Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Get on the Turtle Bus !!

Rose:"In case it's not already obvious, a Press Kit gets constructed and released - to the press - as part of the marketing effort for a film. These days they're all done digitally, compiled onto DVDs. Back in 1990 it was a simple folder loaded with some 8x10 black and white photos and some photocopied production notes.

Instead of focusing on a deleted scene today, I thought I would give typing a break and scan the contents of the press kit for the original movie. After I did that, I ended up typing 20 pages of production notes, so I really didn't save myself from anything.

Below you'll find all of the photos included with the kit as well as an excerpt from the production notes. If you download the complete .zip file, you'll have more production notes to read. One of the reasons I went through with typing 20 pages of these things was that all of the information is really, really unique and interesting, and I'm not sure that there's anywhere else that you can read something similar to this. There are quotes from all of the major players who had a hand in making the movie, including the late and great Jim Henson.

It's really all quite fantastic and I think it will also give you extra appreciation for all of the hard work that people put into this movie to make it the classic it ended up being.

A classic that should receive proper DVD treatment! *ahem*"



"I've updated the original post with the "Training on the Farm" deleted scene with two more pictures that I just found. You can check them out fully ** ** here ** ** . "



Tuesday, August 26, 2008

TMNT manga Vol. 7

TMNT manga Vol. 7
Originally uploaded by oldmanwinters

TMNT manga Vol. 7

"Baxter Stockman... Enter the Fly!"
-- oldman winters ..

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tales of the TMNT # 50 otter pop peek.. art by Paul Harmon [[ Courtesy of R.Brown ]]

"Spoke with Dan this morning and the orders for Tales 50 are in. Only about a 10% jump in sales. The books should ship around the middle of September and should be available for purchase at your friendly neighborhood comic shop about a week after that. "

-- Ryan Brown

Friday, August 22, 2008

Cyber Strike !

Cuz i'm a putz and cuz not allot of people have read the kick-ass Mike Dooney story Cyber Strike i went ahead and uploaded the TMNT contents and comic of the CBS Action Zone comic i posted from Rose's collection yesterday on my Retro Revelations post. It's a unique take on the old Cyber Suits that appeared in the Archie TMNT Adventures books and the classic Turtles show.
The story is actually pretty beautifully rendered by Dooney and Crew and allot of fun !!

** The entire TMNT 'CYBER STRIKE ' and more is on this 'CBS ACTION ZONE ' FlickR set **Click here ** .. **


Thursday, August 21, 2008

CBS Presents: Action Zone #1

CBS Presents: Action Zone #1
Originally uploaded by Roseangelo

"CBS Presents: Action Zone #1 by Roseangelo.
A promo comic for CBS's gimmic Action Zone featuring the TMNT, W.I.L.DCats, and Skeleton Warriors. " -- Roseangelo

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

More Tales # 50 peeks

Tales of the TMNT # 50 ..Peek:: Leatherhead by Paul Harmon [[ Courtesy of Tristan Jones ]]

"Paul just shot me an email... the art for Tales of the TMNT #50 is finished! Now it goes to Eric Talbot who will put all the finishing touches to the book... Can't wait! .. .." -- Tristain Jones

Tales of the TMNT # 50 ..Peek:: Leatherhead by Paul Harmon [[ Courtesy of Tristan Jones ]]


FOREVER WAR 5 ( ? ! )

'The Forever War' ..TMNT Adventures : 5 cover concepts by Chris Allen .. [[courtesy of S. Murphy]]

"Forever War artist and co-conspirator Chris Allan has been playing around with the idea of doing the covers to all 5 issues of TFW as one long image. This one's just an initial doodle and not necessarily representative of the story contents... " -- Steve Murphy

-->> !! ..>v<

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TMNT Deleted Scene: Training on the Farm

Roseangelo ::

"Here is the second deleted scene from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film that I am highlighting in support of the **TMNT Special Edition project. Warner Brothers isn't yet convinced that this is a good idea - But they ARE watching us! - so be sure to let them know personally that you want this Special Edition DVD!

This scene is also pretty well documented, and bits and pieces of it can be seen in the actual movie. I've scanned a few stickers, trading cards, and pics taken from a book and magazine from this part, but the lengthy bit from the script might be more interesting to you.

This scene comes immediately after April yells at Casey, "I wouldn't ask for your help if you were the last... "thing" on the face of the planet!" and Casey follows with, "Coming along 'nicely' ..." .. ..


-->> !!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

TMNT: Back to the Sewer, Usagi & Gen Peeks !!

-->> The following courtesy of Stan Sakai, on a tip from Cyn. ( Thanks ,Lady !! ) ..

TMNT: Back to the Sewer :: "Miyamoto Usagi" design Peek i  [[ Courtesy of Stan Sakai ]]

" Usagi had appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' TV series in the '80s/'90s, beginning with an episode aptly titled "Usagi Yojimbo."

He has been making guest appearance in the current animated series, introduced in the 4-part Battle Nexus storyline. Leonardo visits Usagi's world in another story, and many of my secondary characters are introduced. Usagi and Gen the rhino bounty hunter even make it to New York in another episode. Needless to say, these stories are not part of my comic book continuity.

Usagi and Gen will be showing up in the coming season as well. Here are a couple of character designs " -- Stan Sakai

TMNT: Back to the Sewer :: "Miyamoto Usagi" design Peek ii  [[ Courtesy of Stan Sakai ]]

TMNT: Back to the Sewer :: "Murakami Gennosuke" [ GEN ]  in TUX " design Peek   [[ Courtesy of Stan Sakai ]]

** "I don't know exactly when the new season of the TV show will be starting. But so far I have seen the "locked picture" versions of the first three episodes (these are with all of the animation compete but no music or sound effects) and I am liking it. I'm especially pleased with the look that they have given "cyberspace".

I'm very happy that we were able, through the good graces of Stan Sakai, to get Usagi and Gen into an episode of this upcoming season. I can't reveal everything about it, but I can tell you that it is the last episode of the season and it does not take place in Las Vegas." -- PL


Thursday, August 14, 2008

'Casey Jones' pin-up work  - ii -  for Tales Of The TMNT v.2 #49 by Nickelodeon's Alex " TOON " Deligiannis

'Casey Jones' pin-up work - ii - for Tales Of The TMNT v.2 #49 by Nickelodeon's Alex " TOON " Deligiannis

-->> Let's spotlight and Check Alex's flippin FUN & animated Art Blog **here !!

TMNT 'Mini-Mutants Extreme Sports' 2-Pack..card backer // Playmates  (( 2008 ))

-->> ..Mini - mutants takin' it to the street !!

** Check put Vaughn's Review of the Tiny Turtle Toys !! **

More confirmed ( myself included..and Vaughn ) sightings of new Sub Sewer figs and Extreme-Sports waves, Don and Mike Mini playsets, but no word yet in on Sub Sewer villain mutants ( Spider Bytez & Metal Klawz ).

However the new Playmates stuff is out there or getting out there, so keep an eye on the pegs !!


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tales of the TMNT  [[v.2 ]] #48 / large scan (( July 2008 ))

-->> On stands NOW!!

Support your LOCO -artist !!

**This current issue of ' TALES ' features tOkKa's first official TMNT Work EVER!!


Saturday, August 09, 2008

Rose::"This is the first entry in a series to highlight all of the deleted scenes from the original 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. While all of the deleted scenes from the movie are fairly well documented throughout books and comics, we still have yet to see any of these scenes in their entirety. This is a key reason why releasing a Special Edition DVD of this movie is a necessity!

While the movie ended with our heroes triumphant on the rooftop of a building, there was one final scene in the script. This scene had April and Danny in the office of a comic book publisher, trying to pitch the idea of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Here are some photos from that scene, as well as the actual script that was used for filming! .. "



Wednesday, August 06, 2008 to the post ~~**

-->> ..carry some weight ..

don't forget, even in the ipod / internet age..good old pen n' paper and snail mail carry allot of weight around when writing in support of for a TMNT - SPECIAL Edition project !!


