Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Day in L.A., 1993

I stumbled upon this curious artifact while going through some stuff in my office at Mirage yesterday. It's an official-looking proclamation for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Day" in Los Angeles, California, in 1993 -- March 19, to be precise. It's even signed by then-mayor Tom Bradley.



I don't really remember much about this, but from reading the proclamation I gather that it was something done in connection with a special world premiere screening on March 6, 1993 of the third live-action Turtles movie, the proceeds from which were to benefit several different charities. -- PL

5 comments:

  1. LOL, this is really cute.
    Noho ought to have a TMNT day.

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  2. There should be a turtle day in New York. BTW, does anyone have a picture of the infamous Turtle ManHole cover? I think it was supposed to celebrate an anniversary back in the 90's, but I don't know much about it, other than a vauge memory.

    Oh, and a question for Pete. Can you comment on this quote yet?
    "Last season Leo, Don, Raph and Mike pressed the "fast forward" button and went into the future. They make it back to the present, but someone kidnaps their mentor Splinter, and it's up to our four heroes in the half shell to save him. Unfortunately, a major villain returns to stand in their way. "There are new rules, new powers, and new threats for the Turtles (to resolve,)" says Lloyd Goldfine, (who is producer) and story editor for the series. Not only will the new season end with a spoiler removed, but the show is going to celebrate 25 years of Turtles with a special animated movie. For the old school Turtle purists in you Goldfine assures you you'll go Cowabunga over the movie!"

    this was supposedly from an interview that Lloyd did in ToyFair. The wording of Cowabunga has some interesting possibilities.

    Any speaking of which, some 3D art. After creating a new 3D test short, I am now 100% forever finalizing my TMNT models. This new one is Rocksteady. Rocking out to a beat, and showing his sad emotion.

    http://www.shreddersdojo.com/RockSad.jpg

    http://www.shreddersdojo.com/RockGroove.jpg

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  3. Altho I didn't care for TMNT3, It's great they did a charity screening...anything to help out kiddos who need it. :D

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  4. " Neil V said...
    Oh, and a question for Pete. Can you comment on this quote yet?
    "Last season Leo, Don, Raph and Mike pressed the "fast forward" button and went into the future. They make it back to the present, but someone kidnaps their mentor Splinter, and it's up to our four heroes in the half shell to save him. Unfortunately, a major villain returns to stand in their way. "There are new rules, new powers, and new threats for the Turtles (to resolve,)" says Lloyd Goldfine, (who is producer) and story editor for the series. Not only will the new season end with a spoiler removed, but the show is going to celebrate 25 years of Turtles with a special animated movie. For the old school Turtle purists in you Goldfine assures you you'll go Cowabunga over the movie!"

    this was supposedly from an interview that Lloyd did in ToyFair. The wording of Cowabunga has some interesting possibilities. "

    Neil, I'm not sure which specific part of the quote you want me to comment on, but I would guess that you are curious about the "special animated movie". Unfortunately, I can't say a lot about it, as we don't want to reveal too much about the plot just yet. I can tell you a few things, though. I think it is one of the coolest things we've done so far with the Turtles. I had a great deal of fun working on it with Lloyd. Without a doubt, there will be lots of neat stuff for the fans -- old and new -- in this special. -- PL

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  5. Really? the TMNT had a day!! Awww cute!!

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