Who Plays the Turtles in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Movie?


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In the 2014 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, Alan Ritchson plays Raphael, Noel Fisher plays Michelangelo and Jeremy Howard plays Donatello. Pete Ploszek plays Leonardo, but Johnny Knoxville voices the character. The turtles are created using CGI.

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Industrial Light & Magic created the visual effects for the movie. During filming, the actors playing the turtles wore black and gray motion capture suits, along with large turtle shells. They also wore arm bands and accents with the color that their turtle wears. Technicians used high-definition cameras to record the actors' facial expressions and use them for the turtles' faces. They also gave each turtle a unique body type based on his characteristics.

The movie received mostly negative reviews. The acting and the turtles' design both received criticism, although some critics complimented the special effects. However, the movie grossed $485 million on a $125 million budget.

The first "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie was released in 1990. In that movie, Josh Pais plays Raphael, Michelan Sisti plays Michelangelo, Leif Tilden plays Donatello and David Forman plays Leonardo. However, Pais is the only actor to play and voice his character. Robbie Rist voices Michelangelo, Corey Feldman voices Donatello and Brian Tochi voices Leonardo. The actors who play the turtles wear turtle suits.

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