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SDCC 2018: nickelodeon crashes the con with Rise of the TMNT and more

Cable network nickelodeon is going to be big presence at this month’s Comic Con. Once again chief among the properties that they’ll be bringing is the TMNT.

Rising

Yes, the Turtles will be in effect at SDCC yet again. Here’s the thing though, this is a nearly completely different version of the heroes on the half shell. Unless you’ve been living under a rock since last year, you’re aware that nick has totally redone the green teens.

Some stuff is still the same, like Donny being the tech-head, but other elements have been flipped. Raphael is the leader in this reboot, and Leo is something of a goof. Ans yes, I know that’s weird. I don’t dig it, but apparently a lot of people do.

Here’s the trailer:

If you’re not into that, well don’t worry, there’s plenty more. Nickelodeon will be bringing Invader Zim to the show as well, and a series of happenings that’l be staged at their booth.

Here’s what’ll be on tap:

PANELS

  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Thursday, July 19, 1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m. (Room: 6A): Rise up! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back with Nickelodeon’s brand-new mutation of New York’s half-shell heroes with a panel that celebrates the latest incarnation of Turtles and reinvention of the world famous franchise.  Joining the discussion is the new voice cast–Omar Miller as Raph, Ben Schwartz as Leo, Josh Brener as Donnie, Brandon Mychal Smith as Mikey, Kat Grahamas April O’Neil, and Eric Bauza as Splinter–along with the co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen. The panel will feature never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series and be moderated by Keely Flaherty (BuzzFeed).
  • INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus!
    Friday, July 20, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. (Room: 6A): Fans will strap on their tuna-filled jetpack, prepare their bladders for imminent release, and start singing the doom song as their favorite Irken invader returns to San Diego with a panel that dives into Nickelodeon’s forthcoming new movie, INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus.  Original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice talent–Richard Horvitz (ZIM), Rikki Simons(GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red) and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple)–will present behind-the-scenes art and exclusive brand-new footage. The panel will be moderated by Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry, Nerdist).

DAILY BOOTH ACTIVITY

  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Experience: Attendees can step inside the Turtles’ secret lair under the streets of New York City for a gif opportunity.
  • Double Dare Hamster Wheel: Fans can take photos with the iconic obstacle course challenge.
  • The Loud House Photo Opp. Enter the Loud family’s living room, sit on the couch and take a group photo with Lincoln Loud and his 10 sisters.
  • Customized T-Shirt and Tote Station: Fans can purchase a t-shirt and tote from the retail shop and customize it on the spot with characters and art from their choice of seven fan-favorite Nick shows: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, Double Dare, INVADER ZIM, Hey Arnold! and Rugrats.
  • Autograph Signings: Signing opportunities with Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice talent and executive producers, SpongeBob SquarePants’ Tom Kenny, INVADER ZIM voice talent and creator, and the Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel cast.
  • Costumed-Character Appearances: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel will make appearances at Nick’s booth at select times during the convention.
  • Retail: Attendees can purchase Comic-Con exclusive figures and collectibles, the summer edition of the Nick Box, t-shirts, pins and more.
  • Giveaways:  Enter for a chance to win special prizes over the course of the convention.

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