According to Gamerz-Edge, Imagi Services has announced that Kevin Munroe will be writing and directing a new CGI-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature. Imagi went on to say that this new film will certainly "take advantage" of the new technology that was developed since the last film was released back in 1993.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have enjoyed years of success and the franchise has generated a very healthy $6 billion in revenue. The new hit The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series is in its third season with a fourth set to run through 2006 on 4Kids TV (formerly Fox Box) and the Cartoon Network in the U.S.. In addition, the show is broadcast throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia.
Kevin Munroe has an extensive animation background that includes video games, television series, and original comic books. He has worked for such companies such as Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, WWE, Fox Kids, The Henson Company, Kids WB, Dark Horse Entertainment, IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon. Munroe also created, wrote, produced, designed, and directed the CGI Christmas special “Donner” for ABC. He has also worked on the production design and storyboarding side on shows such as Nickelodeon’s “Hey Arnold!”.
They hope to have this film in theaters by Spring 2007.