Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – “We Are Ninjas” Music Video


Viacom Velocity (USA)

Project Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – “We Are Ninjas” Music Video
Client or Class Name: Paramount Pictures - www.paramount.com

MTV and Paramount Pictures teamed up with a cappella super group Pentatonix to promote the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. To market the rebooted theatrical franchise for a new audience, MTV commissioned Pentatonix to create an original pop anthem inspired by the upcoming summer blockbuster and shot a highly-stylized co-branded music video. Creative combined elements of the NYC landscape depicted in the film alongside feature music talent and trailer footage. The campaign kicked off digitally with a ‘Making of the Video’ behind-the-scenes featurette. MTV eventized the World Premiere of the music video within an original episode of Wolf Watch on Monday 8/4/14, after which the video took over the Viacom airwaves on a total of 8 different Viacom channels. The video was also pushed out across MTV’s and Pentatonix’s social media accounts, reaching a combined online fanbase of over 8.1 million.


Creative Team

EVP Viacom Integrated Marketing:
Dario Spina

EVP Viacom Creative Content:
Niels Schuurmans

Executive Producer, SVP Marketing:
Danielle Della Corna-Kupchak

Executive Producer & VP/Creative Director, On-Air Promos:
Melissa Bolton-Klinger

VP, Digital Marketing & Studio Production:
Lesley Kantor

Director, Marketing & Studio Production:
Jay Rocco

Director Marketing & Studio Production:
Kelly Mirvis

Coordinator, Marketing & Studio Production:
Alex Kirk

Coordinator Marketing & Studio Promotion:
Alexandra Woog

Scott Hoying

Alexander Kirk

Musical Arrangement:

Carol Bellino

Assistant Editor:
Nick Miletic



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