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Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ first trailer promises wacky crossover

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Upcoming animated film Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles seems like the crossover dream of an imaginative child. The first trailer promises that this wacky team-up will be just as fun as it sounds.

On the heels of their No. 1 foe, Shredder, the turtles find themselves in Gotham City. While the Batfam initially sees them as a threat, the two teams must join forces to defeat Shredder — who’s recruited a host of iconic Batman villains, Ra’s al Ghul and the Joker among them.

Also Raphael says “freakin’” — a little reminder that the turtles currently have a show on Nickelodeon and therefore cannot swear.

The upcoming movie is based on the 2015 miniseries of similar name (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), which catapulted the pizza-loving sewer turtles into the DC universe and had them team up with the caped crusader himself. It boasts a stellar voice cast, including Darren Criss (American Crime Story, Birds of Prey) as Raphael, Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Origins) as both Batman and the Joker, and Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as the Penguin.

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 31.

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