Nickelodeon will be launching a brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon and toy line in 2012! The new series will feature all of your favorite characters including some new ones. Nickelodeon has added some top-notch talent to lend their voices to the iconic Turtle brothers. First off we have Rob Paulsen. You may remember him as the original voice of Raphael from the 80's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This time around he is taking the roll of Donatello. So who is playing Raphael now? The one and only Sean Astin! Yes, that Sean Astin. The one who played Mikey in The Goonies. Next up we have Michelangelo played by Greg Cipes. You may recognize Greg Cipes as the voice of Beast Boy from Teen Titans. And Last but not least, we have Jason Biggs of American Pie fame leading the brothers as Leonardo. With this all-star cast and an amazing team of writers and CG animators, this will be one of the best versions of the Turtles to date! The creators have really looked at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise as a whole and have taken the best aspects from each series and mashed it into one set to a contemporary vibe.

As you know, San Diego Comic-Con is only a week away and Nickelodeon is pulling out all the stops to introduce the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the world! Nickelodeon is hosting a secret off-site event for the die-hard Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans who will be at Comic-Con this year. This secret "Mutation in Progress" summit will provide insights and highlights from the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series airing on Nickelodeon in the fall of 2012. These selected fans will also get a glimpse at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book debuting this August via IDW comics as well as an ultra exclusive look at the new Playmates Toys line coming out for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!! And yes, there will be plenty of pizza available during the presentation.. COWABUNGA!!

Admission to this secret Ninja Turtles summit is extremely limited & the only way to attend is with a confirmed ticket from Nickelodeon in advance of preview. The Twitter account @TMNTmaster will be giving away ticket packages for the fans who participate in daily TMNT themed challenges from now throughout the weekend before San Diego Comic-Con. Follow the TMNTmaster on Twitter for a chance to get your hands on the hottest ticket at SDCC! I've got my tickets! Do you have yours? TURTLE POWER!