Skip to main content

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in first teaser trailer for Mutant Mayhem

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in the first teaser trailer for the new animated movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. The footage depicts the crimefighting turtles as teenagers trying to find their place in New York City.

Four young actors voice the four turtles: The Walking Dead: World Beyond’s Nicolas Cantu (Leonardo), Cousins for Life’s Micah Abbey (Donatello), The Chi’s Shamon Brown Jr. (Michelangelo), and The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ Brady Noon (Raphael).

The official synopsis reads: “In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, after years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem | Teaser Trailer (2023 Movie) - Seth Rogen

The impressive voice cast includes Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) as April O’Neil, Jackie Chan (Rush Hour) as Master Splinter, Seth Rogen (The Fabelmans) as Bebop, John Cena (Peacemaker) as Rocksteady, Rose Byrne (Spirited) as Leatherhead, Ice Cube (Ride Along) as Superfly, Natasia Demetriou (What We Do in the Shadows) as Wingnut, Post Malone (Spenser Confidential) as Ray Fillet, Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian) as Baxter Stockman, Hannibal Buress (Spider-Man: No Way Home) as Genghis Frog, Paul Rudd (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania) as Mondo Gecko, and Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom (Disenchanted).

Mutant Mayhem is directed by Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines) in his feature directorial debut from a script by Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors). Rogen, Evan Goldberg (The Boys), and James Weaver (Good Boys) will produce.

Poster and logo for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
Paramount Pictures

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem arrives in theaters on August 4, by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.

Dan Girolamo
Dan is a passionate and multitalented content creator with experience in pop culture, entertainment, and sports. Throughout…
5 movies you need to watch in August 2023
The Turtles eat pizza and look shocked in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

Last year, the movie industry was on shaky ground. The COVID recovery was still in its earliest stages, and while there were hits like Top Gun: Maverick, there were fewer movies actually showing in theaters. Worst of all was the month of August, when only one big Hollywood movie, the mediocre action comedy Bullet Train, was released.

What a difference a year makes. In August 2023, Hollywood has packed the slate with a diverse selection of movies ranging from a comic book movie (the sure-to-fail DC Comics movie Blue Beetle), a video game adaptation (Gran Turismo), and the usual mixture of action movies, thrillers, and comedies. Here are the five best movies you should check out in August, and why they are worth going to the movies to see.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (August 2)

Read more
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take on Superfly in Mutant Mayhem trailer
The TMNT are ready for battle in this image from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

In the last four decades, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had six movies. But the upcoming seventh film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, is the first movie to actually portray the TMNT as teenagers. Of course, this is a reboot, so forget everything you saw in the previous movies. In their latest incarnation, Leonardo (Nicolas Cantu), Donatello (Micah Abbey), Michelangelo (Shamon Brown Jr.), and Raphael (Brady Noon) may have been raised by Master Splinter (Jackie Chan), but they're clearly obsessed with social media. It's all they know about being kids, and it's no longer enough for them to hide in the sewers.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem | Official Trailer (2023 Movie) - Seth Rogen

Read more
Paramount+ reveals its plans for TMNT and Transformers
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their master, Splinter.

During the last few years of CBS All Access, the focus was largely on capitalizing on and expanding the Star Trek franchise. It's even more so now that it's been rebranded as Paramount+. But Star Trek alone isn't enough to make Paramount+ stand out in the sea of streaming services. That's why Paramount+ is taking a couple of big swings with some of the other franchises under the ViacomCBS banner.

Via Deadline, Paramount+ has revealed plans to focus on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers for new movies and shows in the months and years to come. When it comes to the TMNT, those plans include the theatrical slate as well. In conjunction with the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated film, Paramount+ is going to have original animated movies that will star prominent TMNT villains. Presumably, that means Shredder, Rocksteady, and Bebop will get the spotlight in their own untold tales.

Read more