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Friday, April 22, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Announced as New York City's Official Family Ambassadors




NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organisation, together with Nickelodeon, announced the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the newest Official NYC Family Ambassadors — part of a yearlong campaign to highlight New York City as a family-friendly destination. In 2015 New York City welcomed an estimated 17.5 million family visitors, a nearly two percent projected increase over 2014, and family travel to NYC is expected to continue to grow in 2016 to reach approximately 17.7 million family visitors. Since the launch of the Family Ambassador program in 2009, family visitation to New York City has grown by 32.6 percent and is currently 30 percent of total visitation to New York City. For kid-friendly NYC travel materials, guides and itineraries, visit www.nycgo.com/family

“Last year we saw a record number of visitors here in New York City thanks to our various attractions and the art and entertainment that can be found around every corner of every street in every borough. Most importantly, however, are the 17.5 million family visitors who came to this city to expose their children and relatives to the diverse culture this City offers. Furthermore, the city’s public spaces and parks make it an ideal place for families to bond and strengthen their relationships. I invite all families to New York so that we can share with you all we have to offer,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.


“We’re excited to enlist the help of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, four dynamic and adventurous New Yorkers, to welcome family travelers to NYC,” said Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company. “Known by visitors from around the world, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the perfect guides to help families discover the vibrancy and excitement throughout the five boroughs.”

Families visiting NYC during the summer can take advantage of seasonal events including SummerStage Kids, Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, the US Open Tennis Championships and more. In addition, free and low-cost outdoor activities in NYC’s parks, along NYC’s waterfronts and beyond add to the attractiveness of visiting NYC during the summer.

“As native New Yorkers, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the perfect choice to encourage visitors from around the globe to find their own adventures in the city that never sleeps,” said Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Consumer Products, Nickelodeon. “We are proud to continue our longstanding partnership with NYC & Company, which leverages our beloved characters to showcase the best of what New York City has to offer for kids and families.”

The Official NYC Family Ambassador campaign will be promoted through out-of-home media in the five boroughs, Boston, Chicago, and 23 shopping malls in America; social media engagement using the hashtag #nycgofamily; TV commercials running in NYC taxicabs; and additional activations throughout the year.


The Family Ambassador program was created in 2009 to help position New York City as a welcoming family-friendly destination, encourage families to visit year-round and invite those who have already visited New York City to return and enjoy all of the new attractions the City has to offer. The Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles are the eighth Family Ambassador after Dora and Friends in 2015, Curious George in 2014, Where’s Waldo? in 2013, The Muppets in 2012, The Smurfs in 2011, Dora the Explorer in 2010 and Sesame Street in 2009.

Friday, March 25, 2016

TMNT 2012, Episode 4.10 "Trans-Dimensional Turtles"




It's finally here! The crossover-event that spans two generations of Turtles airs this Sunday! Need something to get you in the mood before then? Check out this fantastic behind-the-scenes visit with Andre the Black Nerd and the original TMNT voice cast!


From TVGuide.com...

Episode 4.10 "Trans-Dimensional Turtles"
Another dimension is visited by the turtles, who meet their 1980s alternate-reality counterparts.

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

TMNT Guide to WonderCon




Ahhh! WonderCon starts today! Alas, I won't be there, but there's an impressive schedule of events for TMNT fans who will be, so let's take a look!

EXHIBIT BOOTH

Paramount Pictures Presents 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Booth 1637
Visit the booth throughout the weekend to support both the upcoming movie and the Nickelodeon animated series. Check the booth for a schedule of events, including autograph signings and, importantly, ticket distribution times for autograph signings. You can also pick up a wristband to attend a FREE TMNT party on Saturday night!


PANELS

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Friday, March 25 | 5:45–6:45pm
Microsoft Theater
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies provide an inside look at the next installment in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Attendees will hear the latest news for one of the summer's most anticipated movies!

Action Figure Insider: Toy Collecting: Attack of the Killer Licenses

Friday, March 25 | 6:00–7:00pm
Room 515A
It is a golden age to be a geek, with a new Star Wars movie every year, multiple Marvel movies, the cinematic Justice League forming, and more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not to mention all of the TV projects like The Walking Dead, The Flash, Powers and Arrow! With those projects come toys and collectibles! Bill Benekie (Mattel), Jim Fletcher (DC Collectibles), Kevin Kiniry (DC Collectibles), Dan Lujan (Kotobukiya), Scott Neitlich (Jakks Pacific), and Jeff Trojan (Playmates Toys) discuss how they are handing product production and security for some of the biggest movies and license of all time. Moderated by Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider, Geek Shall Inherit podcast).

