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The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Here, And People Definitely Have Opinions

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been a staple on television since 1987. Of course, comic book fans will know the first adventure involving the heroes in a half shell came out in 1984, but it's fair to say that the pizza-loving superheroes really shot to fame when the TV series started in 1987.

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Since then, there have been six movies to hit theaters, as well as six TV shows which all followed different plots.

Den of Geek
Den of Geek

It was announced last year that a new Turtles series would be coming, called Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

"Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will follow Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo on all-new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City," reported Den of Geek. "From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the Turtles will encounter absurd new mutants and battle bizarre creatures all while enjoying their favorite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed, the four brothers must learn to work together and navigate the perils of the modern age and hidden realms in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes."

Nickelodeon

“The Turtles is a property that has reinvention in its DNA, which keeps it fresh and relevant to every new generation while satisfying the demand from its adult fans,” said Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group in a statement. “Turtles has been an incredibly important franchise for us since we reignited it five years ago, and we’re excited for the new series to take the characters in a different direction with more humor, a younger and lighter feel and all-new dimensions to explore.”

Months after the initial announcement, we've finally got a glimpse as to what the characters will look like, and let's just say it's...different.

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