Sean Astin to Voice Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Comingsoon: Sean Astin ("The 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. Rounding out the cast are Jason Biggs ("American Pie") as Leonardo, Greg Cipes ("Teen Titans") as Michelangelo and Rob Paulsen ("Planet Sheen") as Donatello. Paulsen also voiced the original Raphael from 1987-1996 in the first series. Currently in production at the Nick Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., the show is set to premiere in fall 2012. Executive produced by Ciro Nieli, Joshua Sternin and J.R. Ventimilia, this half-hour action-comedy series breathes new life into the wildly popular band of reptile brothers.

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darklordzor1957d ago

Oh man, when I first read this headline on ComingSoon I thought they were talking about the movie! I should have known better. Either way, it sounds like they've got quite a line up of actors for this new cartoon. Let's just hope it's good.

I think it's funny that they got the original voice of Raphael now voicing Donatello...Odd.

-MD-1957d ago

I got worried when I saw Jason Biggs was voicing Leonardo. Relieved to find out it wasn't the live action film.

darklordzor1956d ago

LOL. Yeah, I'm not sure what to think of that. I can't really picture his voice as the leader of the Ninja Turtles, but I don't think it'll be too bad either. Good to know he's working though!

-MD-1956d ago

Yeah I like Biggs for the most part but I can't see him voicing a turtle, especially Leonardo.

He's also got that American Pie sequel coming up too so he seems to be doing pretty well these days.

JL1956d ago

He's done several indie movies and has a couple more lined up on top of this and the America Pie movie. Plus he was in that TV show that had him and Sarah Chalke, but that got axed pretty quickly I think. So, not like he's been out of work for a while or anything.

I can't imagine him doing the voice of any turtle either, though. Just doesn't seem right at all.

xVeZx1956d ago

lol the dudes name who voices donatello is rob paulsen

rawrockkillz1956d ago

His name was Robert Paulson!

CobraKai1956d ago

That is some BADASS Turtle art up there!!

alycakes1951d ago

I was thinking the same thing about the it would make a cool poster.