Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ (also abbreviated as TMNT) Donatello (also known as Donnie) has been confirmed to be a K-Pop stan!
The new animated film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will be released on August 2, 2023. So, promotions for it are well underway. Some toys are even available.
So, on the back of the toy boxes, it included a brief character description for the turtles. In Donatello’s case, it read that his dream is to be a “GAME DEVELOPER BY DAY, K-POP STAR BY NIGHT.”
While it was difficult to read, it still went viral on social media. Fans thought it was cute that Donatello was now canonically a K-Pop stan.
HE WANTS TO BE A KPOP STAR’!:!:)4!:6!3 pic.twitter.com/LbEGh6E6nr
— tristen / casey !? 6 (@lNKYPAGES) April 20, 2023
Donatello is canonically a kpop stan pic.twitter.com/hzg4Pwsg3y
— Kiki (@outrochangbin) July 25, 2023
— Cinzia 🐢❗Mutant Myhem nuts ❗ (@Cinzia_Relief) April 23, 2023
Nickelodeon also released profiles for each turtle to get to know them better. Donnie loves video games, anime, and K-Pop. He was voted “Most likely to have a favorite K-Pop star.”
In the recently released trailer, Donatello responded, “We wouldn’t have K-Pop without humans,” when his brothers discussed whether humans are evil. Their father had taught them to avoid humans.
infiltrating the human world?! watch the hilarious first official clip from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: #MutantMayhem and get tickets now! only in theatres August 2. https://t.co/ysUtySWkv1 #TMNTMovie pic.twitter.com/7yL96cIcOr
— TMNT (@TMNTMovie) July 13, 2023
Now, an interview clip with Donatello’s voice actor Micah Abbey has circulated social media and gone viral on TikTok with 344.6K views at the time of writing.
He makes references to K-Pop.
— Micah Abbey
K-Pop fans were excited to find out Donnie was one of them. So, they guessed who his biases might be. Since he wears purple, we definitely think he has to be ARMY!
Who do you think Donatello’s bias is?
Later, the official social media accounts for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shared a video clip confirming Donnie is ARMY. His brothers attempted to sing “Butter” for him as he lamented not seeing BTS in concert.
— TMNT (@TMNTMovie) July 28, 2023