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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Breaks DVD Sales Record

24 December 2014 9:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The fun-filled and action-packed blockbuster from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, packed a major punch with phenomenal sales during its first week of release on Blu-ray and DVD. Among all films theatrically released in 2014 that earned more than $100 million at the box office, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has the highest ratio of disc sales to theatrical ticket sales for its first week of release. Produced by Michael Bay with Platinum Dunes, the film has earned over $478 million to date at the worldwide box office.

Here's what Dennis Maguire, President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, had to say about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Blu-ray and DVD sales in a brief statement.

"The extraordinary performance of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a testament to the wildly-entertaining re-launch of this beloved franchise and a major success for Paramount. Consumers clearly still want to own high-quality, repeatable entertainment, »

- MovieWeb

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Gets An Honest Trailer

23 December 2014 9:49 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Screen Junkies has released a new "Honest Trailer" for the Michael Bay-produced and the Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The film was loosely based on the comic book created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Check out the video below which addresses Master Splinter learning karate from a book and the complicated backstory of the Turtles involving April O'Neil's father and her childhood pets.  The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. »

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Bebop and Rocksteady confirmed for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2; Casey Jones could feature

8 December 2014 2:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We reported last week that David Green (Earth to Echo) would be replacing Jonathan Liebsman as director for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and we can now confirm some of the previous rumours surrounding new character additions.

According to Omelete (via Collider), long-time adversaries Bebop and Rocksteady will appear in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, possibly alongside Casey Jones. A few months back we posted some concept artwork for Bebop and Rocksteady and were asked to remove them, prompting speculation that they would feature in the sequel.

“We can say that Bebop and Rocksteady are in the film, and Casey Jones is a character that we love and we’re trying to fit him in as well,” said producer Andrew Form at Ccxp.

Co-producer Brad Fuller also confirmed the return of April O’Neil, Vernon Fenwick and Shredder. No word yet on Krang.

This will be Bebop and Rocksteady’s first big-screen appearance. »

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'Ninja Turtles 2' Will Introduce Bebop and Rocksteady

5 December 2014 10:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after it was revealed that Earth to Echo filmmaker Dave Green is replacing Jonathan Liebesman on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, we have confirmation that classic Tmnt villains Bebop and Rocksteady will be included in the sequel. Of course, we don't know much more than that, since the script is being written by Josh Appelbaum and Andr&#233 Nemec as we speak. But producers Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form confirmed the news during the Comic Con Experience in Brazil. Here's what they had to say below, revealing that they're trying to fit in Casey Jones as well.

"We can say that Bebop and Rocksteady are in the film, and Casey Jones is a character that we love and we're trying to fit him in as well."

Both Bebop and Rocksteady were not featured in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. »

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Rihanna's Halloween Costume Was Raphael From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1 November 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Wrath of the Titans"), and produced by Michael Bay ("The Rock"). The script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The cast includes: Megan Fox ("Transformers") as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Danny Woodburn as Splinter, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Will Arnett as Vernon and »

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10 Bizarre Origins Of Your Favourite Cartoon Characters

28 October 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s pretty surreal that four teenage turtles, trained by an anthropomorphic rat in the art of ninjutsu, would become as popular as they are today. Especially since they were created for a laugh. You see, one night in 1983, two friends were hard at work on the latest chapter of their comic “Figitoid”, when one of them goofily doodled a nunchuck-wielding “ninja turtle”. The comic duo, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, pretty much pee’d their pants for the rest of the night; drawing more and more of the sewer-dwelling mutants.

Naming them after their favourite Renaissance artists – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael- the pair self-published a single issue comic using money from a tax refund and a loan from Eastman’s uncle. The first Tmnt comic was intended to be a parody of the most popular 80s comics; yet became one of the most popular kids cartoon, »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Exclusive Clip

18 October 2014 1:03 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Paramount have supplied us with this exclusive clip from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which has finally hit cinemas on this side of the pond. The clip highlights some pretty awesome chemistry between four computer generated muscle bound turtles! Check it out below Released: August 8th USA / October 17th Ireland & UK Synopsis: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman with a »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Movie Review – Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

17 October 2014 1:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2014.

Directed by Randall Lobb.

