Monday, June 25, 2007

Howdy folks,

Mirage's C.E.O. Gary Richardson and Director of Licensing Steve Murphy attended the Licensing Show in New York City last week and here's the scoop regarding the future for the TMNT:

TMNT movie sequel: Mirage and its partners (Imagi, Warner Brothers and the Weinstein Group) are still discussing the possibility of a sequel for the CG film. Hopefully a decision will be made by the end of summer. Think positive - create good karma!

TMNT cartoon on 4Kids TV (USA): Six new episodes of "Fast Forward" will air this fall beginning in September. From January to May of 2008, 4Kids TV will air most or all of the "Ninja Tribunal" episodes (although episode #110, "Nightmares Recycled", WILL NOT be completed or aired). Series producer Lloyd Goldfine and TMNT co-creator/owner Peter Laird are currently in talks regarding a new direction for the series to take in the fall of '08, but no definite decision has been made regarding what this new direction may be. Time will tell - but mum's the word for now.

Playmates Toys: movie-themed toys will continue to be released until mid 2008. No decisions have been made yet regarding what will be released for the second half of '08. Rumors of a 5' tall robotic action figure that can talk and do seven different martial arts moves are not true.

Ubisoft: Mirage is in negotiations with Ubisoft to produce a new TMNT video game. The CG movie models will be used, although the game will be independently produced (so it won't be directly based on any preexisting media like a TV show or film). If all goes well, the game will be out in late 2008 or early 2009. More than likely it will not be released on all of the same platforms that the movie game appeared on.

A retro-licensing program will kick into high gear in 2008 with merchandise based on the 1980s TMNT cartoon series. Lots of adult-sized gear will be available! Can we get a "Cowabunga!" from the faithful? Awe yeah!

Steve Murphy will be spearheading (katana-heading?) special events and merchandise programs to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the TMNT comic book in May, 2009. It's too early to say what will be involved, but Mirage plans to celebrate this monumental achievement in style!

Dan Berger
Mirage Studios' Official Web Dude

Friday, June 22, 2007

-->> .. LICKIN' MY WOUNDS ONCE AGAIN..welp.. gotta get this done and alot of Turtle bits from the past few weeks here to go with the i better get to feelin' better.(('Sides.. Summer's here let's think of brighter TMNT-tommorows n' sun,fun,pizza n' Beach Blankets,Bingo !! )) ::

- Image courtesy HGG

..the rest of the TMNT movie 'Stunt Rider' Assortment should be zoomin' into a store near you NOW !!

-..of note for the U.K. ::..


- Info courtesy of THN ::

We've just got hold of a bunch of new information for an upcoming region two DVD release, HIGHLANDER: SEARCH FOR VENGEANCE. We also have a few clips from the film too. Read on...

From revolutionary anime director Yoshiaki Kawajiri (The Animatrix; Vampire Hunter D; Ninja Scroll), writer David Abramowitz (Highlander The TV series; Highlander: The Source), animation supervisor Kevin Eastman (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Manga Entertainment comes HIGHLANDER: SEARCH FOR VENGEANCE, a brand new feature-length anime addition to the ever-popular Highlander phenomenon.

After five feature films, an animated TV series and two live-action TV series, the latest member of the MacLeod clan hits the screen with a brand new edge thanks to the unique visual stylings of anime wizard Kawajiri and the team at Madhouse Studios.

A one thousand year quest is about to end and the patience of one immortal man who has endured loss and pain for a millennium is about to be rewardedÅ 

A lone warrior, Colin MacLeod has travelled through the ages, endlessly searching for a fellow immortal, Marcus Octavius, the man responsible for killing his lover, Moya, on the Celtic plains tens of centuries ago. His journey has taken him to a post-apocalyptic New York in the year 2187, the city now a partly submerged ruin overshadowed by a vast monolithic fortress. Ruling what is left of the once proud metropolis is none other than Marcus Octavius, whose despotic plans for the future include the mass murder of the city's populace. MacLeod has the power to save the survivors, but driven by a blinding bloodlust, he has only one goal - to avenge the murder of Moya. After countless encounters with each other on the bloody battlefields of history, neither MacLeod nor Octavius has managed to emerge victorious. Will the remnants of New York prove to be the final battleground as these two immortals once again come face to face?

In HIGHLANDER: SEARCH FOR VENGEANCE, writer David Abramowitz continues the Highlander saga in fan-pleasing fashion with a thrilling and epic storyline that brilliantly recalls the spirit of Russell Mulcahy's original 1986 movie.

HIGHLANDER: SEARCH FOR VENGEANCE (cert. tbc) will be released on DVD in the UK (£16.99) by Manga Entertainment on 9th July 2007. Special Features include: East Meets West Part 1; Interview with director Yoshiaki Kawajiri; photo montage; original teaser by Madhouse Studios.

**Click here for more including clips from the film !!

..Tips and interviews courtesy of A.M. !!

- "Fate of TMNT 4Kids Toon"


"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ninja-kicked their way to the top of the box office in March with their CGI movie TMNT!

The movie DVD is released this August by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, supported by a huge marketing budget.

Over 50 licensees are on board with product including toys, video games, mobile content, apparel, books and more.

4Kids TV continues to air the popular Fast Forward TV series and there's a whole new TV series coming fall 2008.

Visit 4Kids Entertainment at Booth 3400, for more about this true everGREEN hit! "

- A.Modeen:: " Interviews with Will Tupper and Kevin Munroe .. ..

