SDCC 2018: Ben Schwartz, Kat Graham Lend Their Voices To Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Credit: Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon’s latest reimagining of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles drew fans of all ages to the show’s panel at Comic-Con.

On hand were Omar Miller (Raph), Ben Schwartz (Leo), Josh Brener (Donnie), Brandon Mychal Smith (Mikey), Kat Graham (April O’Neil), and Eric Bauza (Splinter) as well as co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and voice director Rob Paulsen. Though not present at the panel, John Cena is also a part of the voice cast as the villainous Baron Draxum.

Attendees were treated to a trailer that shows the new look of the Turtles.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows the Turtles on all-new adventures as they master new powers to combat mutants and bizarre villains. The guest stars lined up to voice those villains includes: Lena Headey as Big Mama, a gigantic spider mutant (pictured below); John Michael Higgins as Warren Stone, a former news anchor turned mutant earthworm; Tom Kenny as Albearto, a singing, birthday-loving rampaging robot; Sam Richardson and Tim Simons as Muninn and Huginn, gargoyles who are never far from their master, Baron Draxum; John Rotten Lydon as Meat Sweats, a power-hungry mutant pig; Rhys Darby as Hypno-Potamus, a mutant magician/hippo; and Jorge Gutierrez as Ghostbear, a human pro-wrestler champion with a taste for cheating.

Credit: Nickelodeon

The synopsis for the show reads: “Ranging from mystics, mutants and madmen, new creatures and villains emerge to take on Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey in battles across New York City.  From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the brothers learn to work together and navigate the perils of New York City and the hidden realms below in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes.”

In addition to the fantastic group of actors already mentioned, Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Maurice LaMarche (Animaniacs) reunite behind the mic as Foot Lieutenant, the de-facto leader of the Foot Clan, and Foot Brute, the Foot Lieutenant’s right hand man. The duo are known to fans as Pinky and the Brain, respectively.

The new 26-episode series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano and Ant Ward. The series will debut on September 17th.

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