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Hobbit Sean Astin Voicing Raphael In New TMNT Movie!

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Next year, Nickelodeon will bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into the homes of a new generation of kiddies with a new animated series. So far, they've locked down Jason Biggs to voice Leonardo, Greg Cipes voicing Michelangelo, and Rob Paulsen voicing Donatello.

Today, the foursome was made complete as Sean Astin has signed on to voice red-masked, rude dude Raphael. According to Sean, the guys have already been in the studio to record a few voice overs and while it's been nerve-racking, it's also been a lot of fun! Sean explains:

"The crazy thing is that Rob Paulsen played Raphael in the original series, and now he’s playing Donatello and I’m playing Raphael. [At the recording session] I was looking at him, like, “Am I doing this right?”… I enjoy the world of the Turtles. These people who are doing [the new show], man, they are so fired up. They know they have something that people love, and that they’re getting a different crack at it. The producers recognize how much the fans of Ninja Turtles expect from the new show. With the new show, you’ll have one of two reactions: People will be fired up and excited, or people will be really skeptical. And the people who are fired up, you don’t want to disappoint them. And the people who are skeptical, you want to turn them."

Let's see if you can! The die hard fans will never 100% be onboard with anything that isn't the original, but if you're true to it, maybe they will come around. Having one of the original Turtles on your team won't hurt you either!

Turtle dudes and dudettes - are U excited for the new series???

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One comment to “Hobbit Sean Astin Voicing Raphael In New TMNT Movie!”



  1. 1

    splinter? shredder?