TMNT Live action film

The news that a reboot for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was met with mixed reactions ranging from joy to fear:

Joy –Oh boy, they’re bringing back the Turtles to the big screen!”

Fear – “Oh boy . . . they’re bringing back the Turtles to the big screen . . .”

With a release date of Christmas Day 2013, fans are hoping for a TNMT Christmas present that won’t feel like they just got a bag of coal.

Platinum Dunes’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles announcement this weekend is sure to set forums blazing with comments from TMNT fans everywhere.

TMNT reboot Producer Michael Bay, hints that the turtles may not be mutants at all.

?!?WHAT?!?

Are they still teenagers?

Wait . . . they must still be turtles though . . .

 Before you watch the video . . .

Remove any close at hand, throwable objects. 

 

 

In case you missed it in the video of Bay speaking:

“When you see this movie, kids are going to believe, one day, that these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable.”

Jonathan Liebesman will direct and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will feature a script from Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and John Fusco.

First Transformers now TMNT. Micheal Bay is a wrecking ball . . . a childhood wrecking ball.

New TMNT Revealed!

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a sacred franchise to me. Along with The Simpsons, they pretty much defined my childhood.

The original animated series was amazing, and the movies had their moments. The latest CGI feature was ok. It wasn’t bad, but it was far from being great.

But, according to The Wall Street Journal, in 2012, the Turtles will be making their triumphant return to television with a brand-new animated show from Viacom and Nikelodeon (about time too, as they spent over $60 million to buy the franchise back in 2009).

According to the article, and the show’s executive producer Ciro Nieli, the turtles will each have more well defined “individual attributes” as well as different character styles, as shown in the picture above. Sadly, not much info is provided about the show, but hopefully more will pop out of the sewers soon.

All is still not roses and rainbows though.

Transformers director Michael Bay is still reportedly working on a new TMNT live action film, and to quote Star Wars, “I have a bad feeling about this.”

Here is a link to the original opening for the TMNT animated show that aired in the late 1980’s here. In my career as a TV watcher, no theme song has ever come close to its awesomeness.