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Pickstarter: A NINJA TURTLES Fan Film With Practical Effects and Costumes

Pickstarter: A NINJA TURTLES Fan Film With Practical Effects and Costumes

Last year, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows featured several callbacks to the original TMNT animated series from the ’80s. And while it might be a long time before we see the heroes in a half shell on the big screen again, a new fan film is attempting to recapture the magic of both the cartoon and the very first live-action TMNT movie.

Veteran special effects artist Scotty Fields has started a new Kickstarter campaign to fund his passion project, Ninja Turtles: Blood Brothers. As the name implies, the fan film isn’t an authorized take on the TMNT, but it does have almost all of the most popular characters from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series and comics, including Shredder, Krang, Bebop, Rocksteady, Baxter Stockman, the Rat King, Usagi Yojimbo, Casey Jones, Splinter, April O’Neil, and of course, the Turtles themselves. But rather than recreating these fantastical characters in CGI, Fields has instead opted to made practical costumes for performers to wear on the set.

The clip even includes some early footage of Bebop and Rocksteady on a rampage together, as well as an actress playing the part of April, complete with her signature Channel 6 jumpsuit. Fields has been working on this project for at least four years, and it shows. Almost all of the major costumes have been finished, and we’re impressed by what we saw in the video.

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Fields previously worked on the Marvel Zombies fan film that was released in 2008, but this appears to be a much more ambitious project. He is asking fans to help him raise $20,000 to finish his Ninja Turtles movie, and the campaign has just under two months to bring in that amount. We’re definitely intrigued by Fields’ decidedly old-school approach to the material, and we’re hoping that he gets his chance to bring it to life. If you want to contribute to the campaign or learn more about it, click here.

Are you excited about the prospect of seeing Ninja Turtles bring back the feel of the classic TMNT cartoon? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

Images: Scotty Fields


Yes, we liked Out of the Shadows. Don’t judge.

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