Monday, October 1, 2012


Nickelodeon 2012 version

So the other day I wrote a post about 80's cartoons they should bring back and try not to mess up. In that post I happen to mention that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of the shows they were already planning on revamping. Yes like so many others I was totally skeptical whether or not Nickelodeon could or would do a good job bringing back the iconic 80's action cartoon stars. When I saw the new art I was automatically putting this revamp in the garbage, due to the fact I grow up on the old turtles and the for years watched and worked with the 4kids Entertainment versions, but I must say I was totally wrong. 

4Kids Entertainment version
After watching the premiere this past weekend with my 10 month old son (who loved it by the way) it was good. Sure they aren't rough and worn like the turtles of old, but still they are the Turtles a younger version. In this version the Turtles are 15 years old even Splinter is younger by the looks of him and the fact he isn't walking around with his cane. The hour premiere had me laughing and thinking all at the same time. 

Donatello, Me, April, and Mikey @ 2009 Comic-Con 
I love the fact that the first enemy they face is Krang one of my favorite villains. They have just meet April O'neal who like the turtles is also younger. After trying to rescue her and her father from the Krangs they only manage to get April. 

At the end of the premiere we see a familiar figure who will surely make the Turtles life a little harder yes I am talking about their biggest enemy the Shedder. Hopefully since they are using villains that we know and love we will get to see Rock Stead and Bep Bop appear somewhere in this new series.

Honestly I am looking forward to seeing how this series plays out. It's a new  look for the Turtles for a new generation of kids who will hopefully be turtle lovers like a lot of us .

Some may not like the new look of the Turtles, but they have to bare with it. You can always go online and check out the older cartoon versions or pick up some old school comics if you can find them and relive their glory days. But this new series looks like it will be a hit with the young ones.

Well cowabunga dudes!!!
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