The classic Universal Monsters are set to do battle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this July!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have shared a long history with Universal’s classic monsters, dating back to the early 90’s. Playmates Toys, extending the TMNT brand in many ways, produced a line of Universal Monsters action figures that featured the heroic turtles as Dracula, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, and The Mummy to name a few. Earlier this year it was revealed that Playmates would be releasing a new line of action figures based off of the classic monsters, but with no details to offer why. Well, we now have an answer! The Universal Monsters will be coming to Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles next month in a four part series!
There will be an upcoming, four part story line to air this July that will feature the likes of Raphael, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Leonardo going up against some of our favorite monsters, including Dracula, who will be voiced by Fright Night‘s Chris Sarandon. The episode descriptions could be found below:
“The Curse of Savanti Romero” – July 2: When Renet (Mikey‘s crush from the future) returns, the Turtles must help her stop Savanti Romero from unleashing an undead army on Modern-day New York by traveling back in time.
“The Crypt of Dracula” – July 9: Following the previous episode’s events, the turtles and Renet travel back in time to prevent Savanti Romero from creating his army of the undead by releasing Dracula from his tomb.
“The Frankenstein Experiment” – July 16: Savanti Romero succeeds in releasing Dracula, who later bites Raph and turns him into a vampiric turtle mutant. With April and Casey still in the present with Karai, fighting a horde of horror-type creatures, the three turtles and Renet turn to a young Dr. Victor Frankentstein & Igor for help.
“Monsters Among Us” – July 23: With Donnie and Igor helping Viktor with his experiment, and the rest of the team dealing with zombies and new vampires in New York, Leo leads Mikey and Renet on a dangerous hunt to break Raph free from Dracula’s thrall and cure him before they return home to their time and the city gets overrun by an unholy epidemic!
As always, stay tuned to UMU for the latest on the Universal Monsters!
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)