TMNT (movie)

2007 science fiction/martial arts CGI film directed by Kevin Munroe

TMNT is a computer-animated fantasy action movie. It was made in the United States and released in 2007. It is part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) series. The movie is the fourth in the original TMNT movie series. It was the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie made with computer-generated imagery (CGI). It was also the first movie in the series in 14 years.

Directed byKevin Munroe
Written byKevin Munroe
Based onTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird
Produced byThomas K. Gray
Galen Walker
Paul Wang
StarringNolan North
James Arnold Taylor
Mikey Kelley
Mitchell Whitfield
Chris Evans
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Mako Iwamatsu
Kevin Smith
Patrick Stewart
Zhang Ziyi
Narrated byLaurence Fishburne
CinematographySteve Lumley
Edited byJohn Damien Ryan
Music byKlaus Badelt
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures (domestic)
The Weinstein Company (international)
Release date
  • March 23, 2007 (2007-03-23)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$34 million
Box office$95,608,995

TMNT was written and directed by Kevin Munroe. It features the voices of Nolan North, James Arnold Taylor, Mikey Kelley, Mitchell Whitfield, Chris Evans, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart, Zhang Ziyi and Laurence Fishburne (who is the narrator). The animation was created by Imagi Animation Studios. It was produced by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was the last movie that producer Mako Iwamatsu made before his death. It was also produced by Peter Laird, one of the two men who created the Turtles.

The story begins with the four Turtles (Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo) having grown apart after their final defeat of the Shredder. Strange things begin happening in New York City as ancient creatures threaten the world. The Turtles must reunite to save it.

TMNT premiered in cinemas on March 23, 2007. It was successful, making US$95 million around the world. It received both good and bad reviews from movie critics.