There may have been a hiccup in the production schedule for Michael Bay's troubled Ninja Turtles movie, but -- as with IDW's multiple ongoing comic projects -- everything is humming right along schedule for Nickelodeon's new CG animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. A new trailer debuted by Entertainment Weekly today, putting into motion the stills and massive amount of toy images that debuted in February at Toy Fair in February. Acting as both an origin briefing and a soundboard for some current-generation ninja bro quips, the new trailer seems to balance tonal elements from previous TMNT multimedia well enough (though it's much more lighthearted than Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman's original comics), with the basic characterization of each turtle intact. There's even music that sounds like something of a light homage to the 1987 animated series.

The show still doesn't have an official release date, but considering Playmates plans to roll out its toy line in the fall, fans can probably expect the series to debut before too terribly long. See what you think of the first full trailer below:

[Via EW]

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