Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nickelodeon acquires TMNT

While looking for news, I came across an article concerning two things I never thought would go together. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Nickelodeon.

I kid you not, Nickelodeon plans to make a CG animated series of TMNT, and have even provided a premiere year of 2012. I loved Nickelodeon as a kid, but the lineup they have today is quite pathetic compared with the 90's. Sure there are some bright spots like Avatar: the Last Airbender, but most shows have dumbed down and former fans like me see how lost Nickelodeon is. Want a perfect example of why I think this way? watch any of the live action shows and you'll probably be as frustrated as I am how bad they are and how many there are.

Although, acquiring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, that is just something I would never expect. Is it a bad thing? not necessarily, because it can't be worse than how 4KIDS handled it. They ruin pretty much EVERYTHING they touch, so in a way it is an improvement. Can Nickelodeon, a chunk of my life when I was growing up, make TMNT as good as it should be like the last movie. The 2007 film surprised me, and I liked it. Let's hope Nickelodeon doesn't mess this up, they talk about the comedy aspect when explaining their buying of the franchise rights. That's okay because the movie had its shares of laughs too, but let's hope they don't milk the franchise and bring a good show to their network. I say this because today they don't really put effort to make shows as good as they used to, or at least allow some creativity, lets hope that changes.

1 comment:

  1. this reminds me of when Nick started airing Penguins of Madagascar...

    Let's hope this show is better...