Retro Revival on the Half-shell, Turtle Power!

The Ninja Turtles will be having yet another new series, starting at the end of this month. The series will be done in CGI. The designs of the turtles will be different from previous series, most noticably with their limbs narrowing toward the hips/shoulders, more like a real turtle. The turtles will also be more different from each other. In previous incarnations, they all looked the same, but in this one they have slightly more unique designs. (For example, Donatello is taller than Michelangelo, and Raphael has a big crack in his shell.)

The greatest change in the available clips however, seems to be Splinter’s appearance. He’s taller, slimmer/straighter, and has svelt black & grey fur instead of dingy brown.

Based on the previews, this show will blend the darker, more action-packed elements of the more recent series with some of the humor from the original series.
The styling will take a bit of getting used to, but this looks to be a promising new series (and the style change actually seems less jarring than the 2003 series, and especially the extremely stylized designs from Fast Forward).
The show will air September 29, 2012 on Nick.


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