turtle power

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So you set out to make a documentary called Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where do you begin? For director Randall Lobb and a small film crew from rural Ontario, it was a phone call to the CEO of Mirage and a five year journey to get from the idea to make a doc about the history of TMNT to releasing it. Now, in time for both the 30th anniversary of the franchise and the recently released film from producer Michael Bay, Lobb and Co.’s five year odyssey through Ninja Turtles lore is ready to be seen. Recently, Nerd Bastards got the chance to talk with Lobb about how they tracked down all the players, how it all came together, and why even people who aren’t Turtle fans will find something to love in the documentary. (more…)

It was with a collective sigh of relief that fans expressed when Paramount and Nickelodeon decided to put their Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant (Alien) Turtles back on the shelf earlier this year, but still an opportunity exists to see a TMNT movie on the big screen sometime in the near future. The catch is it’s a documentary.

Independently made (in fact, they still need support and donations), Turtle Power charts the 25 year history of the franchise and includes some 60 interviews with several key figures connected to the Ninja Turtles including co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the voice cast of the original animated series, and Brian Henson, who was second unit director on the first, live-action Ninja Turtles movie.

All-in-all, this sounds like it could be the kind of fan splash that Never Sleep Again, the exhaustive documentary about A Nightmare on Elm Street was. Click on the teaser below and get seriously excited about what may come of Turtle Power.

Source: Bleeding Cool