Anime: Drawing a Revolution

Title: Anime: Drawing a Revolution
Year: 2007
Director: Karen Somers
Cast: Christine M. Auten, Dante Basco, Colin Brady, Eric S. Calderon, Peter Fernandez, Crispin Freeman, Akira Mark Fujita, Joseph Hahn, Matt Hawkins, Roland Kelts, Stan Lee, Billy Martin, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Kaoru Mfaume, Kevin Munroe, Glen Murakami, Takashi Okazaki, Tony Oliver
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA

Why in Database: In this production, turtles appears only in the showed fragments from other works. In order, we first see the turtle scene from Battle of the Planets.
Next, important for TD are Ninja Turtles, specifically, the opening from 1987 animated series, several other versions of these characters are also shown. The last turtle item is Squirtle, one of the turtle Pokemon, seen in a scene from the movie Pokémon: The Movie 2000 – The Power of One.

Author: XYuriTT

Pinocchio A True Story

Title: Pinocchio A True Story
Original title: Pinokkio. Pravdivaya istoriya
Year: 2021
Director: Vasiliy Rovenskiy
Original Dubbing: Philip Lebedev, Anton Eldarov, Diomid Vinogradov, Eliza Martirosova, Dmitriy Iosifov
English dubbing: Jon Heder, Pauly Shore, Tom Kenny
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Family
Country: Russia, Hungary

Why in Database: In one scene, Geppetto wonder how to name a figurine he has created. He considers the name Leonardo, but states, among other things, that he doesn’t want him to become a pizza-obsessed turtle, which is an obvious reference to Ninja Turtles.

– Maybe Leonardo? That won’t do either. He’d grow up to be a selfish actor, or an artist, or a turtle who only cares about pizza.

Author: XYuriTT

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau

Title: Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
Year: 2014
Director: David Gregory
Cast: Richard Stanley, Kier-La Janisse, Michael Gingold, Graham Humphreys, Edward R. Pressman, Robert Shaye, Tim Sullivan, Tim Zinnemann, Fairuza Balk, Bruce Spaulding Fuller, Marco Hofschneider, Rob Morrow, Graham ‘Grace’ Walker, Fiona Mahl, Neil Young, David Grasso, Peter Elliott, David Hudson
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA

Why in Database: The poster of the first TMNT movie is shown.

Author: XYuriTT

Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s the Fantastic Four

Title: Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s the Fantastic Four
Year: 2015
Director: Marty Langford
Cast: Carl Ciarfalio, Roger Corman, Joseph Culp, Jonathan Fernandez, Glenn Garland, Kat Green, Chris Gore, Sean Howe, Alex Hyde-White, Lloyd Kaufman, Oley Sassone, Mark Sikes, Michael Bailey Smith, Rebecca Staab, Jay Underwood, John Vulich, Stan Lee
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA

Why in Database: In an article shown at one point, you can see that Ninja Turtles are mentioned.

Author: XYuriTT

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Title: Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
Year: 2010
Director: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch
Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell, Fran Bennett, Howard Berger, Charles Bernstein, Doug Beswick, R. Christopher Biggs, Beatrice Boepple, Leslie Bohem, Brannon Braga, John Carl Buechler, Brooke Bundy, Lou Carlucci, David Chaskin, Alice Cooper, Wes Craven
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA

Why in Database: The poster of the first TMNT movie is shown.

Author: 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

Turtles Forever

Title: Turtles Forever
Year: 2009
Director: Roy Burdine, Lloyd Goldfine
English dubbing: Michael Sinterniklaas, Wayne Grayson, Sam Riegel, Gregory Abbey, Darren Dunstan, Marc Thompson, Veronica Taylor, Scott Rayow, Greg Carey, Nell Balaban, Dan Green, Johnny Castro, Tony Salerno, Sebastian Arcelus, David Wills, Rebecca Soler, Load Williams
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, SF, Thriller
Country: USA

Why in Database: Movie with the Ninja Turtles – but not just a typical four, but three sets of them! As part of the action, turtles from 1987 series meet their incarnation from the and 2003 series and we see these two groups throughout most of the film. In the final part, the first incarnation of turtles, from the Mirage comics, joins. In the form of single shots in the “turtle multiverse review” scene, you can also see other versions of turtles.

Author: XYuriTT

Malcolm in the Middle

Title: Malcolm in the Middle
Year: 2000-2006
Actors: Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan, Jane Kaczmarek, Christopher Masterson
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Viewing method: Selected episodes

Why in Database: Turtles appears in this series in several forms. First, in opening there is an excerpt from the movie One Million Years B.C., with turtle – and of course the opening appear before all episodes.

Another form is plush Squirtle, one of the Pokemon. We spotted him in season two, episode eight (Therapy), sitting behind the main character. In episode 10 (The Bully) you can see him in the background, behind the brother of the main character (you can also see another Pokemon, Charmander), in episode 20 (Bowling) you can probably also see him on the floor of the room and lying on the bed. He also appears in the fourth season, in the twenty-second episode (Day Care) – the title character’s brother uses him as a pillow. We do not exclude that this list is incomplete and there are more episodes in which this plush toy appears.

The other three cases we found were one TMNT toy and two mentions in dialogues.

In the seventh episode of the third season (Christmas) one of the cahracters, Francis discovers grandmother’s hiding place full of Christmas presents that she never gave, one of these gifts is a Ninja turtle figurine, Donatello.

– Donatello with pizza-throwing action ?!

Also in the third season, in Episode 16 (Hal Coaches), there is the usual mention that one character have a turtle.

– Hey, you didn’t see the look on her face. I’m kind of scared to even go into work tomorrow. You know, she does have a turtle.

In the thirteenth episode of season six (Tiki Lounge) the main adult characters exchange informations, Lois says she had a turtle named Lee Majors from whom her family contracted salmonella.

– Think, Lois. I want to know everything.
– I had a pet turtle named Lee Majors. He gave my whole family salmonella.
– I thought I loved you four seconds ago.

Author: XYuriTT

Music – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

In addition to our entire music base (and a separate note in which we present the songs wih references o TMNT), in two separate texts we decided to present the CD/Vinyls/Tapes covers related to Ninja Turtles and to Pokemon.

For start, six classic soundtracks from all cinema films. Below, there are two additional editions of such soundtracks, in languages other than English.

The next two covers are from productions other than films:

The next four covers also include (among others) songs from film soundtracks, but are focused on specific artists:

Finally, three interesting releases: