Since the mid 1980s, every new generation of kids has grown up with their own version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. What started out as a grittier comic book property became much more kid-friendly when an animated series took off in 1987 and launched a somewhat less kid-friendly feature film adaptation that eventually steered more towards live-action cartoon territory with its big screen sequels. Since then, there has been a live-action TV series and two additional animated series. Now a fourth attempt at a new animated version of the heroes in a half-shell is arriving in September.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is Nickelodeon’s latest revamp of the popular mutant heroes, and this is quite a different approach to the signature characters than what we’ve seen before. As we learned at the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comic-Con panel, the show has some new supernatural ninja elements at play, slight shifts in personality traits, stylized animation, brand new weapons, and quite an impressive line-up of villains for the turtles to take on. Read More »
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song from the 1987 animated series is burned into my brain forever thanks to all the time I spent watching that show as a kid. It’s been decades since that show went off the air, but Nickelodeon’s new show Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has just unveiled its title sequence, and its theme song puts a new spin on that classic ’80s version. Check it out below, and see the new take on the turtles in action. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
If at first you don’t succeed, try again. If you don’t succeed that time…try again and hope the third time’s the charm? That seems to be Paramount’s goal with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, as the heroes in the half-shell are once again getting the big screen treatment, even though their two previous adventures sputtered at the box office.
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In this edition, John Mulaney and Nick Kroll‘s characters from their Oh, Hello show on Broadway stop by Portlandia. Plus, take a look back at the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from 1990, and watch as the cast of Pacific Rim Uprising tries to answer the most Googled questions about kaiju. Read More »
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The first film in the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise may have gotten everything wrong about the heroes in a half-shell, likely thanks to Michael Bay’s involvement, but Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon tried to make it better by delivering a sequel that was more faithful to the animated series.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows included villains like Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Technodrome, cut down on Megan Fox‘s screentime and more. Unfortunately, as the folks at Honest Trailers so astutely points out, they also forgot to write a story that makes some goddamn sense.
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