Sean Astin Lends His Voice To Raphael in Nickelodeon’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

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Actor Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) has joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s all-new CG-animated TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES as Raphael, one of four teenage brothers dedicated to a life battling evil denizens.

In addition to Sean Astin, the rest of the cast includes Jason Biggs (American Pie) as Leonardo, Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as Michelangelo and Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as Donatello.

Currently in production at the Nick Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., the show is set to premiere in Fall 2012. The series is executive produced by Ciro Nieli, Joshua Sternin and J.R. Ventimilia.

Here is what Sean Astin had to say:

“I’m excited to be joining the ranks of the newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles team. This franchise and these characters are beloved around the world, and I’m proud to be the next Raphael. I plan to bring the kind of passion and dedication to the role that TMNT fans have the right to expect.”

And if you can’t wait to see more about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the show will make an appearance at Comic Con in San Diego this July, where a sneak peek of the series will be screened.

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Raphael (Astin) is the biggest and toughest of the brothers, and has little patience for stealth operations, hiding in the shadows or keeping his voice down. Leonardo (Biggs), considered to be the leader of the turtles, aspires to be the perfect hero around his three smart-aleck brothers. Donatello (Paulsen) is the reclusive, yet utterly brilliant team inventor who is able to cobble together fantastic weapons from things scrounged from a trash heap. And Michelangelo (Cipes) is enthusiastic, easily distracted, loves pop culture and is always trying to get in on the latest fad.

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles begins as the turtles emerge from their hidden lair in the sewers for the very first time, ready to confront the wondrous and hostile world of New York City and face enemies more dangerous and pizza more delicious than anything they could have imagined. Funnier and with more Ninjitsu than ever before, the show will explore the camaraderie of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence and grow to become the heroes in a half-shell that they are destined to be.

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