New TMNT Toon Comes Out of Shell on CW4Kids

A new 90-minute animated movie starring everyone’s favorite pizza-loving, evil-fighting turtles will makes its TV debut on Saturday, November 21st at 10 a.m. on The CW4Kids. Titled Turtles Forever, this animated special incorporates the three distinctive versions of the Turtles as they appeared in their original iterations: 1984 black and white comic book; late 1980s/early 1990s animated TV series; and their current animated series.

In this inventive movie, the Technodrome’s dimension-spanning powers causes present-day Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo to babysit the 1980s-era versions of themselves, while fighting older versions of villains Shredder and Krang. Time and space could unravel while the ninja tag-team extraordinaire battles across multiple dimensions!

Created by Kevin Eastman and Kevin Laird, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made their public premiere in May 1984 in a comic book published and distributed by Mirage Studios. A hugely successful TV series quickly followed in 1987, along with a record setting licensing program and three successful theatrical films. In 2003, the Turtles were re-introduced to a new generation through a fresh, new animated TV series, a CG-animated theatrical movie produced by Imagi Studios and new merchandising program. Last month, Nickelodeon bought the rights to the Turtles as it plans to launch a new CG-animated series featuring the timeless green crimefighters in the near future.