Check out animator Malcolm Sutherland awesome new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tribute video which transforms Kevin Eastman and peter Laird’s classic creation into something completely new yet still recognizable.
Here’s what Sutherland had to say about this project:
A tribute to the Ninja Turtles.. ever since I read the original black and white comics as a kid I have been a fan. In TMNT Vol. 1 by Mirage Studios they frequently had guest artists and almost every comic was a totally different style. In particular, when I read #37 and #42 By Rick McCollum & Bill Anderson it totally changed my life. No kidding! Those books are so beautiful, and are so intense and full of magic that they left a deep mark on me. Anyway, I always wanted to do a TMNT comic myself, but in the meantime here is a fan animation instead. I know its super nerdy to make fan videos but I don’t care, making this was like my 10 year old dreams come true.
Although it’s my voice, the line that splinter says; “I am here, my son(s)” is from the first TMNT movie, made in 1990. It is one of my favourite moments because it always hits me as some sort of hidden zen-master-like riddle, as if he is actually saying “here we are, THIS is it” or something.