Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TMNT Turtles in Time #3 - Variant Cover Guide



New comic book day!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: David Petersen.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Ben Bates.
Regular cover.

Monday, August 25, 2014

TMNT Drops to #2 at Weekend Box Office



Although it dropped to #2 at the box office in its third weekend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a strong showing with $16.8M. While all of this weekend's new releases failed to reach #1, Marvel's Guardian's of the Galaxy retook the top spot.

TMNT's domestic box office total sits at $145.6M, while the worldwide total is up to $238.8M.

The top five movies this past weekend were:
  1. Guardians of the Galaxy ($17.6M)
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($16.8M)
  3. If I Stay ($16.4M)
  4. Let's Be Cops ($11M)
  5. When the Game Stands Tall ($9M)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

IDW TMNT Annual 2014 - Variant Cover Guide



After a bit of delay, Kevin Eastman's next TMNT Annual is available today!

Cover A
Cover A: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

Cover B
Cover C
Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Jetpack Comics.

Cover C: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Jetpack Comics.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird CBC Radio Interview



This past weekend, TMNT creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird gave their first joint interview in over a decade for "Day 6 with Brent Bambury" on CBC Radio.

The interview was a promotional effort for the newly released documentary, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety below.

Kevin Eastman's Top AMA Questions and Answers



Last Thursday, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit.

You can read the entire question and answer session here.

Quoted below are three highlights of the session.
Q: What do you think of the new TMNT movie?
Kevin Eastman: Quite simply, I love it. Worked on various parts of it's development for 4 years. We had the right director for the project and you can clearly see Michael Bay's hand in it. I'm so proud of it and am glad the fans have responded so favorably.

Q: How did you figure out the personalities of the four Turtles? When did you know Leo would be the leader or Donatello would be the smartest one?
Kevin Eastman: The personalities were developed early on. When you have a group of superheroes or kids playing on a playground it feels like the personalities pop up quickly. You always need a smart one (Donatello), one you want to have on your side in a fight (Raphael). Pretty much from the first issue we knew who they were.

Q: I think April O'Neil was (originally, anyway) a great character to have in a comic book story as weird as the TMNT one. She's ambitious, driven, intrepid and cunning. And the Turtles never sexualized her as many other comic characters might have done with such a figure. Was there a conscious effort to make a female character that was basically a 5th (but human) Turtle? One to which women and young girls could relate and admire?
Kevin Eastman: Absolutely. I've always been personally very fond of strong, independent, female characters. With April we wanted her to be the big sister and considered more like a family member than anything else. Very strong personality and awesome character on her own.

TMNT #1 at the Box Office for the Second Weekend in a Row



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stayed in the #1 position for a second weekend in a row at the US box office. Its domestic total stands at about $117.6M, while the worldwide total stands at about $185M.

The top five movies this past weekend were:
  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($28.4M)
  2. Guardians Of The Galaxy ($24.7M)
  3. Let’s Be Cops ($17.7M)
  4. The Expendables 3 ($16.2M)
  5. The Giver ($12.8M)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kevin Eastman Reddit AMA Today



TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman will be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) for one hour today, starting at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific.

You can find the AMA at this link, starting at the time noted above.

As the name suggests, this is your chance to ask Kevin anything and everything! It should be fun!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Limited Edition Signed Bookplates for "TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History"



If you don't yet have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, what on Earth are you waiting for? Well, here's a little extra incentive.

Andrew Farago, author of the book, is currently offering limited edition signed bookplates. If you already have the book, you can purchase just the bookplates to put in your book. If you still need a book, Andrew can sell you one of those as well.

There are two bookplates available. The first features a sketch of Donatello by Andrew and will also be signed by Andrew. The second features signatures from Andrew plus TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Bookplate 1

Bookplate 2
To get the complete details and get these snazzy bookplates for yourself, head on over to The Technodrome.

