Saturday, August 19, 2006

TMNT Fan Film in Claymation!

Claymation TMNT Fan-film!
Just got this from a couple of hardcore fans making their own claymation TMNT fan film:

Hello there, Mikey, I was just wanting to tell you about a Turtles fan film that I, Jared Ward and my friend, Brandon Gay are making. We call it, TMNT: The Other Strangeness. The name is of course inspired by that old role-playing book, but it also has quite a bit to do with the movie's story. It focuses on the first 5 issues or so of TMNT Volume 1, and recounts how the Turtles found out that they weren't the only "strangeness" in the world.

It will be very dark and moody, and a very exciting departure from the typical Turtles presentation, this version focusing on the quirkiness and oddity of those first Turtles comic, thus our title. Also, claymation, we felt, was a medium that would be perfect to tell this story in, and seeing as we're college students with little budget to work with, clay and paint, with a little computer wizardry is the perfect way to apply talent and not riches.

There are going to be all sorts of exciting updates and reveals about our little independent film in time, but also be aware that the movie, especially since it's claymation, will be a long process tha twe are only beginning. What we do have is the maquette we created of Leonardo that we're very proud of, and would love to share with you and your readers, as well as our progress on this exciting journey.

So with that in mind, we have created an official blog for the film, and there in the photos section, you can see exactly what we're talking about. I have already sent a similar e-mail to the official Turtles site, but to no avail, it could be that they haven't got around to making sure they can post independent, non Mirage licensing news, or they're not taking us seriously.

After my co-director, Brandon, suggested your site, and I visited, I could tell that I should've sent you the news in the first place, the home of the Fan's TMNT, not the studio's.

So with that in mind, I ask you pass along this link to your readers, if you have any questions, feel free to email me.

God bless you and yours, Jared Ward and Brandon Gay

Friday, August 18, 2006

Tony Jay 1935-2006
-- On a note from Dierna

..i am sad to report that veteran voice, television & stage actor Tony Jay passed away on August 13 "..after failing to recover from microsurgery to remove a non-cancerous tumor in his lungs."

Tony's voice was phenomenal and distinguished... an incredible singer as well. He was also a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

His voice works are noted in so many animated projects such as: World of Warcraft, Tale Spin, Gargoyles', the evil Judge Frollo in Disney's Hunchback of Notredame to name just a few.

Mr. Jay was also known as the voice of Lord Dregg, the main villian of the final two seasons on the original TMNT program.
Much love goes to his family from everyone here at Mikey's TMNT.

Tony will be missed


-->> Nacho (thanks,buddy) provided me yet another interveiw with Kevin Munroe !!

Comis 2 Film gets a little more insight from Munroe on TMNT 2 (movie 5) & Kevin's next big project after TMNT... Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets).

C2F's interview start's by clickin' HERE !! ~~**


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

-->> More official n' important TMNTd0t-com splorts ..::

Dan Berger .. ::

- Updated the Classic DVD page with Lionsgate's Volume 5:

-This set will be released on August 29 and will contain these episodes:

Corporate Raiders From Dimension X
Pizza By The Shred
Super Bebop And Mighty Rocksteady
Beware The Lotus
Blast From The Past
Michaelangelo's Birthday
Usagi Yojimbo
Case Of The Hot Kimono
Usagi Come Home
The Making Of Metal Head
Leatherhead Meets The Rat King

- We've just gotten the scoop regarding FUNimation's release schedule. Volume 3.8 and 3.9 have been combined into a single, two DVD, 14 episode set entitled "Season 4". This set is scheduled to ship on September 12. Click the links below sent in by PrometheusUFO for info about the product:

- A bunch of people sent in this press release from 4Kids about the DVD set:

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release special editions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 4 and Sonic X: Season 5, each in its own two-disc set, on September 12, 2006.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 4 includes 14 episodes. Bonus features include five never-before-seen TMNT shorts as well as animatic clips from key episodes.

Sonic X: Season 5 features 13 episodes. Bonus features include a Storyboard Slide Show featuring panels from each of the 13 episodes on the DVD.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 4 and Sonic X: Season 5 will run for 315 minutes and 290 minutes, respectively. Both sets will retail for $16.98 (SRP) each and will street on September 12, 2006.

- Brent sent in the following link that includes a bit more info from the above press release:

- Jorhan sent in the following link with pix of the upcoming Fast Forward toys ( posted earlier on Mikey's .. ~tOkK):

- GreenWillow sent in the following link with info about Comcast's Video On Demand airing the "Ninja Tribunal" episodes (..there is a very short clip of Leo's Dragon form on there.. .. ~tOkK ):

-B M sent in the following link with still more info about Comcast:


 2 fer one,b1tch3s !!