Tuesday, August 05, 2008


TMNT " Special Edition ( ? ! )"

Regarding writing / snail mail contact info for W B in support of the project courtesy of Rosenagelo:: "Well, tracking down an email address seems to be a lost cause. Hopefully they'll reply to the email I sent them via web form and I can leech it from there.

Here's the other info I've found, though:

Ronald J Sanders, President
Warner Home Video Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
CA Tel. 818-954-6000
Fax 212-954-7667

.. "

Murph:: "Thanks to everyone who is helping out in this, uh, "outreach" program, with special kudos to:

Rose, for setting up a myspace** account here (containing additional info), Goongasnootch for setting up a ***Facebook one, and to Alex for all of this:

New Line Cinema

Warner Brothers (they use " (818.977.5489
) (818.954.1919) (818.954.5806)

Please note that the above information is all publicly available on the web."

** ** **Also .. Join the Green Team .. show your Support now !! Check out the "TMNT - Special DVD" Myspace page & join up !! ** ** **

-->>..via Steve Murphy::' Steve Barron, director of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, recently had this to say in an email to a Warner Brothers rep: "...there has been quite a lot of blogging about a director's special edition of the first movie, particularly in the light of its impending 25th anniversary. I would be very keen to contribute to this idea if you thought it a good one. I have lots of original artwork and even a rough cut with a few extra scenes on tape. I think it would be nice to do a definitive release as the extras have always been very limited."

Great idea, innit? If you think so, spread the word, blog it, discuss in forums, get WB to pay attention.

And be sure to check out Steve's latest film, The Choking Man." .. '

Catch-up n' Katsup .. here we go, official Turtle site blog and stats first !! This shouldn't be to hard. ~~**

-->> TMNT Official's Dan and crew have 2008 Playmates Toy releases updated now including the Sludge Runners and Paleo Mini-mutants, **Click the list here !!

--"Josh sent in info that ** has posted some images from the San Diego Comic Con International of the upcoming figures from NECA. Also, ***Playmates Toys has posted pix of the new Sub-Sewer and Global Missions figures as well as Mini Mutants Paleo Patrol and Extreme Sports (among other things). Check 'em out! "

-- **"Good news for older fans regarding TMNT costumes! Halloween Express stores across the country are now selling ADULT SIZED TMNT costumes! They're also available via the Halloween Express web site."

-- ** ** "A bunch of peeps sent in the following link from where you can pre-order 4Kids' Season 2 Part 2 DVD. We've gotten word from 4Kids that this release should have the 14 remaining episodes on it (not just 13 ..). .."

-- ** ** TMNT 25's Official FLICKr Page here ** ** !!

--** ** AND .. TMNT 25's Official TWITTER here ** ** !!

NECA TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES // 2008 Comic-con exclusive MOUSER 3PK ..manhole cover

NECA TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES // 2008 Comic-con exclusive MOUSER 3PK ..manhole cover

"That was from our first trip to San Diego to go to the ComicCon. I think it was in 1985. "

-- Peter Laird

"It's actually a "Photoshopped pic" of a photograph of Pete and Kevin
from their first San Diego signing back in, I think, 1987. In the
original photo the two are separated by a distance roughly equivalent
to that of another person.NECA moved them closer together in order to
make the pic fit within the little circle of the manhole cover. .."

--Steve Murphy


-->> ..flip side of the San Diego Mouser pack manhole cover.. roughly between '85 - '87 ..

(( ..thanks to Pete Laird & Steve Murphy for clearing that up !! ))

-- More Con fun from the other week on my FLICKr account ( not anyone wants to see my awful exploits and and exploitations ) ..

tOkKa's San Diego Chronic Cough  2008 :: New Line/WB   .. tOkKa the Lost Snapper Escapes from SDCC

** tOkKa's terrible Trip - Trip photo stream start's here X{ .. !!