Synopsis:

The history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles joins Ghostbusters and A Nightmare on Elm Street in the stable of “franchises celebrating 30 years of existence” and Randall Lobb’s rather wordy Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is more or less what it says on the tin. It’s a celebration of this franchise that has transcended generations just as icons like The Muppets and Star Wars have. But while it appears as though Turtle Power wants to be along the lines of Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy or Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th, it often just feels like an extended DVD extra, especially when its hampered by such a short runtime. In short, it’s not »

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Turtle acceptance and suspension of disbelief

16 October 2014 12:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Have modern movies increased our ability to accept outlandish heroes like the Ninja Turtles? Yes, and it's a good thing, James writes...

There's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie out. It's a franchise reboot, bringing the iconic brand back to the big-screen in a fresh live-action feature. You're probably familiar with Tmnt having consumed the Turtletastic mythos in some format - comics, cartoons, older movies, videogames, action figures, Lego and/or Vanilla Ice music videos.

Don't worry if you're not clued up on this cowabunga business, though, because I'm going to break it down and run over the basics on which this mighty multimedia property is built. Here's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a nutshell - or rather, in a turtle shell - as conceived by comics creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird way back in 1984.

The basic story - or at least, the high concept - goes like »

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Leo, Donnie, Raph & Mikey Concept Art - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

14 October 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Wrath of the Titans"), and produced by Michael Bay ("The Rock"). The script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The cast includes: Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Danny Woodburn as Splinter, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Will Arnett as Vernon »

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Win An Amazing Goody Bag With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - In UK Cinemas October 17th

13 October 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The city needs heroes.  Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians.  The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.  Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman with a Screenplay by Josh Appelbaum & ANDRÉ Nemec and Evan Daugherty, Producer Michael Bay (the blockbuster Transformers franchise) and director Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, into the 21st century.     Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutrles (Cert: 12A »

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Tmnt Hits VOD in November, Disc in December

4 October 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Hollywood, Calif.  – The “super fun” (Topher Gauk-Roger, CNN), visually-stunning and riotously entertaining blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bursts onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD and VOD December 16, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD November 25.

In this eye-popping reimagining of the legendary heroes in a half shell, New York is under attack by the sinister Shredder, but fearless leader Leonardo, brilliant and brainy Donatello, rough and rebellious Raphael and wild and crazy Michelangelo take to the streets to defend their home with the help of intrepid reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and their brilliant sensei, Splinter.  Packed with jaw-dropping action and special effects and loaded with the franchise’s signature humor, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is “fun for the whole family” (Joel Amos, Movie Fanatic).  The film also stars Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg, and William Fichtner and features Johnny Knoxville »

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' DVD and Blu-ray Details Revealed

30 September 2014 8:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The "super fun" (Topher Gauk-Roger, CNN), visually-stunning and riotously entertaining blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bursts onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD and VOD December 16, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD November 25.

In this eye-popping reimagining of the legendary heroes in a half shell, New York is under attack by the sinister Shredder, but fearless leader Leonardo, brilliant and brainy Donatello, rough and rebellious Raphael and wild and crazy Michelangelo take to the streets to defend their home with the help of intrepid reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox and their brilliant sensei, Splinter. Packed with jaw-dropping action and special effects and loaded with the franchise's signature humor, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is "fun for the whole family" (Joel Amos, Movie Fanatic). The film also stars Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg, and William Fichtner and features Johnny Knoxville as the voice »

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Geeky antiques from the past 35 years

10 September 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From action figures and games to books and comics, we take a look at a few geeky antiques from the past decades...

In August, eBay revealed that a near-mint copy of Action Comics issue one - famously, the first time Superman made an appearance in print - had sold for an eye-watering $3.2m. One of only 50 copies said to still exist, the comic’s sale price is reportedly the highest yet - it far outstrips the $2.16m another copy sold for in 2011.

