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.
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.
To kick off the promotion, Pizza Hut will host a #TBTMNT (Throwback Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) promotion on its Twitter and Instagram channels where fans are encouraged to post their old turtle swag or turtle costumes for chances to win gift cards and other prizes. More information can be found on the Pizza Hut Twitter channel.
Leading up to the premiere of the Ninja Turtles movie, fans can learn the “turtle way” to cut a pizza “Katana Style” via a “Katana Cut” training video. Fans will then be able to order a pizza cut this way – in four Ninja Turtle-size slices instead of eight – to draw a closer experience to the film.
In addition, the box topper for Cheesy Bites pizzas will feature an augmented reality experience for customers at home. Fans will have a chance to unlock extended footage from the movie and additional content through an interactive AR experience.
All digital assets will also be housed on a new Tumblr page hosted by Pizza Hut. The page will provide an arena for fans of pizza and the Ninja Turtles to showcase memories and stories related to the Turtles and Pizza Hut for other enthusiasts around the world to enjoy.
Join us with special guests from Nickelodeon's hit TMNT animated series for our opening reception! Meet Turtles artists Mark Bode, Ken Mitchroney, longtime Mirage Studios staffer Molly Bode, and Nickelodeon's Ciro Nieli, Irineo Maramba, Felipe Smith, and Megan Casey as you enjoy refreshments from event sponsor Extreme Pizza at this free event! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themselves will also make a guest appearance!
This reception also marks the world premiere of the long-awaited Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, written by Cartoon Art Museum Curator Andrew Farago and published by Insight Editions. (The book is available everywhere on June 24, 2014.)I myself am tentatively planning to attend the reception, dependent on how long an obligation earlier in the day runs. If you can't make it to the reception, you can check out the exhibit any time through September 14, 2014.
Win this original artwork! Penciled by Bruce Hatten and inked by Scratch creator, Ryan Brown. Entries will be accepted between now and Noon EST May 3rd, 2014. Entries must include your name, current address, phone number and e-mail address. Entries should be e-mailed to: email@example.com. Please include "Raphael vs. Scratch Contest Entry" in the subject line.
Remember, your entry must arrive before Noon EST May 3rd, 2014, to be eligible for the drawing, so don't delay! The winner will be chosen in a random drawing and announced on May 3rd, 2014. Second prize is an autographed limited edition print with certificate of authenticity. Good luck everyone!
|Actual Artwork First Place Prize|
20% off all of your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy purchases now through December 31, 2013. And, as an extra special bonus, mention the names Bruce Hatten/Ryan Brown at checkout and receive an additional 10% off your TMNT purchase. That's a turtle-rrific total of 30% off all of your TMNT holiday toy purchases! Cowabunga! Offer good online and at our Cherry Street store through 5 pm EST December 31, 2013.The Toys Time Forgot
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