April 2024

April 2024 was a slow month. During this time, we added to TurtleDex:

1 book:
Stephen King – The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

11 Sculptures – Numbers 001-011 in Argentina

1 song:
Manuelita la tortuga – in 10 versions!

This is not new content, but from the note about McSnurtle The Turtle (The Terrific Whatzit) we separated fragments about McSnurtle The Turtle, we decided that they are two different turtles. despite having the same name.

Four new “knowledge” videos have also been released on the YT channel!
Death by Turtle! Aeschylus and other guys killed that way!
All Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Funko POPs!
All Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Crossovers!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – All OTHER turtles!

The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

Title: The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
Author(s): Stephen King
Release year: 2004 (ENG)
Publisher: Donald M. Grant

Why in Database: Turtles in the final (but not entirely, because after a few years an additional volume was released, “The Wind Through the Keyhole”, but its action takes place between volumes IV and V) volume of The Dark Tower appear in huge numbers! We had to make a really solid selection and we are showing maybe 20% of the turtle mentions in the book.

The first selected piece is about a tiny sculpture of a turtle, also called sköldpadda, which is somehow related to the turtle Maturin, which gives it a certain powers:

This onetime priest now held a heathen object in his hand, a scrimshaw turtle made of ivory. There was a nick in its beak and a scratch in the shape of a question mark on its back, but otherwise it was a beautiful thing.
Beautiful and powerful. He could feel the power in his hand like volts.
“How lovely it is,” he whispered to the boy who stood with him. “Is it the Turtle Maturin? It is, isn’t it?”
The boy was Jake Chambers, and he’d come a long loop in order to return almost to his starting-place here in Manhattan. “I don’t know,” he said. “She calls it the sköldpadda, and it may help us, but it can’t kill the harriers that are waiting for us in there.” He nodded toward the Dixie Pig

Another mention of this turtle:

Callahan lifted the Ruger Jake had brought out of Calla New York, and now back into it; life is a wheel and we all say thankya. For a moment the Pere held the Ruger’s barrel beside his right cheek like a duelist. Then he touched his breast pocket, bulging with shells, and with the turtle.
The sköldpadda.

Turtle used “in combat”:

Once on the table, he lifted the sköldpadda with his fingers supporting the turtle’s flat undershell, giving them all a good look at it.

Confirmation of Maturin’s relationship with the figurine:

The bugs came on. Whatever they were, the Turtle Maturin upraised in the Pere’s hand meant nothing to them.

Turtle in action:

Several of the vampires lunged forward immediately, their fang-choked mouths twisting in what might have been grins. Callahan held his hands out toward them. The fingers (and the barrel of the Ruger) glowed, as if they had been dipped into blue fire. The eyes of the turtle had likewise filled with light; its shell shone.
“Stand away from me!” Callahan cried. “The power of God and the White commands you!”

First mention of the name “Turtleback Lane” – which appears many times in the book:

Eddie nipped in ahead of the power-truck, got out, and asked the sweating man with the brush-hog in his hands for directions to Turtleback Lane, in the town of Lovell.

Mention of the turtle’s voice:

Because although those words would come from her mouth, it would very likely be the Beam that spoke; the Voice of the Bear or that of the Turtle.

TurtleBack Lane mentioned again:

“Get this carriage going,” Roland said, trying to ignore the sweet humming he could hear—whether the Voice of the Beam or the Voice of Gan the Creator, he didn’t know. “We’ve got to get to Turtleback Lane in this town of Lovell and see if we can’t find our way through to where Susannah is.”

A fragment about the power of a turtle figurine:

A fucking kid! But how were they to know that the two of them would have such a powerful totem as that turtle? If the damn thing hadn’t happened to bounce beneath one of the tables, it might be holding them in place still.

About beams, including the turtle one:

And it was true. Seventeen days ago, not long before the last batch of Wolves had come galloping through the door from the Arc 16 Staging Area, their equipment in the basement of Damli House had picked up the first appreciable bend in the Bear-Turtle Beam. Since then the Beam of Eagle and Lion had snapped. Soon the Breakers would no longer be needed; soon the disintegration of the second-to-last Beam would happen with or without their help.

Again about beams:

Pimli felt the psychic force rising past them and through them, to the skylight and through that, too, rising to the Beam that ran directly above Algul, working against it, chipping and eroding and rubbing relentlessly against the grain. Eating holes in the magic. Working patiently to put out the eyes of the Bear. To crack the shell of the Turtle. To break the Beam which ran from Shardik to Maturin. To topple the Dark Tower which stood between.

The last of our selected fragments about Turtleback Lane:

“He bought the house on Turtleback Lane!” the gunslinger roared. He reached out and took hold of Eddie’s shirt. Eddie seemed not to even notice. “Of course he did! Ka speaks and the wind blows!

