Everyone’s favorite heroes in half shells are back in a new animated feature, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.” From the creative teams behind “The Mitchells vs the Machines,” “Detective Pikachu,” and “Superbad” comes a chaotic and visually stunning film. Seth Rogen serves as producer and co-writer, and you can feel his affection for the franchise in the film. Taking the helm at directing solo for the first time is fellow co-writer Jeff Rowe.
For the first time ever the turtles are voiced by actual teenagers, and they bring a youthful and tumultuous electricity to their roles. In an atypical move for voice actors, the quartet of Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, and Brady Noon all recorded their lines together.
They’re reared by everyone’s favorite rodent, Master Splinter, voiced in this instance by the one and only Jackie Chan. “The Bear” star Ayo Edebiri is intrepid investigative journalist April O’Neil, and O’Shea Jackson (aka Ice Cube) is fellow mutant Superfly.
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We had the chance to sit down with the Turtles, Edebiri, Ice Cube, and director Jeff Rowe to chat recording chaos, mutant love lives, and embarrassing moments.
Please note- these interviews were conducted before the SAG-AFTRA strike.
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.
The film also stars Hannibal Buress, Rose Byrne, John Cena, Natasia Demetriou,, Giancarlo Esposito, Post Malone, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” is in theaters now.