Cry of the Kalahari

Title: Cry of the Kalahari
Author(s): Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Release year: 1984
Publisher: Robert Hartnoll Limited

Why in Database: A travel book about the title Desert. There are three different turtle fragments in it. All three are comparisons:

On the move for months, lugging our shelter with us wherever we went, we had begun to feel like a turtle with a steel shell.

It was the same lionesses and their adolescent young we had often seen. But on the other occasions when hey had visited camp, the truck had always been nearby; now I felt as vulnerable as a turtle without a shell.

With Echo Whisky Golf, the days were gone when we groveled like turtles, slowly dragging the the metal shell of our Land Cruiser laboratory and home wherever we went.

Source: Mossar, Developed: XYuriTT

Disney Insider

Title: Disney Insider
Year: 2020-2021
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Viewing method: Whole series

Why in Database: Turtle elements appear in two episodes of this series. In episode six (Artemis Adventure, Taste of Disney, Runaway Railway) there is a picture/drawing with Toby Tortoise. In episode seven ()Puppet Masters, Authoring the Force, Capturing a Kingdom) you can see a sea turtle swimming in the aquarium.


Author: XYuriTT

Orb Sceptre Throne

Title: Orb Sceptre Throne
Author(s): Ian Cameron Esslemont
Release year: 2012
Publisher: Tor Books

Why in Database: One of the side books set in the Malazan Book of the Fallen universe, contains one tiny turtle element, a comb made of tortoiseshell.

This eve the courtiers and young bravos talked among themselves, comparing rapturous descriptions of the new dancer’s goddess-like grace and classical beauty; while, above, tortoiseshell combs yanked rather savagely through midnight manes of hair.

Source: Mossar, Developed: XYuriTT

Movie Hoarders From VHS to DVD and Beyond!

Title: Movie Hoarders From VHS to DVD and Beyond!
Year: 2021
Director: Tony Newton
Cast: Chris Bergoch, Jay Bond, Nick Charles, Chuck Conry, David Kyle Eisenhauer, Michael Fischer, Jody A. Fox, Jessie Hobson, Ryan James, Pat Kusnadi, Joey Leichty, Dave Neabore, Tony Newton, Shawn C. Phillips, Kyle Rappaport, Josh Sussman, Rick W. Weaver, Chase Whale
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK

Why in Database: A movie about people collecting films on physical media. There are several Ninja Turtles elements in it. Plush toy, figurines, some edition of one of the movies. A VHS tape with the animation Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue is also very clearly shown. Probably on shelves full of movies, shown for most of the time, you could find more items that we already have described in our database.

Author: XYuriTT

Comic Book Junkies

Title: Comic Book Junkies
Year: 2020
Director: Lenny Schwartz, Nathan Suher
Actors: Samantha Acampora, David Adams Murphy, Marissa Albanese, Roberto Alexander, Dave Almeida, Anthony Amaral III, Tai Bacani, Justin Barkley, Ryan Bedisee, Casey Bessette, Anne Bowman, Tammy Brown, Andrew Buckner, Amy Leigh Simard, Lexi Byrd, David Cardoza, Derek Colantuono, Bob Colonna
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA

Why in Database: Two Ninja Turtles related things appear here. Firstly you can see a TMNT T-shirt worn by one of the characters, later there is a person dressed as April O’Neil. In one scene, there is also a tiny children’s pool with a drawing of something that could be considered a turtle.

Author: XYuriTT

Chilly Scenes of Winter

Title: Chilly Scenes of Winter, also known as Head Over Heels
Year: 1979
Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Actors: John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegert, Kenneth McMillan, Gloria Grahame, Nora Heflin, Jerry Hardin, Tarah Nutter, Mark Metcalf, Allen Joseph, Frances Bay, Griffin Dunne, Alex Johnson, Beverly Rowland, Oscar Rowland, Ann Beattie, Angela Phillips, Margaressa Peach Taylor
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA

Why in Database: The turtle product, “Turtle Wax”, appears here, first only in dialogue, then also the packaging is visible when the protagonist buys three cans and gives them as a gift.

– Listen, if you need any wax for your car, let me recommend Turtle Wax.
– I’ll remember that.
– No, you won’t.
– Turtle Wax.

– Gift-wrapped, please.
– Gift wrap the Turtle Wax?
– Yeah.

Author: XYuriTT

Jungle Bride

Title: Jungle Bride
Year: 1933
Director: Harry O. Hoyt, Albert H. Kelley
Actors: Anita Page, Charles Starrett, Kenneth Thomson, Eddie Borden, Gertrude Simpson, Jay Emmett, Clarence Geldert, Alfred Cross
Genre: Adventure, Criminal, Drama
Country: USA

Why in Database: Turtles appear in this film only in a culinary context. One of the characters tells the other that today is his time to cook and he should go to the beach to see if the she-turtle has laid any eggs. The interlocutor complains about the fact that turtles do not make nests, and he must dig in searching for eggs on the whole beach.

– You’ll cook tonight, you better run down and see if your lady turtles laid any more egg.
– Yeah, that stupid things. Why don’t they build nests so we wouldn’t have to be diggin’ up the whole beach?

Author: XYuriTT

The Buccaneer

Title: Korsarz
Title: The Buccaneer
Year: 1938
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Actors: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame, Walter Brennan, Ian Keith, Anthony Quinn, Douglass Dumbrille, Beulah Bondi, Robert Barrat, Fred Kohler, Hugh Sothern, John Rogers, Hans Steinke, Stanley Andrews, Spring Byington, Montagu Love, Eric Stanley
Genre: Adventure, Biographical, Drama, Historical, War
Country: USA

Why in Database: The turtle appears in this film in one scene, in the form of a tortoiseshell that one character offers to another, saying that it is a real tortoiseshell.

– Genuine Tortoise shell. Your hair will shine.

Author: XYuriTT

The Whole Hog: Making Terry Pratchett’s ‘Hogfather’

Title: The Whole Hog: Making Terry Pratchett’s ‘Hogfather’
Year: 2006
Director: Paula Nightingale
Cast: Mark Arden, Terry Pratchett, Vadim Jean, Ian Richardson, David Jason, Marc Warren, Michelle Dockery, Marnix Van Den Broeke, Oliver Money, Nigel Planer, Richard Woolfe, Tony Robinson
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK

Why in Database: Documentary about the production of Hogfather. We found turtle elements in two places, one is the cover of “The Gods Trilogy” (collective edition, includes Pyramids, Small Gods and Hogfather) showing a turtle (Om), the other is an image of A’Tuin.

Author: XYuriTT

Short Stories

Title: Short Stories
Year: 1990–1999
Cast: Birute Galdikas, Terry Pratchett, Ian Redmond
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK
Viewing method: Selected episodes

Why in Database: British series published in 1990-1999. We were interested in an episode from 1995, Terry Pratchett’s Jungle Quest. The whole thing focuses on Pratchett’s trip to Borneo, but in one shot you can see figure of A’Tuin.

Author: XYuriTT