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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Opening Day of "TMNT: Secrets of the Sewers" at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis

This past Saturday, Sept. 26, the brand new TMNT: Secrets of the Sewers exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis opened to the public. While I was not able to attend personally. fellow TMNT fan Steven Robert Murphy was able to go check it out and send in this report. Then click through to Facebook to see some fantastic pictures of the exhibit!

TMNT: Secrets of the Sewers will be open through April 10, 2016. If you're in or near Indianapolis, you'll definitely want to check it out!

"Turtles Count it Off"

Indianapolis has turned green... with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The first thing you will see and hear when you visit the Children's Museum is the fab four with a mixture of songs that Turtle fans know and love. Ranging from "Awesome (You Are My Hero)" by Ya Kid K, "Shredder's Suite" from John Du Prez, even "Coming Out of Our Shells," and so much more! Kids were so hyped and I was getting hyped too!

I attended with my girlfriend and we met up with fellow fan, Michele Ivey. It was great to have a Turtle conversation with someone who has the same interest as you. Anyways, they announced on the intercom many times for all to shout "Booyakasha!" or the arrival of two of the Turtles to get a meet and greet opportunity for pictures.

Entering the exhibit was a blast of everything Turtle related. As soon as you walk in you notice many things that made the TMNT who they are now. A picture of issue 1 done by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird with some information about it and a display of comics. Next to the comic area was labeled "Cartoon," "Movie," and "World." Displaying stuff from that era from toys to VHS/laserdisc and trading cards. Walking more inside you would find a movie suit of Raphael. It looked like it came from the 3rd movie with heavy, heavy modifications due to the wear/tear it had during production, but a pleasant thing to see.

Now the fun part! So much adventures of many puzzles, games, mazes, and just having a shell of a time! The room literally looked like it came straight from the Nick cartoon. There was a woman dressed as April O' Neil (reporter 80's toon), and even the cheese phone!

Overall, I highly recommend that you should go to this. Take a load off of having fun and enjoy everything Turtle related that you love and adore!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Indianapolis Children's Museum to Open TMNT Exhibit Sept. 26

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is proud to announce the upcoming opening of their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles interactive exhibit, in partnership with Nickelodeon. The exhibit will be opening on September 26. Click here for more information!

Here's a sneak peak at what you can expect to find when you visit the museum!

Preliminary concept digital model, Sewer Lair—the Dojo and Splinter’s Room

For 30 years, the TMNT have taught generations of fans that being part of a team lets us discover and exercise our own hidden strengths, and those of our teammates, helping us to achieve more together than we can on our own. In the Dojo, Splinter and Raphael will show visitors the value of hard work, practice, and knowing your enemy.  This area of the exhibit will have two main sections: the Dojo itself, where students may train in physical skills like balance, speed, and reflexes; and Splinter’s Room, where the focus is on knowledge and how to apply it.

Preliminary concept digital models, Sewer Lair—Common Room (1)

The Common Room is where the Turtles hang out, play games, and watch TV.  Here you’ll find the periscope that lets the team keep an eye on the New York streets above!  In this section of the exhibit, Leonardo helps visitors focus on careful planning and on the intellectual challenges of being a team leader.

Preliminary concept digital models, Sewer Lair—Common Room (2)

Leo has left the Turtles’ tPod laying nearby with his social media homepage up. Innocent passersby can, perhaps, take a look at the funny posts his brothers have made for him.

Preliminary concept digital model Sewer Lair—Donatello’s Workshop and Lab

In Donatello’s lab, try your hand at creative problem solving, as well as learning from mistakes. On Donnie’s desk, a series of circuit board puzzles yield lights, sounds, and views of hidden toy dioramas when successfully solved. A plinko-style board lets families experiment with different ways to get mutagen safely into its storage jar. Rotating tile panels feature a game of matching up sewer pipes to connect different areas of the lair.

Preliminary concept digital model, Sewer Lair—Common Room

All work and no play makes Jack a dull turtle—so Michelangelo is here to show off the fun side of the team’s training routine!  In this area, families can demonstrate their rad reflexes with Mikey’s pizza-making game, shred it up on the balance boards, connect miniature sewer pipes to solve a puzzle, and take a quiz to answer the question—WHICH TURTLE ARE YOU?

Preliminary concept digital models, Streets of New York—Family Challenge (1)

Preliminary concept digital models, Streets of New York—Family Challenge (2)

Once you’re trained, it’s time to hit the mean streets of New York City where villains lurk around every corner. Guided by other TMNT team members– from bat-wielding Casey Jones to ninja-in-training, April O’Neill—families work together to help the Turtles crack codes, maneuver through an alley rope maze, bash bad guys with a pizza thrower, and take on a video game challenge. Get the Shellraiser back to the lair, but you’ll need to work as a team to do it!

Life-size Turtles sculpts located in the Sewer Entry

Three-dimensional character models provide photo opportunities and welcome visitors into the exhibit space. Families will enter the exhibit through an archway that evokes the look and feel of the Turtles’ home: the sewer pipes beneath the streets of New York. This area will introduce important aspects of TMNT strategy, introduce the goals of the exhibit, and prepare families to enter the Sewer Lair and join the Turtle Team!