About the meaning of “turned turtle”:

Wendell “Chip” McAvoy was at the deli counter, weighing up a pretty sizable order of sliced honey-cured turkey for Mrs. Tassenbaum, and until the bell over the door rang, once more turning Chip’s life upside down (You’ve turned turtle, the oldtimers used to say when your car rolled in the ditch), they had been discussing the growing presence of Jet Skis on Keywadin Pond… or rather Mrs. Tassenbaum had been discussing it.

Mention of the turtle’s song:

He often does on his walks, Roland thought. When he’s alone, he hears the Song of the Turtle and knows that he has a job to do. One he’s shirking. Well, my friend, that ends today.

Another mention of the turtle’s song:

“Oh, yes!” King said, and smiled. “The Song of the Turtle. It’s far too lovely for the likes of me, who can hardly carry a tune!”
“I don’t care,” Roland said. He thought as hard and as clearly as his dazed mind would allow. “And now you’ve been hurt.”
“Am I paralyzed?”
“I don’t know.” Nor care. “All I know is that you’ll live, and when you can write again, you’ll listen for the Song of the Turtle, Ves’-Ka Gan, as you did before. Paralyzed or not. And this time you’ll sing until the song is done.”

Mention of a turtle sculpture, appearing in earlier volumes:

“Isn’t it a beautiful little place? I must have been by this corner a hundred times and I never noticed it until now. Do you see the fountain? And the turtle sculpture?”
He did. And although Susannah hadn’t told them this part of her story, Roland knew she had been here—along with Mia, daughter of none—and sat on the bench closest to the turtle’s wet shell. He could almost see her there.

Quoting of an important “saying” about a turtle:

“Bet your bottom dollar,” Roland answered, and was sorry immediately. He’d learned the phrase from Eddie, and saying it hurt. He walked to the turtle and dropped on one knee to examine it more closely. There was a tiny piece gone from the beak, leaving a break like a missing tooth. On the back was a scratch in the shape of a question mark, and fading pink letters.
“What does it say?” she asked. “Something about a turtle, but that’s all I can make out.”
“ ‘See the TURTLE of enormous girth.’” He knew this without reading it.

Mentioning of a poem/song about a turtle:

He spoke in a soft singsong.
“See the TURTLE of enormous girth!
On his shell he holds the earth.
His thought is slow but always kind;
He holds us all within his mind.
On his back all vows are made;
He sees the truth but mayn’t aid.
He loves the land and loves the sea,
And even loves a child like me.”

Mentioning of a “Turtle Place”:

She saw them, too. They formed a kind of whirlpool before streaming away from the Tower, and toward the Place of the Turtle, at the other end of the Beam they had followed so far.

Author: XYuriTT

McSnurtle The Turtle

The ComicVine website treats the hero of this note and The Terrific Whatzit as one character, because they both share the name McSnurtle the Turtle and they appear in the same series (Funny Stuff), etc., but that’s where the similarities end, and the most important thing is that their characters are completely different, The Terrific Whatzit was super lazy and had a secret superhero identity, and this one is very active, constantly looking for business opportunities. We decided to describe them separately in TurtleDex.

Funny Stuff #61: He appears on three pages, on a lot of frames – he visits Dizzy Dog.

Funny Stuff #62: A few frames on two sides – he works on a garden patch.

Funny Stuff #65: Again, a little bit of frames on two pages – he help to find a solution for digging up the beans.

The Three Mouseketeers #06: On the “how to draw” page that you can color yourself.

The Three Mouseketeers #07: Again, one page, a few frames – he talks to Dizzy Dog.

Dodo & the Frog #84: He is in one frame, as a salesman in the store.

Dodo & the Frog #90: He is on some frames on three pages – here he appears as someone who sells (or actually rents) trailers through an advertisement in a newspaper.

Hollywood Funny Folks #37: He has two pages to himself, a lot of frames, we see him visiting Dizzy Dog.

Nutsy Squirrel #068: Literally on one frame, visible at the door of his home.

Comic Cavalcade #59: He has a lot of pages for himself, the story is about clothes and trying to earn money on them.

Comic Cavalcade #047: Six pages. McSnurtle tries to get money from Dizzy Dog, he also pretend that he have a plane.

Comic Cavalcade #050: Four pages full of him. Doing business with Dizzy Dog (as usual, unprofitable to Dizzy).

Dodo & the Frog #083: The turtle is visible on two frames, the third one shows only his shop sign.

Dodo & the Frog #086: Lots of frames on four pages. He tries to make a scam and get some money, but of course he ends up in the red.

Fox and Crow #091, reprint w The Three Mouseketeers 02: One-page joke.

Funny Stuff #074 : Visible in two frames, and in the next two you can see the logo of his restaurant.

Hollywood Funny Folks #038: On four pages there is lot of pictures of him, as a seller whose prices goes up quickly.

Leading Screen Comics #050: Seven pages, McSnurtle wants a hundred dollars from Dizzy Dog… and eventually manages to get that money, though not directly from Dizzy.

