Ninja Turtles in 2012... Vanilla Ice??!

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6 fév. 2012, 20h39m



The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a franchise that reaches back decades spanning multimedia far and wide. Originating in print with the Mirage parody publication created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, to live action film and multiple television incarnations, being best known for their infamous CBS saturday morning cartoon which ran from 1988 to 1996. Now, with a whole new creative team and a multigenerational appeal the green machine is back and better than ever… click thru to preview what the TMNT have in store with an exclusive sneak peek at the all new CGI cartoon show and accompanying toy line.

We are usually a music feature site here at Street Date, but we couldn’t pass up such a cool opportunity and exclusive scoop on the street date of the brand new version of the TMNT. The story of the terrapin brothers doused in a toxic ooze which transformed them into the fearsome foursome Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. Trained by their master, Hamato Yoshi (AKA the humanoid rat “Splinter”) return to the sewers of New York boasting an all star lineup of voice actors including Jason Biggs (American Pie), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings; Rudy) and even the original voice actor for Raphael, Rob Paulsen… now taking on the role of Donatello.

New fans can expect a completely new take on the story of the mutated terrapin with a contemporary setting which also includes MANY homages to their broad history to keep the life-long nostalgic ‘sewer-heads’ coming back as well. **SPOILER ALERT** – Although this is a complete reboot of the franchise, there will be plenty of throw-backs to supporting cast such as Leatherhead & The Rat King (confirmed) and even classic crossovers such as The Flaming Carrot (for those of us hardcore fans who grew up on the TMNT). This rebirth will prove to be a perfect heritage continuation to bring parents and their kids together on common action packed and comical ground.

Aimed at kids 4 and up , The style derives heavily from the increasing popularity of imported Japanese anime series while incorporating lots of American pop culture relevances much like the original did. Each of the turtles also has a very distinct personality and physiology: From Leonardos swift & lean leadership, to Donatello’s meek & scrawny geek-hood, Raphael’s bulky brutish force and last but not least Michelangelo – the playful runt of the family. Sidekick and direct line to the surface world April O’Neil comes back younger and smarter while training with the wise but very assertive Master Splinter. (yes, this time Splinter is also on the front line with the turtles in the fights.) We also have heard that the Shredder is more intimidating and terrifying than ever… the perfect ‘Darth Vader-esq’ Villain to lead the factions of Foot soldiers along side the invading alien horde, The Kraang. We had an invitation to go check out the Nickelodeon Toy Fair and you can tell from this exclusive sneak peek that were looking at a pretty awesome new take on the Heros in a Halfshell.


TMNT 2012 Toy Fair Gallery

The Shellraiser being a personal highlight for me at the event as its the new incarnation of the “Party Wagon/Turtle Van” … except this time around its a modified subway car…cool!!! Check the new toys out on toy store shelves in August of this year, with the new TV series premiering on Nickelodeon in the fall.

We spoke breifly with one of the creative directors and he told us some things to look forward to include: A new thrill ride at Universal Studios called “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shock“, an accompanying iPad/iPhone mobile app & video game featuring the turtles and speculation for an all new feature film is looking good for 2014. If you just can’t wait for any of this, make sure to check out the currently available publication of an all new ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic book from IDW.

After years of featuring such highlights such as Baltimora, Gym Class Heroes,Technotronic, Partners In Kryme and so many more…we have no specific word on the status of the new soundtrack. We have high hopes, but only time will tell if the all-new TMNT will live up to the likes of Vanilla Ice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GFLGRidfFo4



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