|i heard that this show was going to be a hybrid the 1987 series and 2003 series.|
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Looks too square for my taste (and hugeass forearms are... weird, less weird than the feet though) but otherwise it looks cool, Michelangelo seems to have a different weapon here, no clue what it's called but i like it.
Their feet look weird, but I still like the new style. They kind of look like a combination of both cartoons and the movies (notice how Don has that thing across his chest to hold his bo staff like in the live action movies?) Anyway, I'm hoping the 3rd cartoon has an episode that includes the classic parallel universe where the heroes are bad and the villains are good.
thing that ive heard that might be bad fot the new tmnt 1. they changed april to look like a teenager 2.splinter has a daughter who is said to be Karai and is being raised by the shredder MIKEYSTMNT.COM • View topic - Nickelodeon ** TMNT ** www.mikeystmnt.com
Basically, there was a Fan-Event at Nickelodeon HQ California where some of the bigger fans in the fandom were invited to see a preview (basically some storyboards of the pilot episode with voiceover, as in, not truly animated yet or anything) of the series and stuff, guy from GoGreenMachine gives a description:
Okay, now that we can talk about those details… My inner artist has been DYING for this…
Turtles: The boys actually have just about the same color differences from the 2K3 show. The height differences amongst the boys is pretty subtle. Don is slightly taller, but he's not asking 'how's the weather down there' to his brothers. Leo and Raph are about the same size… Mike's a lil shorter – he's also got some faint freckles on his cheeks, which made me think of Dennis the Menace.
Personality-wise, they were all good. I just hope they don't turn Mike into a pop-culture referencing dope like Fast Forward and Back to the Sewers….
The bandages are a little of a turn-off. I would think for simplicity's sake, they could do without the wrappings.
Splinter: Oh man… I could go on for DAYS. The initial picture I saw was pretty striking. Dark features, much more rat-like than I've seen before. It turns out he's going to be of the Man-turned-Rat origins a la Archie – plus there was a small hint of him having a daughter. My immediate thought at the event was, "Hey, what if Karai is his daughter?" The voice actor they used for him was SPOT-ON. He could read a phonebook and make it interesting..
April: Okay, teenage 'rebel'… she looked about 13, which is roughly similar to the boys. Black pants, yellow shirt, hair pulled back. The puppy-crush Don has on her is…. treading dangerously into 'fannon'. I'd thought that if they'd made her maybe a high schooler who was a writer for the school paper, it would be a little more true to the character. She learns something she shouldn't, gets in hot water, the boys go after her, you know the drill… It'll have to depend on how they write her story…
The Kraang: I was surprised to see Krang as an actual species – he's very nasty looking, which is cool. Evil brain thing with multiple squid-like tentacles. The use of the suits to withstand the environment was clever… My theory is that this race of Kraang might be evil, but there could also be a rebel group. Or it could be the other way around. The Kraang are good, with a couple bad apples.
Baxter Stockman: Visually, he definitely rang of the Original Mirage Stockman. We WILL also see the mousers coming out of the metalwork.
Shredder: Honestly, I don't remember an image, BUT… from the action figure I saw of him, he's going to make Movie one Shredder look like Old Toon Shredder.
I enjoyed the animatic – sketchy, half-animated storyboards to give us some idea of how the characters will work. The background on the surface Definitely reminded me of the gritty Mirage alleys. As for the characters, there was some definite influence from Teen Titans – some body language, facial expressions, those lil anime splortches that appear near the forehead. Those lil things I didn't like, but overall I loved the ep we saw.
Splinter is very much a father figure in this, and we also get a little more martial art visuals and such in this compared to the other series.
Turtle Van –> Rail Car: I haven't seen anything mentioned about this yet. Apparently, there's an old railcar that Don will be working on over a LOOONG period of time to turn into some ultimate transportation down underground – but it will also have wheels that come out so that they can go to the surface. I wasn't too keen on it, personally… Talk about an eyesore.
Playmates made a presentation about their new toyline and showed a large cross section of the first wave of figures, vehicles, and playsets. I'm not big into the collecting aspect of the fandom, but it was still neat to see what they have planned. The playset they'd created alone was Massive – maybe 4 foot tall?
-After the toy presentation we returned to our seats and observed a live reading of part of a script; meaning the voice actors were in the room with us, reading from scripts. This included the voice talents of Rob Paulsen and Jason Biggs. This was hands-down the best thing of the event.
During the Lunch/Social Hour, I was introduced to Jason Biggs and Rob Paulsen – they were both so wonderful to speak with, absolute pleasures to meet.
-Lunch/Social Hour – Pizza, what else would you expect? -We were broken up into small groups to discuss our feelings and opinions about everything we had seen today (this was the focus group portion of the event)
We then ended the day with a Q&A session with the writing and production team. The day ended with everyone sharing their personal information and having long goodbyes. We all got posters, as well as a pizza slice 'pouch' that held the USB Drive (which I'll be using for my TMNT Stuff from now on.. ) We had a nice group picture, and then everyone was sent off to their respective airports.
|so who do you think should voice shredder.|
Don't care as long as he sounds menacing.
As far as the whole Splinter, Karai, and Shredder relationship goes, I'm curious as to why a mutant rat would have a human daughter or why Splinter would allow his "daughter" to be raised by his enemy.
I heard Nickelodeon is working with Kevin Eastman on a new TMNT comic series that supposedly takes place where the last one left off and offers a retelling of the origin story. The person's blog I read on d2brigade.net didn't cite a source, though.
|i just hope that that ninja turtles doesn't become stupid like Naruto.Naruto copy's everything from power rangers to Dragon ball z|
Also, just noticed, all the weapons look rather damaged, or possibly not properly made. IDK if it will be relevant when the show is actually out, but i assume that their resources are limited,