Point Grey Pictures and Nickelodeon announced the highly anticipated feature film reimagining of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise back in 2021, and today announced the onboarding of award-winning global animation studio Mikros Animation to bring the fully CGI-animated production to life.
Set to premiere August 4, 2023, the recently titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is well underway, and Mikros Animation is on the lookout for seasoned and budding animators to join its ranks and be a part of the epic production.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Mikros Animation on the next-level reimagining of the franchise,” says Mark Bakshi, EVP of Paramount Pictures Animation.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is directed by Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. The Machines), co-directed by Kyler Spears (Amphibia) and produced by Point Grey’s Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver.
“We are excited to join forces with Nickelodeon on this theatrical release,” says Adrianna Cohen, Global Head of Production at Mikros Animation. “The Ninja Turtles franchise is edgy, offbeat, and humorous and the Mikros Animation team is ensuring we were doing justice to bringing the beloved turtles to big screens. The filmmaker’s vision was to introduce the characters through modern animation that maintains the fine balance between visually appealing and realistic. Focusing not just on craft, but also performance, it’s our job to develop the unique personalities of each of these iconic characters, whilst staying true to the 1990s nostalgia that the franchise holds”
Mikros Animation is actively recruiting animation, anim-fix, character surfacing artists in Montreal, FX & lighting supervisors, compositing supervisors, production managers and more roles.
Artists and animators interested in working on Mutant Mayhem can view and apply for open roles across Mikros Animation here.
Mikros Animation is a global CGI animation studio located in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, Bangalore and London, offering front-end services through to final picture for feature, long-form episodic, and traditional episodic animation. Leveraging its global capacity to adaptably scale for every project, the studio seeks to connect with clients’ creative ideas, define and develop their vision and deliver striking CG animation and authentic characters.
In less than 10 years, Mikros Animation has contributed to 10 released feature animations (including PAW Patrol: The Movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run and Captain Underpants) and numerous episodic shows (Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, Star Trek: Prodigy, Dragons: The Nine Realms) for the world’s best-known animation studios, either as a creative studio, line producer or executive producer. Mikros Animation has also produced more than 250 hours of programming, broadcast by notable channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TF1, France TV, Gulli, M6, Gloob and Super RTL. The studio’s episodic content airs and streams globally, in over 180 countries.
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