Gallery 1988 - Dan Mumford - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

With the plethora of prints out there paying tribute to our favorite movies and TV shows, it’s always nice to have an artist whose style is uniquely their own. That’s why we love Dan Mumford so much.

We’ve featured plenty of Dan Mumford’s work before, but now he has a solo show coming to Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles this weekend with a whole new slate of pieces paying tribute to the likes of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Gremlins, Dune, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and more. Check out some of the Dan Mumford artwork below. Read More »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Sausage Nunchucks

If you didn’t like the most recent big screen adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the many fans who preferred the original franchise iteration from the 1990s. The original movie from the beginning of the decade was surprisingly dark and gritty for a movie that ended up being a favorite of kids, but that tone changed a bit when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was made the following year.

Since there were millions of kids who became obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, largely because of the popular animated series that came out even before the first movie did, New Line Cinema decided they needed to make the franchise more child friendly. You may never have realized this before, but that’s why the turtles rarely use their signature weapons to thwart bad guys. In fact, there was one key moment in when Michelangelo uses a pair of sausages strung together as some makeshift nunchucks. However, even that was deemed too much for audiences in the United Kingdom.

Find out about the offending Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 sausage nunchucks after the jump. Read More »

make your own ooze canister

If you’re a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then you know one of the most iconic objects in the mythology the heroes in a half shell is the ooze canister that broke in a sewer and turned four baby turtles into walking, talking reptiles. That origin was changed in the most recent motion picture reboot, and it was pretty stupid (but that’s another conversation entirely).

For those who prefer the original mythology, you might be interested in learning how to make your own ooze canister from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. It could make one hell of a cool display item for your shelf at home. Read More »