Leading Screen Comics #056: Almost six pages full of him – another retailer benefiting from naiveness of Dizzy Dog appeared nearby. McSnurtle wants to get rid of him, but exceptionally, the comic’s punch line is that both sellers lose and the winner who recovered all the lost money is Dizzy Dog.

Leading Screen #066: Visible in three frames, he congratulates Dizzy and manipulate him to make him work.

Leading Screen #069: Three frames, he is selling donuts.

Leading Screen #070: Five frames , as usual, he earns some money.

Leading Screen #074: Eight frames on two pages.

Leading Screen #075: Many frames on six pages, McSnurtle is selling “ideas”.

Nutsy Squirrel #069: Can be seen on four frames, helps with cake problem.

Peter Porkchops #035 : One frame, he is awakened in the middle of the night by a client.

Peter Porkchops #041 : Four frames, exceptionally, it is not him who trades/cheats, he is only used by someone! Other person yells at him that he will not sell him something for five thousand, even though McSnurtle is not interested in it. But other character (true prey of the seller from the beggining) hearing that a money-smart man like McSnurtle wants to pay that much, thinks it must be worth more. )

Peter Porkchops #046: Nine frames, he is doing business.

Peter Porkchops #061: Two pages, McSnurtle gets robbed.

Raccoon Kids #057: Just one frame at the end of the story.

Raccoon Kids #061: Two frames – he is happy about the customer who wants to buy everything he has in the store.

Raccoon Kids #062: One frame, he sells a fish.

Author: XYuriTT

March 2024

In march 2024, we added to Turtledex:

1 movie:
House of Wax

Additionally, two TV-series notes have been updated:
Fear the Walking Dead – New info, about S07E16 – Gone.
Power Rangers (Super) Ninja Steel – New info, about S24E04 (835) – Presto Change-O and S24E21 (852) – Grave Robber.

Two new “knowledge” videos have also been released on the YT channel!
Oogway and all other Turtles of Kung Fu Panda!
My Top 5 favourite things in the TMNT Multiverse!

House of Wax

Title: House of Wax
Year: 2005
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Actors: Chad Michael Murray, Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Brian Van Holt, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams, Robert Ri’chard, Dragicia Debert, Thomas Adamson, Murray Smith, Sam Harkess, Damon Herriman, Andy Anderson, Chantal Lugg, Emma Lung, Kendal Rae
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA

Why in Database: The turtle appears in this film in the form of one of the wax figures that can be seen in the title location. This is not clearly visible in the case of the turtle, but all other animals have human heads/faces, so the turtle probably has one too.

Author: XYuriTT

February 2024

In february 2024, we added to Turtledex:

5 movies:
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
The Little Mermaid
The Swan Princess: A Fairytale Is Born
The Swan Princess: Far Longer Than Forever

4 TV-series:
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight
Legend of the Legendary Warrior

One new “knowledge” videos have also been released on the YT channel!
25th anniversary of the 64 Zoo Lane!

The Swan Princess: Far Longer Than Forever

Tytuł: The Swan Princess: Far Longer Than Forever
Premiera: 2023
Reżyseria: Richard Rich
Angielski Dubbing: Lin Gallagher, Nina Herzog, Catherine Lavine, Yuri Lowenthal, Clayton James Mackay, Doug Stone
Gatunek: Animacja, familijny
Kraj Produkcji: USA

Dlaczego w bazie: Another film from the Swan Princess series. As in all of them, a turtle named Speed also appears here.

Autor: XYuriTT

The Swan Princess: A Fairytale Is Born

Title: The Swan Princess: A Fairytale Is Born
Year: 2023
Director: Richard Rich
English dubbing: Fiona Dorn, Lin Gallagher, Nina Herzog, Yuri Lowenthal, Joseph Medrano
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA

Why in Database: Another film from the Swan Princess series. As in all of them, a turtle named Speed also appears here.

Author: XYuriTT

The Little Mermaid

Title: The Little Mermaid
Year: 2023
Director:Rob Marshall
English dubbing: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Noma Dumezweni, Art Malik, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, Jessica Alexander, Martina Laird, Emily Coates, Christopher Fairbank, John Dagleish, Matt Carver, Jude Akuwudike, Lorena Andrea, Simone Ashley
Polski Dubbing: Sara James, Karol Jankiewicz, Olga Szomańska, Przemysław Bluszcz, Anna Korcz, Stanisław Biczysko, Przemysław Glapiński, Oliwier Derkacz, Katarzyna Dąbrowska
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA

Why in Database: Sea turtles appear in two scenes in this film.

Author: XYuriTT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Year: 2023
Director: Jeff Rowe, Kyler Spears
English dubbing: Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, Brady Noon, Ayo Edebiri, Maya Rudolph, John Cena, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Natasia Demetriou, Giancarlo Esposito, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Paul Rudd
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, SF
Country: Canada, Japan, USA

Why in Database: Another movie with Ninja Turtles, full of them, of course!

Author: XYuriTT