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

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The history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise.

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Randall Lobb

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Laird Peter Laird ... Himself
Kevin Eastman ... Himself
Mark Askwith Mark Askwith ... Himself
Richard Rosenbaum Richard Rosenbaum ... Himself
Steve Lavigne Steve Lavigne ... Himself
Jim Lawson Jim Lawson ... Himself
Ryan Brown Ryan Brown ... Himself
Michael Dooney Michael Dooney ... Himself
Mark Freedman Mark Freedman ... Himself
John Handy John Handy ... Himself
Karl Aaronian Karl Aaronian ... Himself
Fred Wolf Fred Wolf ... Himself
David Wise David Wise ... Himself
Steve Varner Steve Varner ... Himself
Barry Gordon ... Himself
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In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, too big to fit in the racks, and too weird to ignore. Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presented a completely original breed of super hero. It was too bizarre, too crazy. It broke all the rules and should never have worked. Until it sold out. Again and again and again. For 30 years. Now, peek under the shell and see how this so-called "happy accident" defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world. Written by Paramount Home Media Distribution

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12 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Teknőchatalom: A Tini nindzsa teknőcök története See more »

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Nostalgic for me, but a fun trip nonetheless
4 April 2015 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

To understand the cultural impact of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is to go back to the late '80s/early '90s when the property exploded and took the world by storm. TV, toys, the big screen, all of it. And "Turtle Power" does a pretty good job doing just that. This covers all of it, even going back to the very beginning with the underground comic (two kids in their living room started All of this). It was really cool to see the original voice cast of the '87 series back together (nice camaraderie), and it was new to me what sorts of trials were faced on the set of the 1990 film. Given the release date, I'd expected them to cover everything (one and all reboots) up until 2014 and shill for the new Michael Bay movie. Nope, not the case, and I think the movie turned out the better for it. There's plenty here devoted to the original cartoon, Playmates toy line and the New Line movies. Basically, the Turtles explosion.

And they bagged some great interview subjects: Brian Henson, Kevin Clash, the extremely attractive Judith Hoag and even James Avery (R.I.P.). Overall, good stuff. Well put-together and informative.

7/10


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