O' killer !!

.. The first two Nintendo GBA TMNT games are now available in a double pack !! Click here ** !!


Saturday, August 12, 2006

-- ..from sweetheart, Dierna ::

- Toy News International has new images up of upcomingfigures. I am SOO getting Viral. The Inwuashi Gunginlooks awesome as well. @

-Check it out... the first 4 images on this site is thecover art for the TPB's of Tales of the TMNT vol. 2 that'll be coming out starting in October. Note how the art is of the 2K3 Turtles: (..there's also some sample work there from Diego's upcoming TMNT- 4 film related projects !! ~tOkK )

-News Flash: The Lost Season is available thru Comcasts On Demand
Cable service!! The first ep aired yesterday! It's
simply known as TMNT: Ninja Tribunal.


The 1st 5 min of the first ep "Lap of the Gods" is
available on their website! OMG! So fraking awesome!

In the ep the turtles and humans are given medalions.
These medalions have their totum animals in it. Their
spirit totums.

They have to awaken their spirit totums and eventually
they will merge with em! Leonardo is the first to
awaken his...a WAAYYY cool Dragon! :D

Go here to see it: Unlike the TMNT Anime "Superman Legend" where they
gained the powers of the Constelations/Greek
Myths...these totums appear to be based more on the
Chinese Zodiac.

-- ..nutty notes from Nacho ..::

Nacho has cool back to back interviews with..again.. 'Tales' artist: DIEGO JOURDAN & TMNT inker/colourist: DARIO BRIZUELA. ::

-- interview en EspaƱol **Click

-- English translation of interview **Click ..

-"Turtles... and pepsi cola! " ..@ (?!)

- ..".. trailer them of the turtles but with something different, they fan changed the original sound by the song of intro of the old one animated. "

-- Finally.. to round-out the news n' notes.. let's take a look at the fine print from past few weeks at the official TMNT d0t com ya may have missed..n' ones i think are important to recap.. ::

- Posted the short synopsis for the Fast Forward "Home Invasion" episode.

(..more info on the COMCAST showing of 'Ninja Tribunal' ..~tOkK)

MasterMime154 sent in the following info:

"If you have Comcast digital cable you can watch the 'Lost Season' (the one that starts off where season four left off with the Ninja Tribunal story line) via Video On Demand. Don't trust the episode info on there, it's wrong. Just start from the top of the list and you will be fine."

For more info, check this link: Comcast web site

This throws a real monkey wrench into the Episode Guide listing for the series - so expect it to change over the next few weeks or months. "Fast Forward" may stay listed as Season Five, if so, I'll add "The Lost Season - Ninja Tribunal" in between Season Four and Season Five. Or "Ninja Tribunal" may wind up being listed as Season Five if Comcast airs all 13 episodes of "Ninja Tribunal" before "Fast Forward" begins in September - even though folks without Comcast VOD (like me) can't see it - ack, this is giving me a headache! I also have to verify with Mirage and 4Kids how they want the two seasons officially labeled. The numbering I'm currently using will probably change to reflect the original intended airing order (or airing order, whatever the case may be). What a sticky wicket TV can be!

- J.P. sent in the following link (note that they got the release date of the film wrong at the end of the article):

- Posted the extended synopsis (with screenshots) for Episode #90 "All Hallows Thieves".

- SimonPhoenix11 sent in the following link featuring an interview with TMNT movie producer Thomas Gray:

- Added a bunch of Fast Forward action figure links to the Toys page.

- Milo sent in the following link with more movie info:

- SimonPhoenix11 sent in the following link with more movie info (a trend is developing):

- A group of fans are organizing a write-in campaign to get New Line Cinema to release a box set of the original TMNT movies with lots of bonus features, click the following link to get involved: Buslady's forum

- The TMNT are appearing on Radio Disney's "Feeling Groovy" mall tour. Below are the tentative dates - show times run from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM - here's the scoop:

Feelin’ Groovy Tour (Radio Disney) runs through September 16th. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are teaming up with Radio Disney for a gigantic mall tour, where fans can come meet the Turtles. Two of the four Turtles will be on hand at the Imagination Station to help all the Ninja fans feel good about themselves. The Turtles will help kids explore exciting new activities to keep fit.
- TV monitors with DVD players will show a looped reel of clips from TMNT Fast Forward
- Mini-Mag giveaway (250,000 copies)
- Raffle every hour with TMNT goody bags and toys as prizes
- Wal*Mart electronics on display and advertised in the Mini-Mag