Friday, July 31, 2015

2D Animated "Half-Shell Heroes" Special to Air in November

Through IGN, Nickelodeon has announced that they will air a special one-hour 2D animated special, "Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past." The special will feature the TMNT and supporting cast in the style of the Playmates Toys Half-Shell Heroes figures.

From IGN:
Told in the style of Playmates' Half-Shell Heroes action figure line, the storyline finds the Turtles going back in time to the Jurassic Era, where they encounter friendly dinosaurs from the past and dangerous aliens from the future who have a nefarious plan of their own. However, things get even more complicated when Triceritons, Bebop and Rocksteady show up!

Random House will also be publishing a "Blast to the Past" tie-in book, due in stores in September. "Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past" will air on Nickelodeon Sunday, November 22.

Monday, July 6, 2015

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2015

Comic-Con is almost here! As usual, Ninja Pizza will have a front row seat to the event and will be providing live updates throughout the weekend. Below the a list of all items and events that may be of interest to TMNT fans. Am I missing something? Please leave a comment or send an email to let me know!

Please keep in mind that everything listed here is subject to schedule changes and availability.

Will you be at the show? I might need help covering the IDW panel on Saturday. Email me if you'd be willing to help and we can make arrangements.

The best way to follow me during the show is on Facebook and/or Twitter.


Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Friday - 11:45am, Room 6A
Secrets of the ooze are revealed by the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated series. Moderated by the Internet's biggest fanboy, Andre Meadows (a.k.a. BlackNerd), the panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into Season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the four talking turtles. Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of the TMNT world: Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), and more special guests. Booyakasha!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Toys and Action Figures

Friday - 2:00pm, Room 9
Join the mutants behind the hit toy line for over 25 years. "Team Green" marketers and designers showcase what's new and next with TMNT master toy licensee Playmates Toys.

TMNT: The Big Panel

Saturday - 1:00pm, Room 25ABC
Join IDW editor Bobby Curnow, writer Tom Waltz, and a very special guest for a look back at the past four years of TMNT comics and a sneak peek at what is to come with new announcements and art.


Kevin Eastman

Kevin WILL NOT be setup at the Heavy Metal booth this year. Check the IDW booth for expected signing announcements.

Michael Dooney

Artists' Alley - Booth #BB-14
Find him here all weekend, selling prints and taking commissions.


Nickelodeon - Booth #4113

11" Metal Mutants Leonardo - $50

8" Loyal Subjects Jumbo Leonardo

3" Loyal Subjects Original Comic 4-Pack

IDW Publishing - Booth #2743

TMNT: Casey & April #1 Convention Exclusive Cover - $5, limited to 300

TMNT #44 Covers A & B Signed by Kevin Eastman - $40 (set), limited to 50

Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles - Booth #2607

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Comic-Style B&W Box Set - $20

Funko - Booth #5341

Pop! Tees: TMNT Skyline Group

The Loyal Subjects - Booth #5050

Stealth Edition TMNT Action Vinyls - $59.99, limited to 500

Battle Tested TMNT Action Vinyls - $59.99, limited to 500

Monogram - Booth #3645

TMNT 3D Foam Collector Key Ring Set - $45, limited to 500

Factory Entertainment - Booth #2647

TMNT Monochrome Raphael Sai Kevin Eastman Signature Edition Prop Replica - $350, limited to 100


San Diego Comic Art Gallery - Kevin Eastman Art Exhibition

Special Convention hours!

Hop-Con 3.0: The w00tstout Festival

July 8, 8pm
Beer-tasting event, 21+ (buy tickets here)
$25 donation above ticket cost receives a limited edition Kevin Eastman art print

Saturday, May 16, 2015

TMNT 2012, Episode 3.18 "The Deadly Venom"

New episode tomorrow!


Episode 3.18 "The Deadly Venom"
Karai becomes brainwashed and goes after the turtles.

Watch it at 11am Eastern/10am Central time Sunday. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Friday, May 8, 2015

TMNT 2012, Episode 3.17 "Meet Mondo Gecko"

New episode this Sunday! And another familiar face from the past...


Episode 3.17 "Meet Mondo Gecko"
A skateboarding reptilian becomes friends with Mikey and Casey.

Watch it at 11am Eastern/10am Central time Sunday. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nickelodeon's TMNT Series Celebrates Daytime Emmy Win

This past weekend, Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" cartoon series was, in a tie with "All Hail King Julien," awarded a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special.

The award specifically recognizes Meredith Layne, Sarah Noonan, and Gene Vassilaros. Congratulations to the TMNT team!

Friday, April 24, 2015

TMNT 2012, Episode 3.15 "The Noxious Avenger"

New episodes start again this Sunday morning!


Episode 3.15 "The Noxious Avenger"
A new mutant appears on the scene and wants to become famous for being a "Monster Hero."

Watch it at 11am Eastern/10am Central time Sunday. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Monday, February 23, 2015

TMNT Nominated for Multiple Kids' Choice Awards

The nominees have been announced and voting is open for the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

This year, TMNT is representing in four categories.

