The 35th Anniversary Celebration of the Wildly Popular Global Franchise will Feature Interactive Exhibit, Screenings, and Special Events.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Fans will not want to miss this!

The Paley Center for Media will take visitors on a journey through the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtleverse when it unveils the multimedia exhibit 35 Years of TMNT at its New York location. This exclusive exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run until July 14. Upon entry to 35 Years of TMNT, visitors can enjoy a dynamic art piece showcasing the comic-book origins of our half-shell heroes, take a “shellfie” with a Turtles standee, and then sewer surf through a visual timeline of the evolution of the Turtles from the very first comics to the current series, Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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– New York, NY – 5/18/19 – Paley Center for Media – TMNT. -Pictured: Atmosphere -Photo by: Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix -Location: Paley Center for Media

In 1984 two guys named Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, inspired by their simple doodle of a Turtle in a mask, self-published a comic book for the ages, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. As Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello emerged into the world, they changed pop culture forever. Five television series, six feature films, hundreds of comic books, and thirty-five years later, a global legion of fans show their love and loyalty to the Turtles on a daily basis, watching episodes on Nickelodeon and beyond, wearing classic tees, showing up at special events, posting on social media, and knowing everything there is to know about the Turtles, and raising the next generation of fans.

Paley Center for Media - TMNT
– New York, NY – 5/18/19 – Paley Center for Media – TMNT. -Pictured: Atmosphere -Photo by: Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix -Location: Paley Center for Media

Each weekend in New York will feature craft activities, and on weekends at both the New York and Beverly Hills locations will be “shell-shocked” themed screenings with special giveaways while supplies last. The screenings include:

· June 8 & 9: Shred This!—Get ready to take in (and take down!) the Turtles’ ultimate archenemy: The Shredder!

· June 15 & 16: Turtle Power—Stealth mode. Power up mode. Beast mode. Relive some of the Turtles’ biggest and baddest battles!

· June 22 & 23: Sensei Splinter—Hajime! Let the Sensei Splinter screenings begin!

· June 29 & 30: Villains Unite!—A warthog, a rhino, a hypnotic hippo, Baron Draxum, and more, this weekend is all about the Turtles’ most formidable foes.

· July 6 & 7: Out of the Sewers—The Turtles emerge out of the sewers and set out to new locations for new adventures!

· July 13 & 14: Turtles <3 Pizza—Did somebody say, Pizza?! Nobody loves pizza more than our Half-Shell Heroes, and here’s a weekend of footage to prove it!

Every year the Paley Center presents exhibits that offer a unique combination of artistry and entertainment and give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process that brings their favorite television programs to life.

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About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

About Nickelodeon

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