Mutant mayhem has descended on Manchester as a city-wide street art trail of much-loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello – has been unveiled. Hidden across the city, fans can find the turtles up to mischief, with the uniquely created hand-painted artwork that matches the new, distinct hand-drawn style of animation in the upcoming film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
A team of six street artists Woskerski, Brezaux, Captain Kris, Oust, Reves One and Sidok, part of the Blank Walls artist collective, created the mini-murals over six days around the city taking a total of 192 hours and using 448 cans of paint. Fans will see Leo, Raph, Donnie and Mikey doing some of their favourite activities, including performing ninja tricks, tucking into pizza and skateboarding, as part of the trail commissioned by Paramount Pictures and supported by Manchester City Centre BID.
The artwork has been unveiled ahead of the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, in cinemas on July 31. The new family action-comedy boasts a stellar cast of Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Hannibal Buress, Rose Byrne, Nicolas Cantu, John Cena, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Natasia Demetriou, Ayo Edebiri, Giancarlo Esposito, Post Malone, Brady Noon, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Maya Rudolph.
After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
The characters were first introduced to the world in 1984 through a comic book, and since then have become firm favourites with kids and teenagers all over the world through TV and film adaptations. The street art trail matches the new, hand-drawn animation style featured in the upcoming film and will appeal to all the generations of fans who have grown up with the ninja turtles through the last four decades.
You can find the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles street art at the following locations:
- Exchange Square tram stop
- Great Northern
- Police Street
- First Street
- Circle Square
- Projekts MCR – created by Jim Vision
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles street art will be on display across the trail until August 15, with Exchange Square tram stop on display for a limited time until August 8 only. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is released in cinemas nationwide on July 31.