Back at the end of June, we got some surprising news about the future of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The heroes in a half-shell are getting rebooted yet again, but this time as a computer animated movie from Nickelodeon Animation Studios and Paramount Pictures. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are on board as creators and producers through their Point Grey Pictures production banner, and the former recently opened up about how this iteration of the turtles will be different. Read More »
NECA’s line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures based on the original movie from 1990 have been extremely popular. In fact, they’ve been so popular that collectors have had an immense amount of difficulty getting their hands on them due to low stock, online scalpers and bots, and poorly handled retail exclusive releases from Walmart and Target. NECA has heard complaints from fans, so for their latest release, they’re making it easy for everyone to buy.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze introduced two new mutants to the franchise in the form of Tokka and Rahzar, a snapping turtle and a wolf mutated to become formidable opponents to the heroes in a half-shell. Fans have been anticipating the release of these figures ever since they were revealed at the 2020 Toy Fair earlier this year, and now they’re available for pre-order, but only for a limited time. Check them out below, and find out where you can buy them. Read More »
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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. You can celebrate by checking it out on HBO Max right now, or if you’d rather show your love for the comic book adaptation on the walls of your home, Bottleneck Gallery has you covered.
The artist known as Florey is releasing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster print celebrating the 1990 movie. One gives the franchise the perfect green glow, and the other celebrates the individual heroes themselves with the colors of the masks worn by Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Check them out below. Read More »
There have been several different iterations of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. But none have come close to being as weird and terrible as the rock star versions of the heroes in a half-shell from the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour. Despite how awful the touring turtles are, they still have fans who grew up watching the concert on VHS, and now they’re getting the ultimate action figure set as a 2020 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive from NECA. See the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Their Shells action figures below. Read More »
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Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver have already dabbled in comic book adaptations by executive producing The Boys for Amazon Prime. But now the gang from Point Grey Pictures is getting back together for an even bigger comic book franchise.
Nickelodeon has announced that the trio behind the likes of Neighbors, This Is The End, Good Boys, and Sausage Party has been brought in to develop and create an all-new computer animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, which will mark the first-ever fully CG theatrical production from Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Read More »
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The Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max
The Pitch: A crime wave is sweeping over New York City thanks to an underground criminal organization known as The Foot Clan. Led by a terrifying, mysterious figure known as The Shredder, The Foot is turning teens to a life of crime, and threatening anyone who stands in their way. The only people with the courage to stop them aren’t people at all, but rather four anthropomorphic young reptile brothers trained in martial arts by a mutated rat living in a sewer. They’re the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Did you know that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became the highest grossing independent movie of all time when it was released in 1990? It’s a title the movie would hold until The Blair Witch Project came along in 1999, and this was at a time when superheroes were just barely starting to become cool thanks to the arrival of Tim Burton’s Batman the year before. This is a movie that could only be made as we emerged from the 1980s, a decade when audiences were willing to buy into all sorts of monsters and creatures, including The Thing, Gremlins, Predator, and everything in between. It still holds up to this day, and feels even more realistic and gritty than some of the most grounded, dark superhero movies of the 21st century. Read More »
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