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Has Ninja Turtles Been Renamed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

teenage mutant ninja turtles One of the many things that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans found disturbing about the Michael Bay-produced adaptation was the revelation last year that Paramount Pictures had renamed the movie Ninja Turtles.

TMNT Lair reports, however, that the studio has changed back to the franchise’s original title, at least according to a logo revealed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

When the name was officially changed, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles might have seemed a bit clunky as far as titles go, but a few months later Nickelodeon launched a new CGI cartoon that has become incredibly popular. Never underestimate the power of brand recognition.

The movie, which just began filming under the watchful eye of director Jonathan Liebesman, stars Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo and Megan Fox as April O’Neal and Danny Woodburn as Splinter.

The film was recently rewritten by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman), and is scheduled for a June 6, 2014 release.


  • demoncat_4

    nice after all the last turtles movie kept the teen age mutant ninja part of the title and thats what the turtles are called to begin with . guess paramount did not want any more risk of turtle fans not giving them their money for a new turtles franchise with their changes.

  • Mac

    Oh god. The writer of that “Snow White….” garbage is the writer of this new Turtles flick?

    OK, now I have absolutely no hope that this movie might be good at all.
    And by the time this movie will hit the cinemas, chances are high that the hype of the Nick series is gone already.

  • Joe

    I highly doubt the hype for the Nick series will be gone. The series is still on season 1 and they were renewed for at least 2 more seasons

  • Faust

    Megan Fox as April O’Neal ….. worst choice ever.

  • David Strohmenger

    I never had a problem with the title. We’ve had movies called “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “TMNT”, so this made sense to me. Whenever I talked about the Turtles with my friends, we just said “Ninja Turtles”. We never said the whole title.

  • Matthew Bagnall

    Lets be honest, this is a desperate attempt by the studio to convince fans it wont be terrible – when we all know it will.

    Snow white and the huntsman was a terrible movie – the only saving grace being the evil step mother character.

    Bay shouldn’t even be anywhere near movies – especially childhood favourites.

    As for this article, once again I see more opinions than facts.

    Oh… and Megan Fox is not an actor… she is just a whore. Let’s face facts here. This movie will suck.

  • Johnny
  • Crazymaster

    Casey’s not in it?

  • Hank Against the Machine

    Megan Fox is a terrible choice for April. Snow White and the Huntsman was a lame movie so Evan Daugherty needs to ante up his work for this movie. I know he’s re-writing the script, and they’re back to being called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but are they going to tie in this alien origin still? I hope not. This movie is still up in the air for me.