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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows There are three more in the sewer for a boy as awesome as me!

Technically speaking, I like this one better than the first one, because as a pure popcorn movie, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows”, despite the fact that the Turtles in the film are different from the memories of the year, despite the fact that in this era of superheroes and fancy boys, the characters portrayed in the film are so alternative. But the movie stands out for its first-class craftsmanship of the Hollywood entertainment industry, providing a platform for us Turtles fans to reminisce about the past.A commercial brand with no intention

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is not a product of pop culture like “Transformers” or “Special Forces”. Perhaps the original creators had no idea that this random creation would now be as influential as the first two brands worldwide. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was born in 1984 and published by Mirage Studios, but it wasn’t until 1987 that the brand really took off.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came from the pens of two unknown comic book artists at the time, Kevin Eastman and Peter Rutter. Kevin Eastman was just a small character drawing four-panel black-and-white comics, and he was inspired to create the image of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles during a casual evening of scribbling. At that time, Eastman’s starting point was entirely due to copycat, which is described by a specific word “parody”, meaning “parody in a different key”, and “parody” is also Parody” is also a special culture in the American entertainment industry. That is, some of those works of fame “parody”, now parody, the most common form is the “Atlantic Rim” such films, as well as “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Supergirl” and so on a variety of adult version of the “blockbuster”.

When Kevin Eastman created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the object of the parody locked in the 80s particularly popular four comics, respectively: Marvel Comics “X-Men” (new mutants, especially Wolverine)  “Nightmare” DC Comics “The Prodigal” (created by cartoonist Frank Miller) Dave Sim created a futuristic flirt comic “Cerebus” in order to avoid copyright issues, they replaced the image of the four main characters with turtles, so when you look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles today, you will find a lot of Wolverine, Nightmare and other well-known comic book heroes in it, because at that time, the starting point of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was in the cottage. Kevin Eastman used his own savings and money borrowed from his uncle, and also took out a loan to self-publish the comic, and in May 1984, Kevin Eastman and Peter Rutter published the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles black and white comic in a set of cheap magazines under the name “Phantom Studios”, with only 3,250 copies distributed at the time. There were also some advertisements (comic guides and recommendations) in some magazines, but it caused a certain reaction in the American underground comic scene. PS, the name “Phantom Studio” is very interesting, because at that time Kevin Eastman and Peter Rutter were the two oldest brothers, there was no so-called studio, so they took such a name to make fun of themselves. It is worth noting that, as in parody culture, the early Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics were a set of adult-oriented black and white comics with a focus on gore and violence. As the comic books became more popular, the real fame of the Turtles came when Dark Horse Comics (a famous American comic book publisher) represented the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys and produced a large number of figures in 1986, successfully pushing the Turtles into mainstream culture. The following year CBS purchased the rights to the animated adaptation and, like Transformers, produced several animated miniseries episodes for the same purpose of buying toys, and it has been a hit ever since. In addition, the showrunners and animation designers at the time eliminated the violent episodes from the original comics for market demand, retaining only the characterization and adding the appropriate tongue-in-cheek elements. The famous slogans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Half Shell” and “Turtle Power”, were established during this period.

Within a few years, the four turtles went global with their slogan “Turtle Power” and even created a craze for joking about the names of Renaissance artists.

In 1990, the live-action movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was released, jointly created by Columbia and Golden Harvest, Hong Kong’s famous action director Lau Kar Leung as action design, the image of the Turtles was played by four Hong Kong Dragon Tiger martial artists wearing the turtle headgear (the actors were actually four foreigners, but the action scenes were replaced by the Dragon Tiger martial artists drill headgear), the Cantonese dubbing is by the four members of the band Beyond themselves. On the line, the box office that year wildly received 200 million, ranked fifth in the North American box office list of the year, followed by two sequels in subsequent years.

In 2003, a new animated series was redeveloped, and in 2007, China’s Ima Studio and Warner jointly developed a CG animated movie.

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