TMNT - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentary by writer, director Kevin Munroe; Alternate Opening to the Movie; Alternate Ending Temp/Scratch Test – grey scale April and Casey; Mikey’s Birthday Party Full Sequence – fully rendered; Raphael’s Rough House Fight Test– Early gray scale 3D rendering turtle fight test; Monsters Come Alive – Storyboard sequence w/live CGI; Comparison -Casey & Raphael battle the stone general; Donny’s Digital Data Files – Technical Test on Turtles; Roof Top Workout – from storyboard into grey scale action; Still Wanna Fight Temp/Scratch Test – The Casey and April Moment – fully rendered; Additional scene: Splinter Gets Cake – Mikey sneaks food to Splinter; TMNT: Voice Talent First Look.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returned to the big screen earlier this year in this all-new CGI action adventure, written and directed by Kevin Munroe.
After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Struggling to keep them together, their rat sensei, Splinter (Mako), becomes worried when strange things begin to brew in New York City.
Tech-industrialist Maximillian J. Winters (Patrick Stewart) is raising up an army of ancient monsters, and only one super-ninja fighting team can stop them – Leonardo (James Arnold Taylor), Michelangelo (Mikey Kelley), Donatello (Mitchell Whitfield) and Raphael (Nolan North)! With the help of old allies April O’Neil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Casey Jones (Chris Evans), the Turtles are in for the fight of their lives as they once again must face the mysterious Foot Clan, who have put their own ninja skills behind Winters’ endeavours.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays April O’Neil in the film, admits she was a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series herself, and has spoken about seeing the programme for the first time in the late ‘80s: “I remember sitting at home, flipping through TV Guide when I saw a listing for a show called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“It’s a household name now, but when I first saw it, I thought it was the strangest combination of words. And I remember laughing and thinking, ‘this is great, I am definitely watching this’!”