be CG so I'm guessing this is just concept art. It looks alright. Michaelangelo is suitably wacky. His nunchucks have been replaced with a different weapon. This isn't the first time this has happened. Mikey had a grappling hook in the later episodes of the original toon and tonfas in the live action TV show. Apparently the illegality of nunchucks in certain areas even extends to their depiction in cartoons. In this pic it looks like Mikey is wielding a surujin, a chain with a weight on the ends. It actually seems more dangerous than nunchucks.

I know I wrote about an upcoming animated series based on a preview image just yesterday, so apologies for another one so soon. A Fistful of Suck: don't expect much variety.

Updated 3/11: Well that didn't take long for something more substantive to appear. There's a brief teaser trailer online. Seeing the turtles in their CG forms, they remind me of the Mirage designs.

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