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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"TMNT" Co-Creator Peter Laird says Jim Henson's Creature Shop created 'BEST' Turtles

by Zulai Serrano

In other "TMNT" news, original Co-Creator Peter Laird opened up to Comic Book Movie (CBM) how he felt about "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot. Laird admitted he felt some new character details were a little much, but he is overall impressed with the reboot.

"I was impressed with what I saw of the production values -- if nothing else, it looks like the new TMNT movie will have a lot of stuff going on and looking good (that toppling tower, for example) -- but the changes to the basic design of the Turtles seemed to me to fall into the 'fixing what is not broken' category," Laird explained to CBM. 

"It's altogether possible that, in the context of this new movie, these designs will work well and not seem so odd," he continued, "but I still point to what Jim Henson's 'Creature Shop' team did with their rendering of the Turtles in rubber and paint as the best translation (in live action, anyway) of the Turtles as Kevin Eastman and I created them." 

The "TMNT" reboot is slated to hit theaters on Aug. 8.

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