Saturday, August 19th

Pittsburg, PA – South Hills Village
New York, NY – Jefferson Valley Mall
Wichita, KS – Towne East Square
Houston, TX – Houston Galleria
Atlanta, GA – Town Center at Cobb
Denver, CO – Aurora Mall

Sunday, August 20th

Boston, MA – Square One Mall
Pittsburg, PA – Ross Park
New York, NY – Westchester Mall
Wichita, KS – Towne West Square

Saturday, August 26th

Boston, MA – Square One Mall
Indianapolis, IN – Greenwood Park Mall
New York, NY – Livingston Mall
Seattle, WA – Tacoma Mall
Richmond, VA – Virginia Center Commons
West Palm, FL – Boynton Beach Mall

Sunday, August 27th

Boston, MA – NorthShore Mall
New York, NY – Ocean County Mall
Kansas City, MO – Independence Center

Saturday, September 9th

Boston, MA – Solomon Pond
Indianapolis, IN – Castleton Square Mall
Philadelphia, PA – Granite Run Mall
Albuquerque, NM – Cottonwood Mall
Norfolk, VA – Chesapeake Square
Miami, FL – Coral Square

Sunday, September 10th

Boston, MA – Auburn Shopping Center
Philadelphia, PA – Oxford Valley Mall
Cleveland, OH – Richmond Town Square
Miami, FL – Dadeland Mall

Saturday, September 16th

Hartford, CT – Crystal Mall
Providence, RI – Emerald Square Mall
Philadelphia, PA – Montgomery Mall
Cleveland, OH – Great Lakes Mall
Charlotte, NC – Haywood Mall
Miami, FL – Miami International

- turtleguy556 sent in the following link featuring interview clips with TMNT movie director Kevin Munroe and producer Tom Gray:

- Posted the extended synopsis (with screenshots) for Episode #88, "Dragons Rising"

- Marcos sent in another tid bit on the upcoming TMNT film:

- Posted the preview for Tales of Leonardo: Blind Sight #2

Tons of people have sent in the following links - thanks everyone!


- To check out news about the movie that was given out at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, go here:

(..more postings and pix of the TMNT- Sneek Peak are in there as well..~tOkK)

- And finally, Virtual Wenrog spotted this link about Ubisoft's upcoming video game based on the film:

Missed the special TMNT (movie 4)-SneakPeek..from last month's Comic-con ??

Don't worry !! tOkKie has it posted on Krib ..just for you non-CON attendees and Turtle fans!! Click here*..

4 this special peek into the Turtle's big sreen CGI Return ..posted just for you from terrible2z & Mikey's TMNT !!

-- The 'Round-up' has proven to be a successful & practical way to release TMNT info much as i can from all sorts off official and unofficial sources .. people keep sending kind notes about the all the random and cool gathering of info. I really appreciate all the kind support n' kudos ,you guys !! You help make it all worth while..and many of you help make it all work !! Report any TMNT leads to me tOkKa or Mikey .. for kudos back n' a lollipop !! 8D !!

..thinks are heating up again for tOkKie.. and i will continue with Mike's & Nitro's help to post news as often as i can ..and when i see it.. but the Round-up may be standard for at least awhile.. s'long for now !! >v<

Monday, August 07, 2006

..pickin' up the peices from the real big CONVENTION..n' catchin up upon tOkKa's bumpy..((mainly spikey)) return to Colorado. tOkKie knew tho' ..soon as he saw the Rockies..that his troubles were about to PEAK. Things got real goofy roun' here. O' well what else is new but the news !? ..lotsa gaps to fill and ground to cover as tOkKa gathers up the bits n' bites of cow-pie n' turtle new-turds..ya just been waitin' to munch on !! Ya master o' prickle-disaster is back ,WHhoooaaa..Mikey !! Part one of our recaps ..n' fill-in-the-gaps begins now !! >8p ::

FFFast FORWARD kind..please RRRrrewind !!

-- ..countin' off tips from my 'Target' informant n' SLASH ..(we shall neither confirm nor deny they are one & the same or nothin) ..Torbin Zixx,the baisic FF vehicles (" That Hyper Shell was $20..And the Hover Craft Base was $50.."-Slash),FF TMNTs,Triple Strike TMNTs,Sterling,Cody,FF Splinter,Baxter-bot,Mutated Don (a.k.a. Gamera-Don),Baisic TMNT figs including the last batches of Paleo Patrol Toys n' figs..are still standing on the pegs, are just now bein' shipped out to every corner of the nation n' soon globe hopefully. FF Villians are due real soon. The only missing baisic it seems is "The Purple Dragon" (Johnny) ..stay tuned n' keep checking the merging mixes on the pegs. As TMNT shifts into Fast Forward product..hopefully some P.Dragons will be makin' to the stores !!

