Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is an American animated superhero comedy film based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. A continuation of the animated television series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it was produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Nickelodeon Animation Studio with animation by Flying Bark Productions, Top Draw Animation, Digitoonz Media and Cartoon Conrad Productions.
The film was directed by series developers Ant Ward and Andy Suriano (in their feature directorial debuts) and stars the voices of Ben Schwartz, Omar Benson Miller, Brandon Mychal Smith, Josh Brener, Haley Joel Osment, Kat Graham, and Eric Bauza. The film’s plot follows Leonardo as he is forced to lead his brothers to save the world from the Krang.
In the year 2044, the alien Krang has invaded the Earth and the resistance has fallen. In one final attempt, Leonardo and Michelangelo now as Masters with the rest of their family having died in the war, send their student Casey Jones back in time to stop the invasion by finding a key that allowed the Krang to come to the Earth.
Casey successfully reaches the present day, two years after the defeat of the Shredder. After Leo breaks Donatello’s pizza box stack record, Raphael alerts both of them and Mikey of a theft unfolding by Hypno-Potamus and Warren Stone, with the key that Casey is looking for is included with the stolen items. The Turtles manage to stop them, but the Foot ninjas arrive and claim the key. Back in the lair, Raph and Leo get into an argument due to the latter’s self-centeredness.