The Nickelodeon cartoon series is nominated for Favorite Cartoon. Last year's blockbuster movie is nominated for Favorite Movie. Will Arnett, who played Vern Fenwick in the movie, is nominated for Favorite Movie Actor. And Megan Fox, who starred as April O'Neil in the movie, is nominate for Favorite Movie Actress.

You can go here to vote, and you can vote as often as you like!

The 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards will be presented on March 28.

Friday, January 23, 2015

TMNT 2012, Episode 3.09 "Return to New York"

Another new week, another new episode!


Episode 3.09 "Return to New York"
It's time to go back!

Watch it at 11am Eastern/10am Central time Sunday. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Friday, November 21, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 3.06 "Race With the Demon"

Season 3 continues tonight!


Episode 3.06 "Race With the Demon"
Casey builds a hot rod with Donnie's help, but a hot-rodding mutant threatens their new friendship.

Watch it at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time Sunday. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Friday, November 14, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 3.05 "In Dreams"

Season 3 continues tonight! This episode introduces the Dream Beavers, with horror icons Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and John Kassir (Crypt Keeper, Tales from the Crypt) lending their voices to two of the Beavers, Dire Beaver and Dark Beaver respectively.


Episode 3.05 "In Dreams"
The turtles get trapped inside of their own dreams by a creature that feeds off of dreams.

Watch it at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time tonight. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Friday, October 10, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 3.02 "A Foot Too Big"

Season 3 continues tonight!


Episode 3.02 "A Foot Too Big"
No summary available at this time.

Watch it at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time tonight. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Friday, October 3, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 3.01 "Within the Woods"

Season 3 is here!!! Yahoo!! After last week's dramatic Season 2 finale, the Turtles head somewhere that might look a tad familiar.


Episode 3.01 "Within the Woods"
The turtles face the fact that Leo's condition might not improve, and then Raph gets abducted by a new mutant.

Watch it at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time tonight. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Friday, September 26, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.23 "The Invasion"

It's heeeeere! If you haven't yet caught the Season 2 finale on, you can catch it on your TV tonight! There's so much excitement packed in, it's a two-part, hour-long episode.


Episode 2.23 "The Invasion"
Leo and Donnie clash over how to halt the Kraang invasion, and then Leo get separated from the team, forcing Donnie to take charge.

Watch it at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time tonight. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Friday, September 12, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.21 "A Chinatown Ghost Story"

At last! It's been a long wait, but new episodes of TMNT finally start again TONIGHT! Over the next few weeks we'll be finishing out season 2 before heading straight into season 3. So grab a pizza and take a seat in front of the TV!


Episode 2.21 "A Chinatown Ghost Story"
Donnie's jealousy intensifies as April and Casey get closer, and then April is abducted by a malicious spirit seeking to deplete her powers..

Watch it at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time tonight. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New "Danger of the Ooze" Video Game Announced

Nickelodeon and Activision have announced a new video game based on the TMNT Nickelodeon cartoon, due in stores November 11, 2014.

This new game will be available for Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Game features include:
  • Play as your favorite Turtle Switch between them anytime
  • Battle new enemies from the hit TV Show not yet seen in a TMNT video game
  • Fight villains with all new combat system to earn XP and upgrade your characters
  • Explore the non-linear world to find hidden upgrades
  • Travel through new locations like the mysterious Dimensions X

Game screen shots:

Friday, July 11, 2014

TMNT Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award

Yesterday, the nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. In the category of Best Animated Program, the primetime special, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project, was nominated.

The other nominees in the category of Best Animated Program are Archer, Bob's Burgers, Futurama, and South Park. The winner will be announced during the live broadcast, August 25, 2014.

Earlier this year, TMNT won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special. No TMNT series, past or present, has been previously nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Ninja Turtles" Movie Tie-In Game Announced for Nintendo 3DS

Activision has announced a tie-in game for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. While the movie has a release date of August 8, the game just has a general release date of "August."

Nintendo Life reports:
[The game] will take the form of a third-person action game that will let players switch between the four turtles at any time. Each turtle possesses his own set of stats and skills, with Raphael, as a given example, centering on strength and Michelangelo focusing more on speed. Classic foes will show up as fodder to face off against, including the Foot Clan and Baxter Stockman's scientific abominations.

Interestingly, one of the released screenshots features Slash, obviously influenced by the character's appearance in the Nickelodeon cartoon. It seems likely that despite an obvious attempt to emulate the appearance of the movie, the game might not actually have much in common with it.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

TMNT Cartoon Gets a Season 4, Seth Green Joins Cast as Leonardo for Season 3

With the second season still airing, Nickelodeon has announced that it is giving the go ahead for season 4 of its current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CGI cartoon. Also announced is that when season 3 begins airing in the fall, Seth Green will be stepping into the role of Leonardo.

Speculation has been growing about Jason Biggs, who has been the voice of Leonardo since the debut of the show in 2012, being recast, as in recent weeks Leonardo has been voiced by substitute voice actor Dominic Catrambone.