Seth Rogen‘s TMNT movie now has an official title and release date. The CG-animated feature film will be titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and will hit theaters on August 4, 2023. The film also gets a new logo featuring homage to the comic book roots.
The TMNT reboot announced by Paramount and Nickelodeon in 2020 will attempt to hone in on the teenage element of the characters. The film will be directed by Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Gravity Falls) from a screenplay by Brendan O’Brien (The House, Neighbors). Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver are producing the film through their company, Point Grey Pictures.
No cast has been announced, but for the first time in the franchise’s history, Rogen revealed that all four turtles will be voiced by actual teenagers, as opposed to adult actors, in order to keep the authenticity of the teenage element to the TMNT film on his behest. During an interview from IGN at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman later expressed his support to the reboot, and praised Rogen on his vision of the film for emphasizing the team on being teenagers.
Animation services will be provided by Mikros Image and Cinesite. TMNT: Mutant Mayhem features a 2D-style CG animation similar to Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and inspired by sketch drawings Rowe drew on his school notebook as a teenager.