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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Turtle Power!!

In my action figure magazine, ToyFare, people began musing when 80s nostalgia would end...ToyFare speculated that it would end when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made a comeback, seeing as to how TMNT was the last big thing to come out of the 80s...action figure wise.

Well, the new TMNT cartoon starts its fifth season this fall, the new comic is still doing quite well for Mirage Studios....

And the new movie comes out in the spring! March 30, to be exact...17 years to the day after the first live-action film.

It's all computer animated, baby! CGI all the way! The director is a guy named Kevin Monroe, it's his first film, and the first product from a studio called Imagi Films.

But you don't want to hear me blather about it.

Go watch the four turtles leaping over rooftops in New York City in CGI glory!

No offence to Jim Henson's animatronics, but these CGI renditions of Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael kick ass.

Want more details about the film? Here we go:

- It actually takes place in continuity with the live-action films, taking place shortly after the events of #2.

- Shredder is not the villain, but he does make a cameo.

- The only announced voice actor so far is Japanese-American character actor Mako, who's voicing Splinter. I'm sure my fellow nerds remember Mako best as the voice of Aku on Samurai Jack.

- Casey Jones and April O'Neil fall in love.

- And yes, there'll be lots of in-jokes and references to the original comics and the cartoons.

This is going to be a little more grown-up, too...they're shooting for a minimum PG rating.

March 30, 2007. Turtle power returns to the screen!

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