Category Archive: TV Series
This coming fall, Nickelodeon will start airing the third TMNT animated series, dubbed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not many details have been released officially regarding the series, so in an effort to inform you, ninja turtles fans, i gathered in this post all the information that i can find regarding the upcoming show.
Below is the second part of this series of articles, if you have not read Part 1 yet you can do so by clicking here.
You cannot have a Ninja turtles show without April. In this series, Miss Oneil is neither a reporter in a yellow jumpsuit, nor a lab assistant to Baxter, instead she is a 16 years old teenager who lost her family and feels more comfortable with the turtles than with her high-school friends. According the to the producers, the reason behind April’s age change was due to the fact that it felt weird that a grown young woman will hang out with 15-16 years old boys (the turtles).
Comicbookmovie.com posted a nice interview with TMNT co-creator Peter Laird, where all kinds of Ninja Turtles topics are discussed: From the original cartoon series to Michael Bay’s controversial comment. And if you know Peter, you know what kind of answers to expect: Honest, right to the point, and sometimes even brutal.
Below are couple snippets from the interview courtesy of comicbookmovie.com:
Peter, you weren’t a huge fan of the 80’s animated series, but if you had to take a few elements from that show and apply it to a new live-action film, which would they be?”
If you are talking about elements of that show AS THEY WERE USED IN THE SHOW, I would say “nothing.”
Knowing that Kevin Eastman is working with Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman on the live-action film, does that make you more comfortable?
Not really. Given that one of the last things Kevin did when we were still partners was to push hard for the inclusion of “Venus de Milo”, the wretched “girl Turtle” in the live-action TV series “TMNT: The Next Mutation.” It’s safe to say that he and I have different views on what should and shouldn’t be done with the Turtles. That being said, his point of view on these things may have changed in the last twelve years. I don’t really know. I guess you could say it doesn’t make me more OR less comfortable.