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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Will Celebrate Their 35th Anniversary at the Paley Center for Media

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Will Celebrate Their 35th Anniversary at the Paley Center for Media

Kids can meet their favorite Turtles and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Nickelodeon show on May 18.


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a kid favorite for more than three decades, and die-hard fans can interact with the Turtles in a whole new way this summer at the Paley Center for Media, which will be hosting a 35th anniversary exclusive arrangement from May 18–July 14 in collaboration with Nickelodeon. The exhibit will feature artwork that showcases the Turtles’ comic book history, opportunities to meet-and-greet voice actors and Turtles themselves, and a visual timeline of the series’ evolution from comic books to the current Nickelodeon show.

35 Years of TMNT will focus tracking how the Turtles have touched readers and viewers since their release in 1984, said Charlotte Castillo, senior vice president, global franchise planning at Viacom.

“Partnering with The Paley Center for Media to celebrate 35 years of this iconic franchise with the 35 Years of TMNT exhibit in the heart of their very own city is the perfect opportunity to honor the TMNT legacy,” she said.



Opening weekend will be an awesome experience for kids—on the morning of May 18, Paley Center Corporate Members can meet-and-greet with costumed Turtles, do activities and play games, grab food, participate in giveaways, and learn all about how Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello came to life.

After the exhibit premiers, each weekend of the celebration will feature “shell-shocked” themed screenings of iconic TMNT episodes. Themes include TMNT Origins, Heroes will Rise!, Turtle Power, Out of the Sewers, and Turtles <3 Pizza.

The Paley Center has two locations in New York and Los Angeles. Its events aim to foster discussion of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms, as well as examine the intersection of popular culture like TMNT and society. The 35 Years of TMNT exhibit is free and open to the public.

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