Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight

Title: Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight
Year: 2022-2023
English dubbing: Jack Black, Rita Ora, James Hong, Della Saba, Rahnuma Panthaky, Chris Geere, Mick Wingert, Todd Haberkorn, Ed Weeks, Omid Abtahi, Parry Shen, Martin Aistrope, Melissa Villaseñor, Harvey Guillén, Tru Valentino, Sean T. Krishnan
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Viewing method: Whole series

Why in Database: A three-season series, a total of 52 episodes, 11 in season 1, 12 in season 2 and 19 in season three. The least turtle series out of the three that were created in the Kung Fu Panda universe, turtle elements appear here only in dialogues in three episodes, in one as a neutral mention, in two the Oogway is quoted.

Season 01:
S01E06 – The Lost City – Po quotes Oogway two times.

Look, Master Oogway used to say, “If you take a break, you can sit with your feelings…”

“The obstacle is the path.”
Master Oogway.

Season 03:
S03E13 – The Poison Ravine – Po compares himself to a turtle.

You should just leave me here in the sun. I can bake like an upside-down turtle.

S03E16 – A Teacup Filled with the Self – Po quotes Oogway.

When I was blocked and couldn’t see my own power, my spiritual guru, Master Oogway, showed me that the path forward doesn’t start ahead. It starts within.

Author: XYuriTT

Hogwarts Legacy

Title: Hogwarts Legacy
Year: 2023
Producer: Avalanche Software
Publisher: WB Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Genre: Action role-playing
Note based on: PS5/PC

Why in Database: Turtles in this game appear in two forms. The first is the Jewel-Encrusted Tortoise Shell, an item that can be found and identified as part of the “Revelio pages” that provide us various information about the game world. The location of this turtle is the Faculty Tower.

The second turtle element takes place in the dialogue, an issue related to the tortoise and the hare, a comparison to these animals is made by a Phineas Nigellus Black, the school’s principal, when he walks through the halls.

The wise rabbit doesn’t seek to outrun the tortoise – because it’s not necessary. On your way.

Source: Slavek_8, Developed: XYuriTT

Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire

Title: Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire
Year: 2023
Director: Zack Snyder
Actors: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Bae Doona, Ray Fisher, Charlie Hunnam, Anthony Hopkins, Staz Nair, Fra Fee, Cleopatra Coleman, Stuart Martin, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Alfonso Herrera, Cary Elwes, Rhian Rees, E. Duffy, Jena Malone
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, SF
Country: USA

Why in Database: Turtle only appears as one verbal mention in this film.

I’m talking to you, you dirty drain turtle. Come here.

Author: XYuriTT

The King’s Man

Title: The King’s Man
Year: 2021
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Harris Dickinson, Djimon Hounsou, Shaun Yusuf McKee, Peter York, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Alexandra Maria Lara, Alexander Shaw, Bevan Viljoen, Shaun Scott, Andrew Bridgmont, Olivier Richters, Valerie Pachner, Daniel Brühl, Joel Basman, Gavrilo Princip
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA

Why in Database: The film features rings with symbols of various animals, including one with a turtle, visible in two scenes. Moreover, the tortoise is mentioned in three dialogues, one of them referring to the story of The Tortoise and the Hare.

– A tortoise? Am I not worthy of a better animal?
– Rasputin, I have a bear. I will happily exchange it with you.
– Yes, Princip. I will be the great bear of Russia.

– As everybody knows, the tortoise eventually wins the race.

– The tsar’s nanny found a ring in Rasputin’s chambers. Identical to Princip’s, but with a tortoise instead of a bear.

Author: XYuriTT

What If…?

Title: What If…?
Year: 2021-Ongoing
English dubbing: Jeffrey Wright, Terri Douglas, Matthew Wood, Robin Atkin Downes, Fred Tatasciore, Mick Wingert, Josh Keaton, Helen Sadler, Hayley Atwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Lake Bell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Ralph, Debra Wilson
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, SF
Country: United States
Viewing method: Whole series

Why in Database: In the sixth episode of the second season, titled What If… Kahhori Reshaped the World?, one of the characters, Atahraks, mentions that he has a turtle inside him, symbolically, of course.

Got some turtle in me myself.

Author: XYuriTT

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Title: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Year: 2018
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
English dubbing: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine, Natalie Morales
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, SF
Country: Canada, USA

Why in Database: The turtle only appears in this film as a verbal reference, a mention used by Spider-Man Noir:

Is that all you got? You gonna fight or you just bumping gums, you hard-boiled turtle slapper?