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtle Power

Saturday, March 26 | 11:30am–12:30pm
Room 403AB
The Turtles are back! Spend some time with the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated TV series, now in its fourth season. 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 Turtles. Fans will also get an exclusive look at an upcoming new episode "Trans-Dimensional Turtles," in which the Turtles collide with their '80s counterparts. Watch the episode for very special cameos! Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of TMNT.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Classic & Modern Ninja Turtles to Meet in March 27 Event




In an event that has been hinted to us for quite a while now, the time is near for the ultimate TMNT crossover, featuring the 1980s Turtles and voice cast together with the 2012 Turtles and voice cast. The new episode will see the 2D Turtles from the 80s get the modern CGI treatment, while the CGI modern Turtles will also get the 2D animation treatment.


From a press release sent out yesterday:
Worlds collide as the voice cast of the 1980s Turtles, Cam Clarke, Rob Paulsen, Barry Gordon and Townsend Coleman joins forces as Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, respectively, in “Trans-Dimensional Turtles,” a new episode of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuting Sunday, March 27, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT). In this new half-hour episode, the Turtles are transported to another dimension where they meet their ‘80s alternate-reality counterparts. Actor Pat Fraley also reunites with the ‘80s cast for the first time since the original series premiered to reprise his role as Krang.

In “Trans-Dimensional Turtles,” all eight Turtles must battle to eliminate both the ‘80s Krang and Kraang Sub-Prime.  After meeting their ‘80s counterparts in a 2D-animation world, the entire clan moves back into a CG-animation dimension, giving their new retro friends a taste of their realm. Additionally, in another dimensional twist, the episode will offer a glimpse of the Turtles in a comic book world resembling Kevin Eastman’s Mirage Studios comic book series.
Left to Right: Barry Gordon, Pat Fraley, Cam Clarke, and Townsend Coleman

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mark Hamill Joins the TMNT Voice Cast



Once again proving that it has the greatest voice cast on television, the Nickelodeon TMNT series has added the Jedi Master himself, Mark Hamill, to its ranks. His character, Kavaxas—Demodragon of the Underworld, looks to be a real baddy.


While Mr. Hamill has been busy in recent weeks promoting a little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he's also taken to Instagram and Twitter to show some love for this new universe that he's entering.

No word on when exactly we can expect to hear from him, but new episodes start up again this Sunday, January 10!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

"Half-Shell Heroes" Animated Special Airs Tomorrow!




If you haven't watched it online yet, the 2D animated special, "Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past" airs on Nickelodeon tomorrow! The special will air in the usual, 11am Eastern/10am Central time slot, but runs an hour instead of half an hour.

If you just can't wait until tomorrow, you can still check it out online here:
http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/half-shell-heroes-blast-to-the-past-Special-full-episode.html

Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Monday, November 2, 2015

"Half-Shell Heroes" Animated Special Now Online




The "Half-Shell Heroes" 2D animated special is now available to watching streaming on nick.com. The special will premiere on Nickelodeon on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT).
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime when they accidentally time travel back to the Jurassic Era. During the 2D-animated one-hour special, the Turtles encounter friendly dinosaurs from the past and dangerous aliens from the future who have a nefarious plan of their own. Using their ninja skills and having some fun along the way, the four brothers must find a way to save the day and get back to home.
Check it out here:
http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/half-shell-heroes-blast-to-the-past-Special-full-episode.html


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

TMNT Guide to New York Comic Con




New York Comic Con is upon us! Alas, I am not in attendance, so I'm not 100% aware of all the TMNT events happening, but here are a few bullet points that should be of interest to you.

If you're aware of any must-see events or people that are of interest for TMNT fans, please leave a comment and I'll add it to the list!

PANEL


Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Thursday, October 8
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T
The TMNT team returns to New York Comic Con to reveal exclusive sneak peeks from Season 4 and what action is in store for the four hero brothers. The Panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman, along with the talented voice actors Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw, Hun), and more special guests! Booyakasha! Moderated by Andre Meadows (aka “@BlackNerd”).
Note: The Main Stage is cleared between Panels. All Main Stage Panels require a wristband.

The TMNT panel will be streamed LIVE on the New York Comic Con website!
If you aren't at the Con, you can tune in to see everything as it happens.

Go here at 2PM EDT: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events/NYCCLive

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS


The following autograph signings are scheduled for the IDW booth, #1844.

Thursday, October 8
5:30 – 7:00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series – Brandon Auman, Eric Bauza, Greg Cipes, Ciro Nieli, Rob Paulsen (Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

Saturday, October 10
1:00 – 3:00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Robert Rodriguez (Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

Sunday, October 11
1:00 – 2:00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Caleb Goellner, Billy Martin, Paul Allor, Cory Smith

ARTIST ALLEY


Eric Talbot
North Pavilion - E4

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.


PANELS:

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.

SIGNINGS:

Kevin Eastman

TBA
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.

EXCLUSIVES:

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

EVENTS:

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!

From TVGuide.com...

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...

From TVGuide.com...

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!

From TVGuide.com...

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!

From TVGuide.com...

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!

From TVGuide.com...

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.

From TVGuide.com...

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!