-- Now ok,kidd-ohs ..i gotta ton of notes here n' that have ben gatherin' trail dust here in' tOkKie's saddle pack past couple weeks so let's take a look ..::

--..Note from Mikey (the boss 'round these here parts).."Final Fu is on MTV2. The host/referee is the kid from the second Ninja Turtles movie -- Keno (Ernie Reyes, Jr.). He also did the stunts for Donatello in the first and second movies."

~Ernie's new show has an official site startin' here **Click Click!!

-- From Dierna (thanks, babs!!)

Hey guys,

Friend of mine did a rip of the new theme song.. I've

put it on Rapid Share for all to download:

-- Kevin Eastman & Julies' Strain's new son Ben was born during last month's big Comic-con..

Checkout the sweet baby gallery here on Heavy Metal* cute

* Remember this is an adult content site. Links outside of the baby gallery may and WILL contain content that may not be suitable for sensitive people or those under 18!!

-- From fellow Turtle artist Diego Jourdan

..Hi Everybody!

As you can see here:

...there'll be 5 Tales trade paperbacks coming, and all 5 feature wrap-around "animated style" cover illos by yours truly (the first of which you can see below)!

Very Happy Don't miss em!

--Diego also wishes to share his photo-gallery from the recent Heroes-con !! .. @

From Dan Berger ::

..IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING THE TMNT VOLUME FOUR COMIC BOOK: Unfortunately due to Peter Laird having to devote a tremendous amount of time to the TMNT movie project, we are forced to put the book on hiatus for eight months, which will give Peter time to complete his obligations to the film studio and afford him the opportunity to get the book back on schedule. "Tales of the TMNT" and the trade paperbacks collecting "Tales" will not be affected and will continue on their normal release schedule. The first collected book for "Tales" will be out in October. Here's the schedule for the collected Tales releases:

Book One - October, 2006 - Stories told by Don (Tales 1 10 16 18 26) Book Two - January, 2007 - Blind Leo story (Tales 5 the Blind Sight four issue mini-series) Book Three - April, 2007 - Miscellaneous issues written by Murphy (Tales #20 24 25 28 30) Book Four - June, 2007 - Mystic Shark story (Tales #3 4 13 14 33)

..2 b continued .. >v<

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Hey everyone.

I knew Ubisoft picked up the gaming rights from Konami a while back. And it seems they are offering us something a bit more fresh than what the old boys at the big K are offering, but it looks equally cool as the green guys old games look.

While it's REALLY small, if you click here you can view a bit of a teaser of the game. It almost sounds somewhat free-romaing like Spider-man 2 which in itself borrows the free-style of Grand Theft Auto. Truly, the game looks amazing. If those are only X-Box 360 shots though, I am SO getting one!

Check it out!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

TMNT Vol. 5&6 DVDs

Updates on the original classic TV series fans have been waiting for!

Download the trailer for TMNT Vol. 6

Detailed Synopsis:

Includes 12 episodes from the Original TV Series. Episodes include: Corporate Raiders from Dimension X, Pizza by the Shred, Super Bebop and Mighty Rocksteady, Beware the Lotus, Blast from the Past, Leatherhead, Michaelangelo's Birthday, Usagi Yojimbo, Case of the Hot Kimono, Usagi Come Home, The Making of Metalhead and Leatherhead Meets the Rat King.

Screen Format: Full Screen

Language/Subtitles: Spanish, English

Audio: 2.0

Rating: NR

Run Time: 289

CC: Yes

Color: Color

Format: DVD

Catalog #: 19850

SRP: $14.98

Genre: Family, TV

Street Date: 8/29/06

Pre-Order Date: 8/2/06

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES(R), related characters and the distinctive likenesses thereof are registered trademarks of Mirage Studios, Inc. All contents Copyright (c) 2006 Mirage Studios, Inc. unless otherwise noted. All Rights Reserved. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES(R) created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. Disc and programs (c) 1990, 1991, 1992 Fred Wolf Films. All Rights Reserved. Based on the TV show produced by Fred Wolf Films.


Looks like the folks on IMDB are featuring the new TMNT movie on today's front page!
Great publicity!!