IDW TMNT #37 - Variant Cover Guide



New comic book day!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Cory Smith.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

Cover C
Cover C: Mike Henderson.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

TMNT New Animated Adventures #14 - Variant Cover Guide



New comic book day!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Dario Brizuela.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Paulina Ganucheau.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Now Available-Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



Available today on DVD and HD Digital, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Get it now from Amazon.com, iTunes, or other retailers.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  –  Go behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets to discover the real origin story of four of pop culture’s most enduring heroes in the captivating new film TURTLE POWER: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, debuting on DVD, VOD and Digital HD August 12, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Written and directed by Randall Lobb, the film chronicles the birth of a franchise and reveals the remarkable journey of four of the most unlikely super heroes of all time. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael with this must-see documentary and the August 8th theatrical debut of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett. 
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. 
The TURTLE POWER: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description, along with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.



Monday, August 11, 2014

TMNT Reaches #1 with $65M Weekend; Sequel Announced for 2016



It was a weekend full of Turtle Power as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dominated the box office, dropping Guardians of the Galaxy to the #2 spot.

With a strong $4.6 million on Thursday night, Turtles ended the weekend with $65 million, beating early estimates of $40-$45 million.

To no one's surprise, Paramount announced early Sunday morning that the August hit would officially get a sequel, currently scheduled for a June 3, 2016, release. While no director or cast members are yet confirmed, Michael Bay will once again be on board as a Producer, and Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec will also be back as writers.

Friday, August 8, 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" NOW PLAYING!




It's finally here and officially open nationwide! Grab a pizza and some of your fellow ninjas and get out to a theater this weekend!

Be sure to tweet and mention @ninjapizza on Twitter with your reactions to the movie or pictures of your crew at the theater!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

"Ninja Turtles" Nationwide Screenings Start TONIGHT!



Although the official release date isn't until tomorrow, many theaters will begin general audience screenings of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tonight.

Check your local theater listings for showtimes and further information. My local theater has numerous showings staring at 7pm in both 2D and 3D.

Be sure to tweet and mention @ninjapizza on Twitter with your reactions to the movie or pictures of your crew at the theater! I'll be retweeting regularly throughout the weekend.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Score by Brian Tyler Now Available on iTunes



As of today, the official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles score album, featuring music by Brian Tyler, is available as a digital download from iTunes. Unfortunately, this seems to be the only way to get the album as of right now and there are no signs of it being released as a physical CD. However, this is the first official release of a complete TMNT movie score, so it's nice to have at least this.

Get it here!

Track List:
01 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
02 - Adolescent Genetically Altered Shinobi Terrapins
03 - Splinter vs. Shredder
04 - Origins
05 - Brotherhood
06 - Turtles United
07 - Rise of the Four
08 - The Foot Clan
09 - Shellacked
10 - Project Renaissance
11 - Shortcut
12 - Shredder
13 - Cowabunga
14 - 99 Cheese Pizza
15 - Adrenaline
16 - Buck Buck
17 - TMNT March

Pentatonix "We Are Ninjas" Music Video



A second track and music video has been released from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which hits theaters THIS Friday. The song, "We are Ninjas," is by Pentatonix.

Monday, August 4, 2014

"Ninja Turtles" Red Carpet Premiere Held in LA Yesterday




TMNT cast, crew, and fans gathered in Los Angeles yesterday for the red carpet premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Here is a selection of photos and video taken at the event.



















Photos via:
http://meganfox86.tumblr.com
Courtney Eastman's Facebook page

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 "Turtle Power" Documentary Panel



The next panel video from Comic-Con features the upcoming documentary "Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." This panel discussed the making of the documentary with filmmakers Randall Lobb (writer/director), Isaac Elliott-Fisher (executive producer), Mark Hussey (executive producer), and Galen Walker (executive producer), plus TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman.

See the panel video below. "Turtle Power" is released on DVD and Digital HD next Tuesday, August 12. (Pre-order it now!) I will be doing a DVD review of the documentary next week when the DVD is released.