Friday, August 2, 2019

TMNT Storyboard

I had seen these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles original storyboards pop up on ebay from time to time and I always thought, maybe next time. Then it became maybe after this and maybe after that. Well, as you can see, I finally pulled the trigger and purchased one of these beautiful storyboard art pieces that were used in the production of the original Fred Wolf series of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons. The price was not too crazy high at around $40 with shipping, so I chose one that I liked that included the Turtles in an action sequence.
The scene depicted on this sheet is from episode #181"The New Mutation" which first aired on October 7th, 1995. In this episode, the Turtles are seeking to let the world know Lord Dregg's true motives of world domination while also trying to clear their names. They are trying to do all this while dealing with their new secondary mutations that turn our heroes in a half shell into monstrous beats and while the green machine battles the slug-like creature called the Slorr! This scene the Turtles locking the Slorr in an empty closet on top of a building in New York.
After capturing the disgusting Slorr, Leo asks their new friend Carter for a Sharpie so he can add "the finishing touch".
Carter hands Leo the marker so Leo can scribble Lord Dregg's name on the door. This will let the unfortunate person who discovers the angry monster know this was the work of this new alien villain!
I know it's not a pivotal scene in the history of the Ninja Turtles, but it still is a piece that helped build one of my favorite cartoon series of all-time. I may look into getting some more of these if the artwork appeals to me and the price is right. In the meantime, I want to get this baby framed and on my basement wall so myself and my kids can admire it for years to come!