Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem – release date, trailers & more

Eleni Thomas
A still from the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

A brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated film is in the works, with the quartet of crime fighting Turtles back for more in the upcoming Mutant Mayhem movie. Here’s everything we know so far about the next TMNT adventure, including a new synopsis, and the film’s first teaser trailer.

Turtle fans, you’re in luck. A brand new animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, called Mutant Mayhem, is set to release later in 2023. With some massive star power behind the new film as well, there is a lot to like and look forward to about the newest entry in the Turtles franchise.

The film is being developed by Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, and Point Grey Productions. As well as this, the likes of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver will be producing for Point Grey. They will be working in partnership with Ramsey Naito and Jason McConnell, who are overseeing the project for Nickelodeon.

Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem ahead of its release, including a brand-new teaser trailer.


TMNT: Mutant Mayhem release date: When is the movie coming out?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, will be released in theatres and on Paramount Plus on August 4, 2023.

As well as this new animated film, another live-action film is reportedly in the works, with Bay’s team set to come back and work on the film also. Outside of live-action, the franchise has been making its way back into popular culture. On the gaming front, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge was recently released and met with high praise.

Mutant Mayhem cast: Who will be in the new TMNT film?

As well as having some big names producing and directing Mutant Mayhem, the movie will also be featuring some iconic and beloved voices.

The rest of the main cast of the next TMNT movie has been revealed and can be viewed below:

  • Micah Abbey as Donatello
  • Shamon Brown Jr as Michelangelo
  • Nicolas Cantu as Leonardo
  • Brady Noon as Raphael 
  • Hannibal Buress as Genghis Frog
  • Rose Byrne as Leatherhead
  • John Cena as Rocksteady
  • Ice Cube as Superfly
  • Natasia Demetriou as Wingnut
  • Ayo Edebiri as April O’Neil
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Baxter Stockman
  • Post Malone as Ray Fillet
  • Paul Rudd as Mondo Gecko
  • Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom 

However, arguably the biggest reveal for the new TMNT is that Jackie Chan will be voicing Splinter, the master sewer dweller who helps raise and train the Ninja Turtles. 

TMNT movie plot: What will Mutant Mayhem be about?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The recent live-action TMNT boasted a good cast but the designs of the Turtles were heavily critiqued.

The movie now has an official synopsis: “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.”

During an interview with Collider in 2022, Rogan was discussing how, “weirdly the Teenage part of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was always the part that stuck out” to him the most.

Later on in the same interview he added: “As someone who loves teenage movies, and who’s made a lot of teenage movies, and who literally got their start in their entire profession by writing a teenage movie, the idea of kind of honing in on that element was really exciting to us. I mean, not disregarding the rest, but really using that as kind of a jumping-off point for the film.”   

TMNT: Mutant Mayhem trailers

There’s now a two-minute teaser trailer that introduces this new iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and gives us a good look at the film’s hyper-stylised animation. That teaser can be viewed below…

Then, on May 31, 2023, we were given an Official Trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. It gives away a bit more about the story and shows off more of the films animation style. You can watch it below:

The final trailer gives us an even deeper look into the voice cast behind the movie, which includes Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, John Cena, Maya Rudolph, and more.

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