Now, it’s extremely unlikely that any of us are going to find our own copy of Action Comics issue one in our loft or in a box in the back of the cupboard, but given that most geeks usually collect one kind of object or another - whether it be comics, games, toys, posters or other treasured items - there’s still a possibility that one or »

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'Captain America 2' Directors Talk Falcon, the Future and Politics

9 September 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Today is the day that Captain America: The Winter Soldier finally makes its way onto Blu-ray and DVD. Part of Marvel Phase Two, this self-described espionage thriller has gone onto become the second biggest release of 2014, resting only behind Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. To help usher the adventure home, directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo have been on a whirlwind tour promoting their work, and they have made various stops around the Internet, dispensing all they know (or rather can say) about Captain America 3 and describing what the process has been like in getting Captain America 2 off the ground.

We serve as one of their final stops before they head back behind closed doors to finalize the screenplay for Captain America 3, only to move forward with prepping and directing that movie. While they remained tight-lipped about any potential future spoilers, they do give us a detailed »

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' IMAX 3D Release Announced

4 September 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' blockbuster film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay, will be released in IMAX 3D Theatres nationwide for a special one-week run beginning Friday, September 12th.

The limited engagement will kick off with advance screenings on Thursday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. local times nationwide. The first 300 ticketholders at each of these advance screenings will receive one of three special Legends of the Yokai Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collector's Artist Posters, while supplies last.

Tickets for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in IMAX 3D are available at IMAX.com/NinjaTurtles and participating theater box offices.

The IMAX release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX Dmr (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heading to IMAX for One Week

4 September 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you want to see the Heroes in a Half-Shell fight it out with Shredder and the Footclan on the even bigger screen, then you're in luck as Paramount is releasing the 2014 Tmnt reboot in IMAX theaters for one week only.  Best of all, if you're one of the first to see it, you get a cool poster to go along with it.  Come inside to learn when it'll be landing in IMAX.  

From the press release: 

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ blockbuster film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay, will be released in IMAX® 3D Theatres nationwide for a special one-week run beginning Friday, September 12th.

The limited engagement will kick off with advance screenings on Thursday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. local times nationwide. The first 300 ticketholders at each of these advance screenings will receive one of three special Legends »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles To Be Released In IMAX 3D Beginning Sept. 12th

4 September 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo credit: Industrial Light & Magic / Paramount. (c) Mmxiv Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ blockbuster film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay, will be released in IMAX 3D Theatres nationwide for a special one-week run beginning Friday, September 12th.

The limited engagement will kick off with advance screenings on Thursday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. local times nationwide. The first 300 ticketholders at each of these advance screenings will receive one of three special Legends of the Yokai Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collector’s Artist Posters, while supplies last.

Read Michael Haffner’s review Here.

Tickets for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in IMAX 3D are available at www.IMAX.com/NinjaTurtles and participating theater box offices.

The IMAX release of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ features four formidable freaks and fisticuffs

30 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Written by Todd W. Langen and Bobby Herbeck

Directed by Steven Barron

U.S.A., 1990

When Channel 3 news reporter April O’Neil (Judith Hoag) is accosted one night during the walk to her car by a group of thugs, four strange saviors submerged in shadow come to her rescue with the speed and stealth of ninjas. Both foes and friends represent forces the city of Manhattan will reckon with in incredible ways. On the side of crime and greed is the mysterious Foot Clan, a clandestine syndicate originating from Japan believed to be long forgotten. Led by the imposing Shredder (James Saito) and trained as ninjas, the Foot uses their talent for crime’s sake, in addition to recruiting the city’s delinquent youth as the next generation of troops. On the side of virtue and righteousness are…mutated teenage turtles who dwell in the sewers, »

- Edgar Chaput

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Comics on Film: Ranking 2014's Comic Book Movies

27 August 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

As people everywhere get ready to say good-bye to the summer season, Comics on Film has reached that time in the year where we can look back on the major comics-based movie releases of the year and figure out which we liked best and which we didn't like so much. From the blockbuster releases provided by the characters of Marvel Comics at multiple studios, to the return of the Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird-created Ninja Turtles, on down through the harsh and unforgiving streets of Frank Miller's Basin City, 2014 has proven to be a surprisingly diverse year for comic book cinema. Maybe, even, a transformative one. With eight live-action comic book movies released between March and August of this year, let's get right into the rankings for 2014's comic book...

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- Chris Clow

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