So, no, I guess it doesn't sound weird at all.
|Eastman and Laird. Creators of the Ninja Turtles|
|Top: Early meeting with Playmates to produce the first toys.|
Bottom: Early sketches for a "Musician Turtles" line.
Behind the scenes footage, such as early meetings with Playmates Toys to early test and production footage from the Jim Henson's workshop for the first movie, keep this documentary even more fascinating. Footage that most people never knew existed will definitely please the fans seeking out how the Turtles came into our lives.
"T he scene where everyone at Mirage is celebrating the Playmates agreement. Definitely profound moment" Randall said, when asked about his favorite footage. And he's right. It's almost like Eastman, Laird and their Mirage loyalists were celebrating taking over the world. Because anybody who was around back then can tell you they definitely took over.
|Michael Ian Black and Robert Ben Garant, members of the Coming Out Of Our Shells live tour.|
More fun facts unknown to certain viewers and even the producers of this film, were discovered in production. As a comedy fan, all Randall could think when discovered Michael Ian Black and Robert Garant played the turtles in a promotional tour was "This is crazy!”
On a personal note, being a fan of the State, Stella, and any David Wain project, finding out these two were a part of Turtles lore was a huge freak out moment for me as well!
|The original TMNT cartoon voice cast reunited!|
This documentary, available on Tuesday August 13th, is a must own documentary for fans of the series and pop culture in general. Though it's revealed that Eastman and Laird went their separate ways as friends and collaborators, a happy ending shows they eventually came back together to work on their most famous creation years after their split. This documentary shares a happy message to follow your dream and just take a chance, because you never know where fate will take you. Because let's face it, if Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can capture the imagination of the world, then anything can. All it takes is one dream, a chance and determination!
A very big thank you to Paramount for allowing me to review this great DVD, as well as Mr. Randall Lobb for giving me a few moments to discuss this project that took years to complete. This movie can't get a higher recommendation out of me. I've seen a lot of documentaries lately but I have never seen a documentary on something so close to my childhood like this. It really hit close to home for me and made me remember why I loved the Ninja Turtles in the first place. I guarantee you'll have the biggest smile on your face after watching this.
Order the documentary here and sit back with a big slice of pizza and enjoy the history of those wacky Turtles!
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