Author: XYuriTT

The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life

Title: The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life
Author(s): Zoraida Córdova, Tessa Gratton, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Lydia Kang, George Mann, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, Alyssa Wong
Release year: 2023
Publisher: Disney–Lucasfilm Press

Why in Database: The turtle appears in this book as a single mention, in the story “Light in the Darkness” by Cavan Scott.

I react without thinking, kicking it back toward Hoi. He drops like a wild thing on the droid, the automaton as helpless as a ditch-turtle on its back. Hoi’s club comes down hard on the unit’s thin neck, the droid letting out an electronic scream as my brother strikes over and over.

Source: Mossar, Developed: XYuriTT

From a Certain Point of View

Title: From a Certain Point of View
Author(s): Various
Release year: 2017
Publisher: Del Rey

Why in Database: Turtle only appears in this book as a mention of swamp turtles in one sentence, in the story “The Baptist” written by Nnedi Okorafor.

Omi stayed this way for several minutes as other similar dead creatures zipped and walked up and down the hall, some tiny as swamp turtles, others tall as Vodrans, and one as large as a Hutt.

Source: Mossar, Developed: XYuriTT

The Futurological Congress

Title: The Futurological Congress
Original title: Kongres futurologiczny
Author(s): Stanisław Lem
Translation: Michael Kandel
Release year: 1974 (ENG), 1971 (PL)
Publisher: Seabury Press (ENG), Publisher Literackie (PL)

Why in Database: The turtle appears in this text in the form of one verbal mention, it is given as an example of an animal that you can “change” into in your imagination, using zooformalin.

You are undoubtedly aware that thanks to zooformalin one can temporarily become—or rather, feel oneself to be—a turtle, ant, ladybug, or even a jasmine blossom, with the help of a little botanil inflorescine —subjectively of course.1

1. Pewno pan wie, że dzięki zooforminom można się czasowo stać, to jest czuć się, żółwiem, mrówką, bożą krówką, a nawet jaśminem przy pomocy prebotynidu infloryzującego, oczywiście tylko subiektywnie.

Source: Mossar, Developed: XYuriTT

The Cyberiad

Title: The Cyberiad
Original title: Cyberiada
Author(s): Stanisław Lem
Translation: Michael Kandel
Release year: 1974 (ENG), 1965 (PL)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace (ENG), Wydawnictwo Literackie (PL)

Why in Database: The turtle originally appears in this collection of stories in one text, used in a poem – however, in the translation, this fragment has been translated in a non-turtle way. However, in another fragment, where there was nothing about turtles in original version, the translator added the term “tank-turtles”.

And there were wrecks on wheels and wrecks on treads, some with claws and some with cannon, all sundered to the magnetic core, and tank-turtles with squashed turrets, and mutilated military millipedes, and other oddities, broken and battle-scarred, some equipped with auxiliary brains (burnt out), some perched on telescoping stilts (dislocated), and there were little vicious biting things strewn about.1

Then suddenly, as Trurl was rushing back and forth, there was a crackle, a clack, and the machine with perfect poise said:
The Petty and the Small;
Are overcome with gall ;
When Genius, having faltered, fails to fall.
Klapaucius too, I ween,
Will turn the deepest green
To hear such flawless verse from Trurl’s machine.2

1. I były tam truchła na kołach z pazurami i na gąsienicach z miotaczami, rozpłatane do ostatniego szpiku drucianego, były pancerniki bezgłowe z rodzajem spłaszczonych wieżyczek, porozrywanych atomowymi razami, i wieloczłonowce, i pękate okropieństwa, opatrzone licznymi mózgami rezerwowymi, które wszystkie pomiażdżyły się w walce, i maszkary skaczące z połamanymi szczudłami kończyn teleskopowych, i jakieś małe zjadliwce, które umiały snadź to rozdzielać się na zażarte stado,

2. Trurl miotał się tu i tam, raptem coś trzasło, prasło i maszyna bardzo rzeczowo, spokojnie, oświadczyła:
Zawiść, pycha, egoizm do małości zmusza.
Doświadczy tego, pragnąc iść z Elektrybałtem
W zawody, pewien prostak. Ale Klapaucjusza
Olbrzym ducha prześcignie, niby żółwia autem.

Source: Ponda, Developed: XYuriTT