- Will Tupper :

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- Kevin Munroe :

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- Dan Berger has answered a few questions for me for an
interview I've posted on the Empire. He gives lots of
answers here about TMNT, his own history with them,
and the comic book industry at large.

Check it out here :


- ..And feel free to comment here, or on th Empire board
here :

Also, in what was a surprise to me, a very unexpected
TMNT interviewee has agreed to a hard-hitting line of
questions from myself about the new film. I'm awaiting
now for his responses... stay tuned on this one

-It's old, 7 years now, but it's only viewable exclusively online -- never been printed to my knowledge. ((**CLICK**))

- Courtesy of Jake Black .. :: "Check out my blog **here ** for the first three pages of my TMNT: Fast Forward story to be published in the UK."

- Cool TMNT anatomy perspective from Teletran ::

"I was thinking of putting together an anatomical workup of the turtles based on their appearance and abilities as well as the anatomy of real turtles.
I searched the web to find out if anyone had done anything similar and found this:

Which is helpful but has several aspects that I would have done differently.
If you have any comments or suggestions for this project please let me know. I will update soon.



Imperative and most recent updates from the official TMNT [d0t] com..

Dan Berger ::

- **Posted the extended synopsis (with screenshots) for Episode #128 "The Freaks Come Out at Night..."

- **Posted the preview for Tales of the TMNT Collected Books Volume III.

- **Posted the extended synopsis (with screenshots) for Episode #125 "Clash of the Turtle Titans"

- **Posted the extended synopsis (with screenshots) for Episode #127 "Invasion of the Bodyjacker"

-Steve Murphy received two Harvey Award nominations for his mini-series "Umbra" for "Best Writer" and "Best Continuing or Limited Series". If you're a comics pro and would like to support Steve and artist Mike Hawthorne, please head over to the Harvey Awards site to grab your ballot. Congratulations Murph and Mike!!!

- **Posted the extended synopsis (with screenshots) for Episode #126 "Fly Me to the Moon"

- **Posted the preview for Tales of the TMNT #35.

- **Updated the Books of the Future page.

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-->> .. Round-up of the news ..comin' up..

((sorry,gang.. bad stuff been goin' down and tOkKa's tryin' to get out behind an 8 ball)).. Doc appt. , then after work i'll come back and tackle the News .. thanks for your patience.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The girl’s gone green

From Ripley’s to VH-1, Michelle Ivey, uh, breaks out of her shell

The infamous Ivey :: 'Believe it or Not'

-->> The Metro Times Detroit pays a visit to M.Ivey the record breakin' shell-for-brains,shell-on-the-brain and one of the biggest TMNT fans on the planet !!

The article has word..from Michelle herself,'Five essential things for the world's biggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan, should she find herself stuck on a desert island', settin' some records straight,.. and the possible future of a TMNT Museum ((?!)),we'll see.. but you gotta read !!


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Transformers' Megan Fox has a secret ..((of the ooze))..

- Courtesy of

MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet: Justin Timberlake Might Make Megan Fox Pee

'Transformers' hottie Megan Fox goes from indie-geek chic to all-out sleek.

Megan Fox — who is heading to the MTV Movie Awards for the first time — may masquerade as the typical Hollywood stunner, but lurking behind those lush locks, chiseled features and bright baby blues is — a nerd?

"Yeah, I'm a comic book geek," she confessed. When asked to reveal one of her favorite movies of late, she raved about one that was spawned from a comic book series (see " 'Transformers' Set Has Flashy Cars, Robot Models, Exploding Furbys"). " 'TMNT!' " she exclaimed. "I'm down with the Ninja Turtles. For real, that movie was good. It had the greatest fighting scenes between the two brothers, almost 'Crouching Tiger'-style. I was super-excited to see that movie, because I've seen all of them. My favorite was the Vanilla Ice one ['The Secret of the Ooze']."

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..**Click here for the entire article:: The past weekend's MTV Movie awards,Autobot Tatoos, and Urinating about Justin Timberlake .. !!

-Vintage Sports Cards Inc. is offering value repacks of the classic TMNT Trading Card game :: Turtles Unleashed. This set has 1 complete 2 player starter set, 5 Booster packs, and not labeled ..there was a suprise pack of the 3-d TMNT Model Cards inside (from a few years back) !!

The pack retails for $9.99 ..but i was able to snag the box for around $5.oo at a local Kmart store !!

Not too sure how long the pack has been available.. but this is the first time i've noticed it. You may wanna keep an eye out ,'specially at Kmart and are tryin' to complete your collection of the Trading Card Game or are totally new to it altogether !!

- Quick Stats from the official TMNT d0t com ::

Dan Berger::

- ((**CLICK))Posted the extended synopsis (with screenshots) for Episode #124 "Night of Sh'Okanabo!".

- ((**Click))..Posted info about the Season 1 Part 1 DVD.

- And more movie VID info..

Paul sent in the following news:

"The recent TMNT movie will be coming to not only standard DVD on August 7, but also next-gen formats HD DVD and Blu-Ray as well. The HD DVD version also includes the standard DVD on one side of the disc for $39.98 and the Blu-Ray movie will be $34.95. Both versions feature high-definition video, while HD DVDs typically boast nicer menus and Blu-Ray discs often include uncompressed audio. These will be the definitive way to watch Leo and Raph argue at home!"