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Ninja... no, Hero... no, Ninja...


Looks like an interesting mix of the light-heartedness of the cartoon/Archie comics/movies, and the earnest, serious ninja-ness of the Mirage comics/recent TV series (and hopefully with no elements of The New Mutation whatsoever). Animation looks pretty decent, too.

I mean, it's hard not to think that the Turtles have long, long since had their day; but then, their recent animated series appears to have been quite successful, so maybe there is a new generation of fans waiting for this movie. As it is, though, if you're of a certain age (i.e. the age that can remember the words to "TURTLE Power"), it's hard not to raise a smile at this trailer...

UPDATE : There's a bit more info on the film (and where it fits into the TMNT "canon" - apparently, in Superman Returns fashion, it drops in somewhere around the second movie, building on that series' continuity), including character posters, on - *spit* - AICN.

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I'll tell you what I found amusing - that the original animation was done fairly cheaply, and yet when the TNNT presented an episode of I Love The 80s, they were rendered in *really* bad CGI - because the cheap way the original animation was done was still too expensive for the programme...

I used to watch TMMT anyway, but mainly so I could wank off over April. Oh dear. I suspect how she'll be rendered in this will give me more wank-fodder.

By John Hoare
July 21, 2006 @ 9:35 am

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By Cappsy
July 21, 2006 @ 5:58 pm

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I like the CG style. And I get a huge kick out of imagining the pissed-off outbursts of so-called 'hardcore' 'purists' when Michaelangelo messes up in the trailer. Also, it's good to hear they're gonna focus on character work. As long as there aren't countless pop-culture reference gags I don't care. Should be good. Oh, and Raphael is definitely the coolest.

By performingmonkey
July 21, 2006 @ 8:09 pm

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> Oh, and Raphael is definitely the coolest.

But rude.

By Ian Symes
July 21, 2006 @ 9:52 pm

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I wonder if my mum still has those knitting patterns...

By Spid
July 21, 2006 @ 10:12 pm

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> But rude.

Michaelangelo is a party dude! It is possibly the greatest theme tune to anything. It's up there with Thundercats.

By performingmonkey
July 22, 2006 @ 1:51 am

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Donnatello does machines.

By Ian Symes
July 22, 2006 @ 2:25 am

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It's a shame that we got the wrong version, though. "Splinter taught them to be FIGHTING teens", indeed.

It scares me how I can remember almost all the words to the first verse of T.U.R.T.L.E. Power, though. But then, we did used to sing it in the playground all the bloody time.

By Seb Patrick
July 22, 2006 @ 10:25 am

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