Ever since the release of the popular ’90s cartoon, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were characterized as party guys. They were a wild bunch of teenagers who loved pizza and music, who just happened to be both ninjas and turtles. In 1991, the group was forever linked to pop rap thanks to Vanilla Ice. At the climax of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, then super-popular rapper was featured with a song called “Ninja Rap.” Almost 25 years later, the song endures as a guilty pleasure and a window into a very specific moment in pop culture.
So it makes perfect sense (maybe? sort of?) that the filmmakers want their very own rap anthem for the new, rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That song is now out. It’s called “Shell Shocked” and its by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kill The Noise & Madsonik. Does it reach the status of “Ninja Rap?” Listen to the new Ninja Turtles rap below.
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The next few days are going to be filled with more “Cool Stuff” posts than usual because of the awesome items hitting the floor at San Diego Comic-Con. You’ve probably already seen this Jurassic World poster, Marvel’s cool hoodies and more, but we’ve yet to hear much from Mondo. That’s going to change. At the convention they’re finally revealing something that has been teased for a few months. The company is getting into toys.
Starting later this year, Mondo will begin releasing officially licensed toys based on popular properties. They’re kicking it off with an official license for The Iron Giant (a property that has been something that has been illusive to collectors for years) as well as some new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stuff as well as Alfred Hitchcock. Read more and see images of the Mondo Iron Giant toys below. Read More »
I know what you’re thinking. Yes, we wrote about a Los Angeles area Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art show earlier this week. But with the movie mere weeks away, what’s better than one Ninja Turtles art show? Two.
COWABUNGA!! - 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens Saturday July 19 at Iam8bit on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. It features a huge group of artists making very diverse, multimedia work based on everyone’s favorite heroes in a half shell.
Below, we’ve got just a few examples from the show and all the radical information on the 30th anniversary Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art show Read More »
Briefly: Yes, that’s a real thing. Announced yesterday, IDW Publishing is doing a comic book crossover in October called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters. It’s a four issue run with the following description: “When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!” It’s written by Erik Burnham and Tom Waltz with art by Dan Schoening. [Comic Book Resources]
Gallery Nucleus opened their Heroes In A Half Shell: A TMNT Art Tribute Exhibition over the weekend which features a ton of great Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles original art and prints by over 30 artists. The show runs until August 3rd, 2014 if you want to visit the gallery in Alhambra California, which also has a display of character, background, storyboards, and other development art by the creatives behind the new TMNT series. Or you can purchase some of the available art online now. Hit the jump to see some of my favorite art from the TMNT art show.
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Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Whether New York City wants it or not, it’s getting a visit from four very unusual heroes this summer. So we might as well get to know them before they arrive.
Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has revealed four new motion posters for each of the four heroes in a half-shell. The emphasis here is really on “motion” — they’re jam-packed with explosive stunts and daring rescues. Check ‘em all out after the jump.
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The first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did a good job of holding back its stars. This new trailer for the film, which opens August 8, goes the opposite way. It is almost completely comprised of the bodies, voices, attitudes and actions of our heroes in a half-shell: Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello.
In two minutes-plus, this latest trailer is jam-packed with gadgets, pop culture references, plot reveals and more. It also shows that despite what we’d already thought, William Fichtner is not playing Shredder. Check out the new, and maybe final, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer below. Read More »
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We’re about six weeks out from the release of Paramount’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and that means the marketing barrage is about to move into it’s most earnest mode. The first stage involves the reveal of new character posters for the four turtles. The first of four new TMNT character posters is out, featuring Leonardo, and we’ve got that below. [Update: all posters have been released, and added below.]
There’s also a new trailer coming shortly, and we’ll have that for you as soon as it hits. Read More »