I am pleased to report to our Nerd Readers and the world in general that there is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie coming out that has nothing to do with Michael Bay. To celebrate their 30th anniversary (and, unfortunately, the release of Bay’s new movie), the turtles are getting their own documentary. Read on for the details.
The new documentary is titled Turtle Power. It will detail the long journey the turtles have made from their humble comic book origins, through their time on television and in video games and their eventual emergence into the world of movies. The film will be 98 minutes long and will not, unfortunately, be showing in theaters. You’ll have to buy it on DVD, check it out on VOD or download it digitally if you want to see.
Check out the trailer for the documentary below and see if you’re sold:
And here’s the official description so you know even more about what they’ve put together:
Written and directed by Randall Lobb, the film chronicles the birth of a franchise and reveals the remarkable journey of four of the most unlikely superheroes of all time. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael with this must-see documentary and the August 8th theatrical debut of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett.
In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, too big to fit in the racks, and too weird to ignore. Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presented a completely original breed of superhero. It was too bizarre, too crazy. It broke all the rules and should never have worked. Until it sold out. Again and again and again. For 30 years. Now, peek under the shell and see how this so-called “happy accident” defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world.
The Bayed version of TMNT hits theaters on August 8th and you can check out Turtle Power when it gets released just a few days later on August 12th.
Source: Paramount via YouTube